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I am going to be heading to Star Lake in Otter Tail in a couple of weeks. This is my first trip to Star Lake. Any tips or fishing reports? Thanks in advance.

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My dad would kill me if I put anything about Star on the net. But if you put in your time you will be rewarded. Just remember the sunfish limit is only 10. They watch it close.

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I'll be at Star Lake on the 16th of June for a week, if that's when you're going to be there. If you need some pointers look me up! I'll be at the Galaxy in cabin #8. My Dad, always said "There is enough fish up here for everyone, so help them have a good time too!" He was right! Been fishing Star and the area lakes for 48 years! I'm 55 years old now and the area is still the best! You'll have fun and meet a lot of nice people who will help you!

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Thank you both for the information. I will actually be there starting the 23rd. Thank you again and good luck!

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I posted some info about Star under the Detroit Lakes region forum SUBJECT was Lida or Star (it was a long post or I would type it up again for you).

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A good friend of mine just returned from Dead Lake. Real bad weather last week. He watched 4 tornadoes from his cabin deck, and a big one towards Lida! Big Caps on the lakes. Looks like it is calming down now towards the end of this week. Said the water temp was 65 degrees. Crappie were out about 28 to 30 feet deep. Haven't moved shallow yet. Bass were Great, and they did good on the Eyes! Whatch out when the water temp hit 68! You'll have a ball! 3rd & 4th week are the Best!

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Thank you all for the information. I greatly appreciate all of your help.

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    • jriegel
      Thanks guys for the tips looks like 3-4inch stick bright stick baits and bright spoons seem to be the go to.  Anybody ever vertical fish them or live bait? Hope the weather is.good next friday, i have always wanted to get out there and try it.  Bonus is the wife would be happy with some fresh salmon.
    • ducksnbucks
      I have been looking at the gages this morning and the L.F. still appears to be either frozen or have an ice jam at the most downstream gage in Little Fork. The discharge is not working but the water level has risen 3' since Sunday. The next upstream gage however is flowing good and has risen from 1,200cfs to 5,000+cfs since Sunday and has risen 8' in the same period. The Big Fork doesn't have cfs data so I am thinking its frozen but the height has risen 2.5' since Sunday. I would think with that flow and the warm weather it's only a matter of days until they both go.   Other trips like the Black River and Rapid River are all on the rise both cfs and height.   Also, I took a look at the Rainy at Manitou Rapids and it has risen about 2' and has gone from 14,000 cfs to 17,500 cfs since Sunday.
    • northspear
       I'm heading up Friday. Going out of spring steele. I have a delivery route that took me up there today.  Took lunch at the warroad access. They got it closed with yellow tape.  If anyone heads up earlier an update would be great.  I'm planning on an atv but will walk if I have to.  Thanks.  Good luck and tight lines!!!
    • AlwaysFishing23
      I herd some lakes in the BWCA were still in good shape as of Monday but I'm sure that changed by now.
    • AlwaysFishing23
      Your best bet is to go some place like Cabela's or fleet farm. Look at what they got find what you like as far as price style and color and try them if there not what you like exchange them. I would definitely say boat seats are a "you get what you pay for" you buy a $40 seat it's probably going to be junk while a $100 seat will last a lot longer and be made better. Hope this helps!