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Called Higgins lake sports shop last night. The owner said she thought it was still frozen. She said she will drive by this morning and check. I'll be calling her soon. I'll post my findings.
There were fishing the south basin out of the marina since Saturday. Their have been people out there everyday since.
 

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Sports barn says the lake has ice. South state park has fisherman but he's not sure how far out there fishing. Slow west side has the same.
 

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20 min in to the 2021 smelt season on Higgins and I caught a master angler!!
10 1/4”. Ended up with half a bucket full between 2 of us. Be safe out there!!!
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1/2 a bucket full That’s like 400+ Smelt.. Nice job And congrats on the master angler


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Can anyone tell me if anyone is going out of the north state park? Thinking about coming up and that's the only place I'm familiar with. Any input would be greatly appreciated and open to other ideas. Thanks in advance!
 

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Can anyone tell me if anyone is going out of the north state park? Thinking about coming up and that's the only place I'm familiar with. Any input would be greatly appreciated and open to other ideas. Thanks in advance!
Out of the north state park launch, 7fow 4~5 inches. Did not go further and the people I saw were all out about the same distance. Today
 

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Only tried it one time for smelt,over 20 years ago... Can't remember how far we went out,but I remember the walk back in.. I'm to old for that walk now..
 

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Only tried it one time for smelt,over 20 years ago... Can't remember how far we went out,but I remember the walk back in.. I'm to old for that walk now..
Hmm, let’s see, walking back to the west launch after midnight with the west wind blowing and the temperature (not wind chill) around zero. I remember that, lol. So does my one hand, I think it got a little to cold while breaking down and sometimes bothers me when it’s cold out.
 

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Hmm, let’s see, walking back to the west launch after midnight with the west wind blowing and the temperature (not wind chill) around zero. I remember that, lol. So does my one hand, I think it got a little to cold while breaking down and sometimes bothers me when it’s cold out.
It's never the walk out and set up that gets me,it's the break down and walk back..
 

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Hmm, let’s see, walking back to the west launch after midnight with the west wind blowing and the temperature (not wind chill) around zero. I remember that, lol. So does my one hand, I think it got a little to cold while breaking down and sometimes bothers me when it’s cold out.
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Done that walk many times in the middle of the night, stopping and looking up at the millions of stars and feeling really tiny in the big picture.
 

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Looking to ice fish Higgins this weekend, maybe Friday night. Just looking for ice conditions.
About 8” of ice a couple days ago, quads and sleds are out but not many in the middle.

We have a winter storm going on right now. View out the window....high winds, horizontal snow, schools closed, not pretty out there. might want to let this storm pass first. It dont look like a lot of snow though. But their calling for more.


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I’d guess everyone is out fishing why there not posting. I’d bet with the cold weather we got there driving sleds and quads all over. But I haven’t been there to check yet. Kinda hard with a 3mo old
 

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I’d guess everyone is out fishing why there not posting. I’d bet with the cold weather we got there driving sleds and quads all over. But I haven’t been there to check yet. Kinda hard with a 3mo old
Last I heard yesterday they were still not going in the deep/middle yet. But with this cold weather it shouldnt be long
 
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