REED CITY \u2014 The DNR says very few updates have come in recently\u00a0and not many fishermen are out. \u201cIt\u2019s been kind of quiet,\u201d Tanner Havens, of Frank\u2019s Sporting Goods in Morley, said. \u201cA few guys were fishing on the pond over the weekend here, and they were doing pretty good The wind was the main killer.\u201d \u201cIt\u2019s been dead,\u201d Greg Clark, of Schafers Bait and Sporting Goods in Weidman, said. \u201cThe ice is pretty bad.\u201d \u201cThere\u2019s some stuff going on but the warm wave we\u2019ve got is kind of putting a hit on the ice,\u201d Travis Bohy of Jay\u2019s Sporting Goods in Clare, said. \u201cThe ice is sketchy for a lot of guys. Guys going out have been getting pretty good panfish bite. Conditions are deteriorating rather quickly; guys going out should be cautious and make sure they have some kind of an ice scraper or some type of traction control because the ice is real slick.\u201d Woody Raymond from the Sanford Sport Shop agrees. \u201cThere\u2019s no ice, it\u2019s just about done,\u201d he said. \u201cI had a couple of guys that went below the dam today. There\u2019s ice that\u2019s very unsafe. They canceled the crappy tournament this week. Ice is just not safe. This would have been the 30th year. It\u2019s the last Wednesday of every February. They have it at Wixom.\u201d Here\u2019s what the DNR states in its latest report regarding Saginaw Bay, the Saginaw River and Houghton Lake; \u201cSaginaw Bay:\u00a0It is recommended that\u00a0no one venture out onto the ice because of flooding, rising water levels and quickly deteriorating ice conditions. The rain, warmer temperatures and snow melt are creating dangerous conditions. Those looking to go ice fishing should head to the northern part of the Lower Peninsula or the Upper Peninsula. \u201cSaginaw River:\u00a0It is recommended that\u00a0no one venture out onto the ice on this and other rivers in the area because of flooding and rising water levels. Conditions are not safe. Houghton Lake:\u00a0Anglers are still fishing however\u00a0extreme caution needs to be used when traveling across the ice. All the fishing and spearing holes have opened up and are much bigger now. Caution needs to be used near the rivers and creeks, near the pressure crack that runs across the East Bay and another one off Long Point near the entrance to the North Bay. Anglers caught crappie, bluegills, walleye, pike and perch on minnows. If the bite slows, try switching to wax worms. The better bite was early morning and again about 4 p.m. Be sure to bring ice cleats for easier travel across the ice.\u201d In northwest Michigan, the Big Manistee River had reports of steelheads being caught. \u201cWater levels are starting to recede,\u201d Dan Barkman of DLoop Outfitters in Wellston said. \u201cWater color is still off a little bit but fishing has been good.\u201d \u201cThe spring steelhead run has begun for the Big Manistee,\u201d Rob Eckerson of Pappy\u2019s Bait Shop in Wellston, said, \u201cnamely Tippy Dam. We have high water at the moment, but we are fishable. It actually has crested. Bear Creek, a tributary of the Big Manistee, also has fish in it. There\u2019s been some early spawn activity in that as well. \u201cOn ice fishing, the conditions are in question because of the weather. All-in-all, we probably have 14 inches of ice in most places. The edges are of concern, getting on an off. Ice fishing productivity has been OK. They\u2019re getting perch, panfish and a few pike here and there.\u2019 Portage Lake continues to produce lake herring, the DNR added. \u201cIn the Betsie, there\u2019s a good number of fish, trout and steelhead,\u201d Bud Fitzgerald of Tangled Tackle Co. in Manistee said. \u201cIn Bear Creek, the water is high and dark. It will be tough fishing. Few guys are getting out on Manistee Lake for a few perch. They\u2019re getting good number of smelt.\u201d Lakes Cadillac and Mitchell has some spots where there is flowing water and should be avoided since they deteriorate first. Colder temperatures should help shore the ice back up. Per Marquette River also had reports of steelhead being caught after the rain and warmer temperatures. \u201cThey\u2019re getting steelhead and trout fishing has been pretty good on Crystal,\u201d Desyre Shelton of the Benzie Backcast Fly Shop in Benzonia, said.