Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County

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6/28/17 @ 12:05 PM
FISHING REPORT
jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (27%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

When fishing is hot I am catching dozens of Bass, and when its slow there I just enjoy being out on the lake. Live bait is best, fat heads and leeches are my favorites. 3 inch Impulse or Gulp minnows seem to work just about as well as live bait when the fish are biting!

Largemouth will eat anything

Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
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Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
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6/14/17 @ 10:07 AM
jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

If your looking for a Great Lake for fishing, with many boat launches in the Twin Cities Metro, Lake Minnetonka should be tops on your list. Avoid it on the week-ends because the boat traffic is awful, and the inconsiderate jet skiers are more annoying than the mosquitoes. The lake has it's own set of rules set by the  Lake Minnetonka Conservation District, but it seems no one seems to follow them which is the reason not to use the lake on the week-ends.

Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
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6/13/17 @ 10:01 PM
Gonefishing15
Gonefishing15
USER since 12/17/07

Hello - I'm planning on coming to the area for my daughter dance competition and looking for some good lakes to fish. I would really appreciate any recommendations or information. We are staying close to the Mall of America and would like to find a lake near by with-in an hour drive.  I will have a boat so a public launch is needed. Would this be a good lake to fish?Hello - I'm planning on coming to the area for my daughter dance competition and looking for some good lakes to fish. I would really appreciate any recommendations or information. I will have a boat so a public launch is needed. Would this be a good lake to fish?

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6/4/17 @ 9:44 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (80%)
Waxing Gibbous

The sun was intense, the fish were visible, Bass, Sunfish, and Musky, but they were not feeding. It took all day to catch half a dozen Bass which is a slow day for me on Minnetonka. I saw BIG fish but didn't catch anything over 2 lbs. I did catch a bass that had eyes bigger than its stomach. I went to Stillwater MN and saw the St. Croix river has some huge Rock Bass.

2017 Bass

Edited on 6/4/17 9:30 PM
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
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5/30/17 @ 6:13 PM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (31%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

The advantage of the wind, rain and unseasonably low temperatures is that the party crowd and morons on Jet Ski’s that never read the rules and regulations for Lake Minnetonka were not out bothering people.
These photos are just a few of the Bass I have caught this year. The 22 inch weighed more than 6 lbs. Its the biggest bass I have ever caught. The season is just starting, be patient and keep fishing.

Lake Minnetonka rules and regulations

Largemouth, Northern Pike, Musky, Crappie



Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
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5/29/17 @ 7:25 PM
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Minnetonka
Minnetonka
USER since 5/29/17

MOON PHASE (21%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

Brought some friends out memorial day for a full day of fishing...almost skunked!! Only two bass. I tried everything: Spinners, Buzz baits, Fogs, Lindies, Crankbaits. Nada. Tried shallow, deep and in between. Couldn't even catch a northern! What's the deal? Was it the cold front??

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5/9/17 @ 6:47 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
61° - 65° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

The Crappie were hard FOR ME to find, I only caught 1 worth keeping. (larger than 3/4 of a lb) but when I caught a Sunfish as big as my Crappie I decided I would be eating fresh fish. Worms and leaches produced ALL the fish. The Large Mouth were biting but they won't open until the end of the month.

Crappie on Lake Minnetonka

Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
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3/24/17 @ 6:32 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (14%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

The ice is gone AGAIN. This time I don't think its coming back. My guess is the official ICE OUT on Minnetonka will happen in the next 24/48 hours. The wind was cold and with no action in 20 minutes I went over to Fletcher's and had a Walleye sandwich

Spring fishing is ALMOST here!

Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
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3/16/17 @ 6:42 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (84%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
1 inches

AIR TEMP
21° - 25° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

As the photos show it is iced over under the Narrows bridge again. I never got a line into the water, but I did see a large boat out on Smiths Bay running along side the sheet of ice that stretches up to the shoreline.

Summer fishing on Minnetonka won't be long



Edited on 3/16/17 9:05 AM
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
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3/3/17 @ 9:49 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (31%)
Waxing Crescent

I took advantage of the open water under the Narrows Bridge for the last couple of weeks, even bought a 2017 license and went out on March 2nd. I only caught cold, but it was good to get a line in the water. Black Lake is open under the bridge to Spring Park Bay and along the shoreline. I walked out about 20' and realized it wasn't a smart idea to go out ice fishing. I got a couple of good photos and am anxious to get my boat in the water.

Big Fish in Minnetonka

Edited on 3/3/17 9:51 AM
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
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