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Hate to hear about the severe storms up in Ottertail County again this year. Last July we were staying on Star when there were some pretty bad storms hit Spirit Lake (Vergas). The same system hit my hometown (Illinois) the next day with a F-4. Wiped out a mfg plant and 1/2 a dozen homes. Fortunately nobody seriously hurt. Any damage reports around Dent? Have some family up @ Rockies right now and we'll be up to Spruce Lodge 7/9. Hoping everybody/everything is OK. Aside from the storms...how's fishing been. Any crappie/walleyes coming out of Star/Dead lakes? Well enough rambling...Good luck to all affected by the storms. God Bless.

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My in-laws have a place on Dead Lake. Their dock (100+ feet) ended up on the shoreline, their 24-foot pontoon boat is upside down and their 17-foot Crestliner fishing boat is on shore with a big gash in the hull. They also have a 30' x 40' pole barn that was lifted off it's foundation, so the damage there was obviously pretty extensive. Pretty much all of their neighbors received a similar fate with their watercraft and several of them lost significant trees to boot. Not good...

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    • Dash 1
      First open water fishing this morning. Planed to go to Clearwater but water was 6 inches over docks. Drove over to Sylvia/Twin and access was great. Water very clear, could see bottom in more than 12 ft.  Caught several sunfish and bass. 2 northerns and a crappie. Most went back including a 9.5 in male sunny. Beautiful fish. Most caught in less than 3 ft water.  Temp was 61. 
    • SkunkedAgain
      We are high up on the hill so no worry of water damage, but our electrical box wasn't too far from the rising lake water. I hope that issue doesn't start hitting others as well!
    • Fish Head
      I was up for opening weekend, but only fished Saturday morning. I had a limit by 6:30 so headed back to the cabin to get work done. In about an hour I lost 2 on the way to the boat, boated a 13" that I threw back, and kept a 14, 15, 16, 17. Nice size eaters. Jig and minnow in 15-20 FOW.  Water temps where I was fishing was 41.    I have damage to 2 docks and several trees down. I hope this water level goes down soon! Good luck everyone. 
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    • Bloatlord
      Opener was decent on Saturday and absolutely on fire Sunday. 9 eyes, three over 25 in, one at 28.5. A bunch of largemouths, some crappie and perch and a TON of bullhead. One of those weekends where your hands start to hurt.       
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    • jparrucci
      The majority of docks can't be put it. Water is over the top of pretty much every permanent dock.  Very few docks are in. 
    • cm012419
      Crappies are all up shallow in the south metro. Caught this one shore fishing with a beetle spin from a more secluded lake without much access. All of the crappies were between 7-9 inches with this 11.5" being the exception
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