EVART — Paul Higgins has been an active fisherman in Osceola County and he’s enjoyed impressive success in recent weeks.

Higgins, who coaches Evart’s girl basketball team, recently pulled out a walleye from an area lake.

“We were fishing locally, and the fish was caught on tip-ups using a small sucker minnow in 17 feet of water,” he said.

“As for the fish bite, where we are fishing that lake has been heavily pressured with anglers so we are walking a long distance to get away from the crowds.

“We also have been getting some nice perch in the 10-to-13-inch range while fishing with tip-ups and blues, and some on wigglers.”