Cedar Lake is a good-sized lake with a lot to offer. The east end of the lake has stained water with lots of weed beds in bays, some islands and reefs too. The western side of the lake has clearer water with deeper weeds, points and plenty of rocks. This lake provides good fishing for a variety of fish, however, it is well known for its trophy muskie fishery. Anglers target walleye, northern pike, muskie, smallmouth bass and perch here. By having some clear water and some stained water, it gives anglers more options without having to change lakes. On sunny days, the darker water will usually be easier to catch some fish while the overcast days and low light conditions will offer peak fishing in the clearer water. To have more success in the clear water, use fluorocarbon leaders and stick with 4 to 6 pound test line for walleye and smallmouth bass. The finesse gear will get you a lot more bites.