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cdnfisherman

Help me out with Star Lake

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cdnfisherman

Hello friends

Will be up to Star Lake for a few days starting Friday. Father in law rented a cabin for a week and invited us up. Looking for some details:
1. anything to look out for on the lake (reefs etc)
2. panfish situation: will the kids be able to catch them off the dock
3. good spots for walleye fishing: how deep of water, etc.
Thanks for the info.

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Smitty

We were at Star about this time last year with decent success. As far as danger, none that I found other than if you go into the shallow "arm" on the lake (not the West arm)there is a rock point stretching across a good portion of the entrance (they were marked with buoys). No problems to speak of in the main lake (unless you get really close to the small island, where there are some big rocks)or in the west arm.

Yes, the kids will be able to catch panfish off the dock (mine did it for hours on end) as well as the occasional small northern and lots of perch. There are some very nice bluegill and crapie in Star if you get on them. Just drift 9-14' in weeds and you'll stay busy removing panfish and baiting hooks for as long as you like.

As far as walleye, our best luck was fishing breaklines at about 16-19' close to shallower water & weeds. Shad Raps and crawler harnesses produced about equally for us. We also picked up a pretty good # of Rock Bass in 15-16' near the big island and eye's in that same depth around the small island. Seems that there were only about 4-5 places where the boats congregated, so they should be easy to pick up.

Good luck and have fun.

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fish_on_llc

Smitty or Paul,

I am fishing Star this weekend for the first time. The company I work for is having a small ice derby from 8-3 on sat. I have good equipment and usually stay mobile but I am looking for tips on where to go for 'eyes, perch and/or crappies. I see a number of spots on the DNR map that look promising, but who knows?? Any and all advice is much appreciated.

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Jeff Phelan
Fish On LLC
fish_on_llc@hotmail.com

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Flipnripem

I get to spend some time in the spring on Star. There is an area I would drill some holes looking for some eyes. If you were to look at the map, the north west arm comes into the lake. Follow the break to the south. It is out in the lake mabey a half mile? or so. It drops from 14ft down to around 26ft or so. It is a really long flat and there is a point where it turns. There is an old cabin up on the high bank that I used to mark the area. South of that is a small island with some really nice turns and points on the break lines. Directly between the first spot and the island there is a small hump that tops out at about 10ft. Worth a try. If you do fish I would appreciate some feedback cause I will be up on Feb 14th. thanx Flip

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fish_on_llc

Sorry Flip,

We called off the contest because of weather last weekend. Maybe next month. I'll post if I make it.

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Jeff Phelan
Fish On LLC
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Flipnripem

Hey guy`s, I`ll be up on the 14th anyhow and will bring, at the least, my rod`s, vex, and auger. I can`t be in the lake`s area and not fish. So what`s the bite been like? Down south, way south, the fish are in the slow mode. We just recieved a ton of snow and getting around on the lake`s is really tough right now. Looking forward to coming up and only get sat. and sun. morning to fish. C-ya soon. Flip

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