EVART - Evart's Paul Higgins is among the ice anglers chomping at the bit for some winter action.

Higgins said he went out on Dec. 13 at Lake Cadillac where there were four inches of ice.

"It's hit or miss," he said earlier this week. "Cadillac just refroze again. It was all frozen and they lost all the ice by Thanksgiving and it froze again. There's fish in the river at Manisteee. I fished there a few times and it was hit or miss. Other than that, I haven't heard a lot."

It needs to stay cold, Higgins said, although it may warm up this weekend south of Osceola County, resulting in shakier ice.

But Higgins is predicting "good solid ice" in northern Michigan counties in upcoming weeks.