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Ideas for Star?

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I'm heading to Star this weekend, going to be in the west arm for a bit, that's where we're staying. Want to pre-fish this weekend to get used to the lake as I'm staying for a week on the main part of the lake in mid-August. Any pointers on spots to hit or presentation. Mostly looking for some eyes or bass I guess.

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I think Star has dropped off over the past five years but it still one of my top 10 lakes to fish. That being said, lat year we found them at about this time right in the west arepast the bridge on the south side by the cabins. As dark falls, there will be many people with cabins there tossing out slip bobber from their docks.

This time of the year I have also hitymidlake island. That can be very good. We stayed at a resort just out from that island for about three years in a row. That was a good spot. Also the sunken island just off the North access. That can be good -- going around it or opver it then to deep water to the south of it. It is a little rocky there as it is in the "Northwest arm" by the other resport/bar over there. That can be good as well.

Good luck. I would use leeches but have some crwalers along.

Let us know how you did.

Hitman

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a couple of other places where you can pick up a few are the along the high back to the right of the north access

and the point right before the galaxy. These are early morning or late in the day spots. Also if the fish are not

biting some real nice eye candy by both spots if the cabin

dwellers are there.

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Well, we did ok but not great. Could not find any walleyes, slow in that category from everybody I spoke with out there. Did catch about a dozen northerns during the day and then found some nice sunnies out by midlake island that were suspended in 20ft and also got a few nice bass in the same spot, fun to catch.

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Glad you had a good time.

The eyes have been pretty slow in most areas ... Not surprising since it is mid-July.

They should perk up in August.

Actually, we did fairly well on Big C in July last year. Strange year.

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Hey Hitman!

I whole heartedly agree with the no walleye comment... however, for some strange reason the bite was on last weekend. My brother and I limited out on Sat and I caught four more on Sun. (only fished for a few hours on Sun.). Plan to head out again this weekend. They were on a few flats (with stucture near) in about 25-32 fow. For more detailed descriptions, you will have to join me in my boat! It is on a pond near you (at least somewhat near you)... now that I have said what I said, I expect the dead sea next weekend. But it was fun while it lasted. I even managed a few trolling raps in about 15 fow. My wife wanted my in by 4 so I thought I would try and troll in pulling cranks (mind you it was already 4 when I started to troll). And I landed two (15 inch and 22 inch) within a minute (literally). Then the blasted thoughts that go through a guy's mind... already late and the fish are biting... I was the good husband and didn't turn around. For a little hint as to where I was at, I had to throw one of the rap trolling fish back. Let me know if you would like to join me I have a 19 foot boat all to myself (most of the time) or you fish along side of me this weekend (but again, I expect dead sea).

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Anylake,

In a "Pond" close but not too close to HItman? Sounds like the "Big pond," Mille Lacs to me... Why are you so surprised to have done so well then? The walleye bite out there has been amazing since the opener... I just read a report my buddy forwarded me the other day out of Mille Lacs Country that the minimum size for an eye is now set to 15 in and the slot is from something like 16 - 28 inches! Wow! They must be hammerin! I plan to hit that goldmine again in Septemeber...

IN other news, I have been off the site for a while due to me not fishing much... I hate having to travel all the way up to the ol Big Water (Devils Lake) this time of year just to get a walleye bite, so I haven't done much fishing in the MN area. The ol lady and I have rigged the old 92 Ranger for some tubbing just about every weekend this summer so far! I did get out on Big DL for about 2 hours last Sat from 3:30 - 5:00 PM. I tried the "hammered gold spinners with bottom bouncers" method in about 26 - 30 ft of water with crawlers and managed a 13 inch snotter and many blue gill bites. Man,those gills in DL are out of control this summer... We have been pulling friends and familly on the tube from shore all summer in Little DL and the sunnies are flocking in the shallows unlike I've ever seen before - They are flocking literally by the hundreds!! Anyways, after I got sick of having my spinner setup get picked by a billion and five sunnies last Sat, I decided to toss a slip bob with a whole crawler out in 26 ft of water, 6 inches off the bottom. Right as I went to jump into the water to swim and watch the bobber, it went down and I caught a 13 inch eye... Then I proceeded to get excited about that and began to catch sunny after sunny (nice sunnies, but I wish they had been walleyes!). Anyways, forget about the eye fishin in this part of the country at this time of year. I plan on tubbing the rest of the summer away out of my fishin rig and then, watch out Pelican! I plan to hit that Fall run with haste! Anyways, good luck to all still tryin the eye bite at this time of year. It's like Hotman says, it aught tom pick up in August... Until then, I plan on rootin the Brew Crew to the playoffs and waitin for the Fall run to take place!!!!

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The Hotman? Scuse me, the HItman!

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Indeed... Mill Lacs does have a slot limit, but that is not the only lake! I will give you one more guess and compared to Mill Lacs, this lake is a pond. And it is far closer to DaHitman and yourself than Mill Lacs.

I also agree with you on the sunfish comment. As we were catching walleyes, we catching as many sunfish. Does anyone know if eyes eat sunfish? My brother asked me and I have no idea.

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Man,those gills in DL are out of control this summer


tell me about it; I was swimming at the beach with my daughter on the 4th and kept getting pecked by those darn suckers. I think they liked the coppertone sport sunscreen.

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Does anyone know if eyes eat sunfish?


the walleyes in Big D were full of sunnies last year.

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They have been full of themsince I started fishing that lake in 2001. The lake is absolutely full of them.

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Try using a large Jig Head (at least 1 oz) And attach a crawler or leach,(a plastic will work too)put it on the bottom, Put your trolling motor on the lowest setting, just enough to tighten the line. When you get a "small light hit or tug", set the line, you won't get another chance! Remember, Eyes bite light! My friends Wife turned loose a 7 1/2 pounder this June and She did the same with a 9 pounder last year doing this! Got a standing ovation both times from all the other boats around them! It works, just have patience! Try the point across from the North public access. Star is one of the best lakes there is! And, Just keep the ones that make a meal! Everyone needs to catch one of them Big ones sometime! It's up to you, but I'd Leave them Big ones there for some one else to enjoy the catch of a lifetime too!

I saw a 3 1/2 pond Crappie come out of there last year, and the Bass fishing is real good! Good luck and let me know how you do! You're entering the "Dog Days" now, so good luck!

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