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eiu184
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7/24/15 12:37 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
Got out last night for a few hours. We ended up with 15 largemouths that ranged from 6"-14" and a couple of snakes. Most came on a drop ago but a few were on cranks.

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7/15/15 10:01 PM CST
Typically when you think fishing the earlier in the morning you head out the better... However I am having better luck fishing in the afternoons. Not sure if others are noticing that as well but maybe when the big boats start traveling around it wakes the fish up. Anyway, I have been catching the majority of my fish on drop shot rigs still. Its a fun way to fish if you havent done it before or dont do it often. You can nose hook 5" (or so worms) and also I have been mostly wacky rigging 4" to 4.5" worms. Color doesn't seem to matter a ton. Good luck out there!

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7/8/15 9:57 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
Wow, the bite was on this afternoon! I picked up a ton of fish during my 3 hr guide trip and even a musky. It was only 31" but the customer had fun catching it on a drop shot rig! I found all my fish out in the deeper weedlines. I kept the boat in 19'-20' and we casted the drop shot rigs in from there.

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7/8/15 11:21 AM CST
Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
Water temps are still hovering in the upper 70's. With the current cool front I dont see that changing much. Last night all the fish I caught were on the deep weedlines 18' to 22'. I did check shallower and only got one bite and it came off right away. I am back at it this afternoon so I will update if anything has changed.

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7/6/15 9:37 AM CST
Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
Water temps are hovering around the 78 - 80 degree mark. I didn't fish this past weekend due to heavy boat traffic but I plan to be out again tomorrow afternoon. Was anyone able to make it out fishing over the weekend?

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7/2/15 8:09 AM CST
Fish are bitting well as of yesterday. I made it out with the family and ended up doing really well. Most fish came casting deep running Rapala's (DT14's, DT 16's, and Rippin' Raps). 2nd best was throwing drop shot rigs. Good luck out there.

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6/25/15 7:44 AM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 81° - 88° F Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
What a difference a day makes! Tuesday the bite was tough. Wednesday it was back to "Game On!" fishing. Jig worms on the outside weekline work great for me and caught most of our fish yesterday. I heard others having success with drop shot rigs as well. However I think you just need to get something in front of them and they will bite. Lets hope today continues to be just as good.

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6/23/15 9:28 AM CST
jetdriver - there are also some great lakes out your way and west of you (Washington) from what I hear.

On Tonka the fish keep trickling out to the deep weedlines so I am going to focus there tonight.

The tourney results from yesterday are here: http://dennyssuper30.com/6-22-2015-super-30-minnetonka-tournament-results/

[This post was last edited on 6/23/15 at 9:38 AM]
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6/22/15 5:23 PM CST
Brian, I've lived here nearly a year, and this is the first time I've lived anywhere other than TX. Its a beautiful state, and looks like one will never be without a place to fish up here...haha. Just moved to Waverly, was living in Waconia until a month ago.

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6/22/15 11:53 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F
We ended up with a mixed bag of fish. 1 bluegill, 1 rockbass, 1 hammer handle pike, and a handful of largemouths. We caught fish but nothing to write home about. We tried 2' all the way out to 22' and we could not put a pattern together.

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6/22/15 8:32 AM CST
Water Temp: 76° - 80º F
eiu184 - Sorry I didnt see this sooner if you already got out. On Saturday we did best on wacky rigs (using the Northland Tackle Impulse Dipstick Worms). Seemed like the majority of the fish were in 6' -8' of water near the outer edges of the weed lines. There wasnt 1 spot that was better than another. Seems like we would get 1 to 3 fish at each spot so we just kept moving along.

Fishing on Sunday was tough. Lots of boat traffic everywhere since it was such a nice day.

In general I would say that the clearer water on the East side of the lake has been a little better so I would start there and work your way West.

Good luck out there and let us know how you do.

Note - Yesterday I saw water temps up to about 77 degrees so its nice to see them keep climbing.

-Brian

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6/20/15 9:07 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 71° - 75° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Brian, I am headed to Tonka for an afternoon/evening trip today. Any suggestions on where to start for bass?

Thanks!

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6/18/15 8:43 AM CST
JetDriver - Welcome to MN. Have you been here long or ever lived here before? It has been a weird year thus far. Was an early ice out, then cool spring, now we have streaks of warm weather and then back to cool. Hopefully the weather will stabilize soon and really turn the bite on.

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6/17/15 8:58 PM CST
Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Fish are finally starting to move to the deep weedlines. I caught all my fish today on spinnerbaits. However, a few friends were getting lots of fish on jig worms as well.

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6/15/15 10:22 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday I did well on Minnetonka. Caught 12-15 each day, and missed several fishing middle of the afternoon. Fish averaged 2-4 pounds, and I was catching them on deeper weed edges with senkos. Seems as if they were on beds. All fish were fat with eggs, and most fish were caught letting the bait sit with very little working of the bait. I was surprised to see they were on beds this late. As a fairly recent transplant from Texas, I'm still trying to figure out a lot as fishing is a bit different from what I'm used to.

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