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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Higgins Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Higgins Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!
State:
Michigan
Latitude:
44.468217
Maximum Depth (ft):
145
County:
Crawford
Longitude:
-84.722129
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Lake
Water Clarity:
10 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
State Park
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Guest
2015-10-08
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
I have fished this lake hard for 57 yrs and I agree, no large mouth bass!
Guest
2014-03-21
Species: Walleye
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
I seen a walleye floating dead in Higgins,was surprised to see.was summer in 2012
Guest
2013-12-01
Species: Striped Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
I am 15 Yr old and have seen one out of higgins
Guest
2013-07-29
Species: Walleye
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
I have fished Higgins lake for 30 years and have never caught or heard of anybody catching eye\'s on the lake. They are just not in this lake. Maybe you mean Houghton lake.
Guest
2010-03-06
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 23
If you didn't get out at the full moon phase you missed the smelt when they were very aggessive. Have fun going out for the smelt.
Guest
2010-02-17
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature:
smelt are hitting good on hali's tipped with spikes. In 20 to 40 feet of water early evening is better than late night or early morning
Higgins Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Higgins Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There are NO largemouth bass in Higgins Lake. I've been fishing Higgins Lake since the mid 1960's and have never seen one. Higgins is a place for dandy smallmouth bass, they very underfished. Most anglers fish for perch and rockbass or trout. Pike are also plentiful, jigging large minnows or using rapalas on the edges of weed beds should net you a few pike. Don't waste your time fishing for largemouth...they don't exist here.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 38 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
Higgins Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Higgins Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Best way to catch is to us a worm, hook, and a weight. Cast out let it sink a
little then reel it very slow. If you don\'t catch one within 5 min move 20 yards
away. The marked place is where I have caught the biggest Smallmouth Bass in the
20 years I have fished this lake
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 38 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
Higgins Lake Crappie Rating:
2.5
Higgins Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- I won't say with certainty there are no crappie...but I've never seen one in 45 years.
Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
Higgins Lake Walleye Rating:
2.5
Higgins Lake Walleye Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Walleye, like largemouth, do not exist in Higgins Lake. Obviously the person giving the tips has never fished this lake and is using some computer program to write his material. Lake trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, splake, whitefish, northern pike, salmon, perch, rockbass, smallmouth bass, grayling, a few bluegill....those are what you can catch at Higgins. The occaisional sucker or dogfish can also be caught. There are some huge rockbass in the lake, up to 14 inches...maybe the other author is just confused?
Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Walleye function very well in the colder water temperatures. Try fishing some open flats and definitely use live bait when the water temperature is this low. Plastics with scent added will also produce results, but nothing beats live bait for walleye.
Higgins Lake Catfish Rating:
2.5
Higgins Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- There is no catfish in higgins lake ben fishing higgins for 30 years now never caught or seen a cat caught.
Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Higgins Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
2.5
Higgins Lake Spotted Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- anywhere 25+ depth all around the lake they like weeds and structure so go to a nice vegetation bed and just drop it in. live bait(minnows worms and small frogs or large insects) works well and fake worms do all right. i always go toward teh north sunken island or around Treasure Island.
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Higgins Lake White Bass Rating:
2.5
Higgins Lake White Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Higgins Lake Striped Bass Rating:
2.5
Higgins Lake Striped Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Wrong again. There are none.
Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Higgins Lake Trout Rating:
3.5
Higgins Lake Trout Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Been nailing lake trout with Bob Stockton!
Trout Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.

Sunrise:

08:30 EST

Sunset:

19:13 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full