REED CITY -\u00a0Ice fishing success continues, although it seems to depend on the lake and time of day. It also depends on the weather. The heavy weekend snowfall could make it difficult for anglers again. But an expected warm up later this week could change things. "There's been some walleye being caught on the river," Tanner Havens of Frank's Sporting Goods in Morley. "The perch was all right (recently).' "Bluegills have been caught just about everywhere. Other than that, not whole lot is going on." East of Mecosta County, fishing is very slow. "It's slowed down a little bit because of the weather," Woody Raymond of Sanford Sport Shop, said. "It's not bad. Wixom Lake has done really well. Sanford has picked up a little bit. But then we got this rain a week ago and it dirtied up the water. That makes it harder fishing. I've been going to Sugar Springs, which has been good and going to the Bay catching perch and walleye." "The edges got soft this weekend, it's pretty tough getting out," Greg Clark said of Schafer's Bait & Sporting Goods of Weidman, said. "We hear fishing has been pretty good for the most part," a spokesman at Jay's Sporting Goods in Clare said. "The inland lakes have been producing good catches of panfish, but not a lot of large crappies. There's been some decent perch. The pike fishing has improved. There's a few smelt to be had this year. It goes in cycles. Brandon Stanton of Team Gunsmoke Sport Fishing concurred fishing remains solid. "You have to watch the ice, it was shifting because of the warm spell," he said. "The fishing is good, but use caution." In northwest Michigan, fishing is sporadic. "It's hit or miss,"\u00a0Matt Barthels, of DLoop Outfitters in Wellston,\u00a0said. "Fishing has improved a bit. We're getting a little push of mainly fresh females that have pushed up the river lately." Bud Fitzgerald of Tangled Tackle Fish\u00a0Co. in Manistee, said the ice is still good on Portage Lake. "They're doing good on perch," he said. "Manistee Lake has a lot of little ones. Ice is starting to get\u00a0dicey on\u00a0the Manistee. If you're going\u00a0anywhere, I'd definitely walk with a spud.\u00a0The river guides are now back\u00a0in the river. For steelhead, Bear Creek has been good." Manistee\u00a0Lake is doing good on perch\u00a0and\u00a0pike at Stronach and Penny\u00a0Park, Dewey Buchner of Don's\u00a0Sporting Goods in Manistee, said. "Portage is hit\u00a0and\u00a0miss with good\u00a0numbers of perch getting caught," Buchner said. "They are getting a few nice pike and a lot of white fish in the deep hole." Dan\u00a0Osborn of\u00a0Osborn's Sport Shop\u00a0in Bear Lake, said anglers are having success with perch in Crystal Lake. "They're catching limits of ciscos in\u00a0Portage Lake," Osborn said. "Guys are catching\u00a0limits of perch.\u00a0Quite a few walleyes are being caught, smaller ones. They've been catching ciscos for weeks now. Guys have come from all over to catch them." Larry\u00a0Scharich of\u00a0Shipwatch Marina in Manistee, also confirmed anglers are getting perch at Portage Lake. "The weather is making it kind of iffy," he said. Dave Rommell,\u00a0 fishing observer in Frankfort, said the sport is going well in his area.\u00a0"It's pretty\u00a0good when the ice holds up for us," Rommell said. "It's up and down with the weather. They're doing real\u00a0well\u00a0on northern pike. (Friday), we fished at Crystal Lake,\u00a0and got a lake\u00a0trout, northern pike and about 40 perch. It's been a pretty good season so far."