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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:
44.4682170000000000000
Maximum Depth (ft):
145
County:
Crawford
Longitude:
-84.7221290000000000000
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
2017-10-03
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 4
Water Temperature:
There are INDEED, walleye in this lake. Locals have put about a dozen in this lake, local charter caught about 4 in live well. My good friend also caught one in about 5 feet off a mepps spinner. This fish was VERY messed up and deformed, 0 idea why but walleyes and bluegills are in this lake. Locals stock it but it is very slim and almost impossible to catch. Smallmouth fishing is very tough here, but i pulled out an 8 and have pulled out several 3s-6s. MONSTER smallmouths in this lake, just very hard to get them to commit since the clarity of the lake. I fish here year round and know it like back of my hand, legit small mouth in this lake just very, very tough..
Guest
2017-09-05
Species: General
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature:
I fished there on Mothers day wkend in 1992, and had on the largest Largemouth Bass I have ever seen. Two others in the boat. saw the whole disaster unfold. Buddy grabbed the line as the fish surfaced,and the second snelled hook buried into his hand. The fish made a hard run and broke off. I wont guess as to weight, but it was 24-25 inches,and thick .
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):
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):
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):
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 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):
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):
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:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

08:05 EST

Sunset:

18:41 EST

Moon Phase:


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