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I have been working in New Ulm the last couple days and came home through New Auburn and happened to notice that High Island Lake has some pretty good size to it. Have any of you ever fished it? Is there any depth to it?

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I have heard of northern pike and panfish coming in from buffalo river there. Also I heard once the dnr might be using it as a walleye rearing pond.

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High Island is a very large shallow lake. I believe it's mean depth is only 8ft. I duck hunt out there quite often. The whole south end is pretty much unnavigable in anything larger than a duckboat. Very dark, (muddy) dirty water. Unmarked rockpiles and shallow bars are probably the biggest problem on the lake (trashed a prop last year).

Contrary to the second post--the DNR is not using it as a stock pond. There have been some half-hearted attempts in the last 4 years to try and make this a fishable lake. They have stocked walleye in there in both small size and number, and there have been some attempts to dredge some areas, but the warden I talked to said that it was turning out to be a failing attempt. In his words--"It's a great duck pond, and will probably stay that way." Even the local folks I've talked to out there say it's a waste of time. Sorry Man.

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Thanks for the replys. Thats pretty much what I figured when I saw a lake that size on a perfect summer day and not a single trailer at the ramp. I'm pretty new to the area and am always looking for somewhere new to try.

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