Higgins Lake

Current Temperature:

Est Water Temperature:
60° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.93 (Falling)

Wind Speed:
East at 05 Knots (6 MPH)

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Higgins Lake
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Higgins Lake General Information
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!


Inpoundment Type:

Surface Area (acres):

Lake Management:
State Park



Water Clarity:
10 ft

Water Temp Factors:

Maximum Depth (ft):

Normal Elevation (ft):

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

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Higgins Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

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- 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.
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Higgins Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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- 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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Higgins Lake Crappie Fishing

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- 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):
Fall Fishing Tip provided by Guide Chatt Martin: One tactic is all you need. Trolling. Get a pink or black colored crankbait that gets down 8-12 feet (I like Bandit 200 and 300 series crankbaits), and put it 80-100 feet behind a boat and drive that boat around in 8-12 feet of water pretty slow. 1.2-1.8 miles per hour seems to be the blessed speed. You will catch crappies, and you'll be surprised how many. This is a great tactic when you don't have a fishfinder.
Higgins Lake Walleye Fishing

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- 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?
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Higgins Lake Catfish Fishing

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- There is no catfish in higgins lake ben fishing higgins for 30 years now never caught or seen a cat caught.
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Higgins Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

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- 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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Higgins Lake White Bass Fishing

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Higgins Lake Striped Bass Fishing

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- Wrong again. There are none.
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Higgins Lake Trout Fishing

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- Been nailing lake trout with Bob Stockton!
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Higgins Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
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.
07:49 EST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

19:03 EST

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