Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County

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GREAT COFFEE.
YOUR WAY.
1/18/18 @ 10:13 PM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waxing Crescent

Another beautiful day on the lake, I can't wait to feel the waves again. Ice fishing is a good way to escape cabin fever, and the wife. My C-fish camera makes it fun even if the fish are not biting. There were thousands of pan fish, they just were not hungry!

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Edited on 1/19/18 3:27 AM
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1/8/18 @ 4:27 PM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
14 inches

AIR TEMP
31° - 35° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

I punched 3 holes in Phelps bay near the Red Bridge, 2 for fishing and 1 for my CFish camera. I never caught anything, but my camera allowed me to C a number of fish. Most of what I saw was Sunfish and Large Mouth Bass. I was in 15-20 feet of water and all the fish were just off the bottom.

Big Minnesota Fish

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1/4/18 @ 6:53 AM
jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

Caught 1 what ?

Edited on 1/5/18 4:42 AM
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1/3/18 @ 9:07 AM
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Lake-Link Admin
Lake-Link Admin
USER since 12/14/16

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Night Time

ICE DEPTH
12 inches

AIR TEMP
Below 0° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Caught 1 Last Friday.

Ice still has some weird spots, but thickness is good. At least 12" off the Lake Minnetonka Regional Park Boat Launch near Crane Island. I've heard permanents and full sized trucks are all over the lake after last weekend.

Edited on 1/3/18 9:10 AM
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12/21/17 @ 8:31 AM
Idiot_Son_Of_An_Icehole
Idiot_Son_Of_An_Icehole
USER since 12/21/17
Can a local constituent give us an Ice Report??

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12/15/17 @ 2:06 PM
jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

Cronk,

Minnetonka is as good a lake around the metro as you will find for Ice fishing! I am partial to summer fishing since I quit drinking, ice fishing seems pointless to me now. Depending on how much you plan to fish and how deep your pockets are, you can drop a bundle real fast renting a house. For what you will spend in 2 days you can go to Dick's and buy a decent portable and everything else you will need. I live on Black Lake (a bay of Minnetonka) and drag a portable that I bought on craigslist (for next to nothing) out a few times a year. The picture of the Crappie making my minnow nervous is good humor. To watch a bobber not go down for 8 hours without a drink sucks, but to watch the fish torment your minnow and never catch one is even worse. Good luck what ever you do.

My fishing on Minnetonka

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12/13/17 @ 10:04 PM
Cronk
Cronk
USER since 4/18/12

Hey guys and gals, my son and i are planning to rent an ice house in feb on Minnetonka. were renting from "Lake Minnetonka Fish House Rentals" If anyone has previous experience with them or just general knowledge of the lake i would be grateful. The price seems right and ive heard good things about the lake so we thought we would give it a shot. From what i understand its a Crappie northern bite for the most part.

Let me know what ya think. thanks 

Cronk

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11/26/17 @ 10:54 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

On the day after Thanksgiving it hit a record high of 60 degrees, and as long as the sun was out it was pleasant. When the showers blew in and the the wind picked up it separated the men from the hard. I am one of the later, that thought the fish would bite when the low pressure moved in. Luckily the wind let up a little so Cooks bay was not just one big white cap. I saw a couple of eagles on Boy Scout Island, and a raccoon that couldn't find a garbage can to get a meal out of. Phelps bay had a sheet of thin ice over it but you could go under the red bridge and about 100 feet into the bay before you hit ice, and there was a stream of 5-10 inch ice cubes 50 feet wide and a few hundred feet long flowing out of Cooks bay past Hard Scrabble point that freaked me out when my boat passed threw it. I never caught anything, but I plan to go back out on Monday Nov. 27th if it gets warm and the wind isn't blowing to hard. My humming bird showed the fish 15-30 feet deep in 30-40 feet of water since the lake turned over and the surface water at about 35 degrees.

Minnetonka Largemouth

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10/24/17 @ 7:06 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (21%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

On October 23rd fishing was slow, the morning was beautiful, but by noon the wind picked up to about 30mph and the lake was so choppy you had to fish the small bays, northwest shores or be in an ocean liner to avoid getting blown off the lake. Trolling I picked up a Pike on a Mini Showgirl, and that made the whole trip worth while!


Lots of Northern Pike in Minnetonka

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10/20/17 @ 9:07 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

On Oct 19th I didn't have much luck trolling but the Largemouth were hitting on FatHeads and small Sucker Minnows. I always quit counting at a half dozen, but I am sure I got close to a dozen Bass. The best one was about 19 inches long. I did pick up 1 small Northern on a Mini Showgirl. Not many more 70 Degree days with a gentle breeze left in 2017, so I took advantage of this one.

Edited on 10/20/17 9:09 AM
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