Just got back from an ice fishing/business trip. Fished Higgins the evening of 2/4 and caught 8 whitefish and three lakers. On 2/5 took about a dozen lakers and three whitefish. Fished only in the morning on 2/6 and took two whitefish and two lakers. There was a pile of snow on the lake. 4-wheelers could not venture from the beaten paths. There was lots of slush on the lake which repeatedly froze up our snowmobile tracks and made for tough going pulling a sled. Very few people out. We fished the north end in deep water. We never tried for perch, but reports were that they were running small this year. Smelt fishing was reported to be somewhat slow from the people we talked to as well.