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Higgins Lake, MI
2016-05-30
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2016-05-29
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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):
With Higgins Lake at 49 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Largemouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Largemouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
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 49 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):
With the Water Temperature at 49 Prime Crappie fishing is in full swing. Crappies should be migrating to their spawning areas now. They?ll either be up in the final spawning area now or at tributary entrances. Concentrate around 15 feet of water. Fish Primary points at the mouth of the creek arms. Fish Targets at this point instead of focusing on bait fish. Fish trees, shrubs, vegetation, etc. Fishing correctly this time of year will get you snagged quite a bit since you need to focus on making and keeping contact with the cover.
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):
The walleye spawn is in full swing now. With Walleye spawning grounds generally on gravel and rocky bottoms and preferring clean water. Try throwing reaction type baits up in the shallows. Rip-Rap, damns, rocky bottom points are perfect to hit. Try fishing some faster crank baits and spinners this time of year. As always fall back to the standard walleye fishing tactics, but it won?t hurt bringing out the bass gear in search for spawning walleyes. In this water temperature, always be safe on the water.
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):
With Higgins Lake at 49 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Spotted bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Spottted Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
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:

06:00 EST

Sunset:

21:12 EST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
Days to Full