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Minndan
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4/18/16 8:16 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
was out on Tonka last wed. and again on Sat. Wed. we found the Crappies in 2' of water in the afternoon. We kept 18 for a fish fry. Sat. morning back out to the same spot, nothing there. Went and moved on to other spots with not much luck. Came back to the original spot shortly after noon time and the Crappies had moved back in. Kept 15 for another fish fry. Minnows on tinsel jigs in 2' of water .

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4/14/16 2:06 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny
I went out for a few hours on Upper West, Cooks, and Phelps. It was a great day to be out, but from what I saw the fish are in 15-30 feet of water still. I ran into a guy coming back in that said they got "ABOUT 13 CRAPPIE" on Emerald lake, but didn't have any fish to show me? The warmest water I found in back bays was 43-45 degrees, so this week-end with the Sun wind and temps it will start warming up some. The photos are from Minnetonka spring of 2015. Keep the fish ALIVE and UNHARMED until you decide if your going to eat them or NOT. Please help MAINTAIN the FISH POPULATION !!!

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TIM ZWIEG
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4/14/16 10:27 AM CST
Anybody been out to Tonka fishing Crappies?

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3/18/16 11:21 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny
When I asked what these guys were putting in the water, they told me, "Tribune" I took this photo in Phelps bay, lake Minnetonka, on August 6th 2015.

Tribune Herbicide or equivalent 2.5 gallons 37% Diquat dibromide. TOXICOLOGICAL EFFECTS ACUTE TOXICITY

Diquat dibromide is a moderately toxic chemical. It may be fatal to humans if swallowed, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin. Concentrated solutions may cause severe irritation of the mouth, throat, esophagus and stomach followed by nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, severe drying out of bodily tissues, gastrointestinal discomfort, chest pain, diarrhea, kidney failure, and toxic liver damage. Very large doses of the herbicide can result in convulsions and tremors. Rats given lethal doses of diquat showed few signs of illness during the first 24 hours. They then exhibited lethargy, pupil dilation, respiratory distress, weight loss weakness and finally death over the course of 2 to 14 days after dosing. Similar patterns of symptoms occurred in mice, guinea pigs, rabbits, dogs, cows and hens. Direct or excessive inhalation of diquat dibromide spray mist or dust may result in oral or nasal irritation, nosebleeds, headache, sore throat, coughing, and symptoms similar to those from ingestion of diquat. It sounds like Agent Orange for water to me. This seems like a high price to pay to kill the weeds along the shoreline. How many of you eat fish from this lake, or let your children swim in this water, or have pets that drink water from the lake?

[This post was last edited on 3/20/16 at 8:27 AM]
BRIAN HAMMARSTEN
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3/17/16 9:36 PM CST
Ice out declared today!

BRIAN HAMMARSTEN
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3/15/16 9:23 PM CST
Many parts of the lake are opening up. I know at least 1 guy who put in his dock today!

BRIAN HAMMARSTEN
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3/5/16 9:16 AM CST
FishNKayak,

Wow, thats too bad. Looks like everyone would have been able to get out of the vehicle. The ice out there is always a little sketchy. Last year was a good ice year and in Late February I was out there and found 14" of ice in some spots. Hope you have been able to get out and catch some fish!

-Brian

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2/26/16 10:45 AM CST
Hi Brian,

This was the only report I found a few days ago..."SUV ignores 'thin ice' warning, falls through ice on Lake Minnetonka" Big Smile

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BRIAN HAMMARSTEN
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2/26/16 7:47 AM CST
Ice is looking pretty dismal out there. Anyone have any good ice reports? I have not been able to get out there much since I have been busy at home.

BRIAN HAMMARSTEN
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2/4/16 11:40 AM CST

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2/1/16 9:03 PM CST
Ice Depth: 8" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 36° - 40° F
1-31-2016 No action on the lake today. I punched half dozen holes in the ice and found thickness between 8" and 13". I would not advise driving on the ice although I saw some brave souls out their. It's been to warm and now a layer of snow is going to insulate the ice.

FishNKayak
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2/1/16 11:33 AM CST
Hey jemstone90,

I had the same experience Friday and Saturday at a variety of little lakes around the area. There were a lot of lookers on the flashers but very few biters! The graph literally looked like a party! Tounge Out

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2/1/16 9:45 AM CST
Ice Depth: 13" Conditions: Partly Sunny
January 31st 2016 I put my portable out on Phelps bay among the small town of houses over about 20'-25' of water. The bite was non-existent on crappie minnows, maggots, curly tail jigs, fake worms and everything else I dropped in the holes. The fish, both Crappies and Sunfish were suspended 2-4 feet off the bottom and there were literally thousands of them. I had fun watching them scare the hell out of my Crappie minnow on my CFish underwater camera. It was a beautiful day to get out, but now I remember why I quit ice fishing when I quit drinking.

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1/25/16 7:52 AM CST
Ice Depth: 14" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 21° - 25° F
Fished Carsons Bay this weekend without great success. There was about 12-14" in the hole, and closer to 15-16" at the main point. Saturday night bite was slow, with fish holding tight to the bottom in 24 FOW.

Went back out on Sunday to find large schools of suspended fish in 26 FOW, but mostly all dinks. The fish were shooting up the the bait but wouldnt finish.

Tight Lines

BRIAN HAMMARSTEN
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1/24/16 6:04 PM CST
Ice Depth: 12"
Lots of spots are starting to see 14" of ice now. Anyone else been out and have other ice conditions to report?

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