North Star Lake is a large pristine lake in the heart of the Chippewa National Forest of Northern Minnesota. Whether your fishing right off the Big Timber Resort dock, or you’re out on a boat, you’re guaranteed to have a fantastic time catching lots of fish on North Star Lake.

Over 1000 Acres of Northern MN Lake with Amazing Trophy Fish

With more than 15 miles of shoreline, a maximum depth of 90 feet, and lots of underwater structure, there is an abundance of phenomenal habitat for a variety of fish species to thrive. Anglers will find Walleye, Northern Pike, Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Crappie, and Perch. But, most of all, North Star is well known for its trophy Muskie. Grab a boat and some food, and you can explore North Star all day everyday for quite a few days.

The Best Muskie Fishing in Minnesota

North Star Lake is a designated Muskie lake. In the late summer and fall, fishermen flock to northern Minnesota to hunt the prized massive Muskies, and North Star Lake has plenty of them. Big Timber Resort has anglers stay year after year and show the owners pictures of their trophy Muskies. It’s quite the site to see! You won’t find better Muskie fishing in Minnesota.

North Star Lake Fishing Report

The DNR has been stocking Walleye and Muskie in North Star Lake for many years. If you’re looking for Walleye, you’ll definitely find them here. Don’t forget North Star’s trophy Northern Pike. For a more detailed fishing report and all the species you’ll find in the lake, visit this North Star Lake fishing report, and for an interactive fishing map of the lake go here.

Northern Minnesota Fishing Trips

When you’re looking for a place to stay during your northern Minnesota fishing getaway, look no further then Big Timber Resort. With 7 cozy and clean cabins close to the lake, you’ll have a comfortable say when you’re not catching fish after fish. You can rent one of our boats for fishing on the lake, or even fish right off the dock. Many anglers bring a boat with them, and of course, that works just fine. The great thing about your next northern MN fishing trip is that you won’t have to visit any other lakes. North Star Lake is huge and beautiful. You’ll be very pleased with your fishing experience at Big Timber Resort.


Cozy, furnished cabins


Acres of North Star Lake is home
to plenty of trophy fish


Acres of nearby public land for hunting, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling