EVART\u00a0\u2014 Paul Higgins enjoyed October fishing in\u00a0the area. The Evart area resident, also the Wildcat girls varsity basketball coach, said\u00a0last wee\u00a0he's had enormous success recently with walleye fishing. Higgins said he's been getting good-sized walleye locally in\u00a0the Muskegon River. "They're keepers, 16- to-18-inchers," he said. "That's\u00a0been pretty much since the first part of September." The recent\u00a0rainfall from earlier this\u00a0week\u00a0should be a benefit for anglers, Higgins indicated. "It will clean the leaves out of the water," he said. "There's\u00a0been a pretty good leaf drop the last few days." Higgins is also an avid fisherman for salmon, steelhead and brown trout in the Manistee River. Higgins will get busier starting on Nov. 6. That's when the girls basketball practice season begins.