BIG RAPIDS \u2014 The weather hasn\u2019t been giving anglers much of a break in recent days and weeks. But there are hopes that warmer weather is on the horizon. In Osceola County, Craig Walters of The Eyes Have It store in LeRoy said activity is starting to pick up. \u201cIt\u2019s been slow because of the miserable weather,\u201d he said. \u201cBut people are starting to get out now and fishing should be going a little better.\u201d At places like Rose Lake, there\u2019s plenty of ice, Walters said, for panfish and pike. \u201cThere was a 31-inch walleye caught a couple of weeks ago on Rose Lake,\u201d Walters. \u201cWith the weather changing, it\u2019s going to start picking up again. It\u2019s been miserable.\u201d Pere Marquette River has steelhead, the DNR said, adding that those wading have caught steelhead and the occasional brown trout. George Tharp of Ed\u2019s Sport Shop of Baldwin said recently that some anglers are catching fish out of Idlewild Lake. \u201cThe snow is past knee deep so it makes it hard going,\u201d he said. \u201cThere\u2019s been some fish on Big Bass Lake, perch on Big Bass and bluegills, crappie and pike on Idlewild. \u201cFishing overall is kind of slow with the deep snow. You have to be a diehard to want to do it but there are fish there. They have to eat some. They\u2019re not superactive.\u201d The DNR reports that at Lake Cadillac and Lake Mitchell, anglers are catching pike and crappie.\u00a0Lake Missaukee has been giving anglers panfish for those using minnows and spikes. The DNR adds that at the Manistee River, steelhead can be found up near Tippy Dam. Below High Bridge the river is iced up and not fishable.