REED CITY \u2014 It\u2019s a busy time in the classroom for Reed City\u2019s Dave Zielinski, but that doesn\u2019t mean the longtime area resident won\u2019t have time yet for a fishing pole or a bow in his hand. The Reed City High school science teacher has been working at the school for 16 years. He\u2019s a former varsity baseball coach who graduated from Reed City in 1992 and played sports including football and baseball. He\u2019s heavily into fishing and hunting, especially the former right now. \u201cFishing will start this weekend (April 29-30),\u201d said Zielinski. \u201cI like going up to Houghton Lake and Long Lake up in Interlochen for walleye. I don\u2019t do as much trout fishing anymore because I enjoy the boat fishing better. I get spoiled since one of my friends owns a charter service so I can fish the Manistee for steelhead and salmon.\u201d Spring fishing prospects will be interesting, he hinted. \u201cThis weather has been different so I can\u2019t predict,\u201d Zielinski said. \u201cMushroom season and all that hasn\u2019t been good but certain things have been. It will be up in the air this year, I think. It depends on the weather. Right now, I wouldn\u2019t suggest it\u2019s going to be good but that might change by summer.\u201d Zielinski has been limited by time to do as much ice fishing as he once enjoyed. He\u2019s enjoyed plenty of hunting over the years including bow, rifle and muzzleloading when it comes to deer. An 8-pointer with an 18-inch spread has been among his trophies. He limits his hunting to this immediate area. \u201cLast year was very good,\u201d he said. \u201cI saw a lot of deer.\u201d Having competed in sports and seeing action as a coach, Zielinski has obviously developed a competitive nature, but indicated that it\u2019s not necessarily that aspect that he enjoys most about hunting and fishing. \u201cFor me, it\u2019s relaxing,\u201d he said. \u201cA lot of times, when I\u2019m hunting, I\u2019ll take a book with me. I love being relaxed.\u201d His interest in hunting and fishing comes from his family ties. In the Zielinski family, the opening day of deer season is quite an event.