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Posted: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 12:00 am

Oscoda anglers are catching pike

Oscoda anglers are catching a lot of pike out of Van Etten Lake, the back waters of Cooke and Foote ponds and from the cuts in the AuSable River behind Bunyan Town Marina and Wellman’s Party and Bait, said Ross Wellman of Wellman’s.

A few perch, that are on the small side, and some crappie are being pulled from Van Etten Lake, he added.

“Things will start to tighten up again with the cold weather coming,” Wellman predicts.

Inland lake anglers are doing well with catching a lot of pike, reported young Ed Beckley of Beckley’s M-65 Bait Shop in Whittemore. He also reported that bluegill catches have been okay.

“Be careful on the ice - watch where you are going,” he cautions ice anglers.

Steve Shaver, owner of the Bay Party Store in East Tawas, said that fishing was a little slow the past weekend on Tawas Bay.

He knows of one angler that caught a 13-inch perch from the bay.

“The water was a little cloudy,” Shaver said, accounting for the lack of success with pike spearing.

According to Shaver, Tawas Lake anglers were pulling quite a few bluegill out of the lake and were also getting pike using tip-ups with goldies.