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BRIAN HAMMARSTEN
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10/20/14 1:09 PM CST
Lake has been in turnover and bite has been slow. Anyone been catching fish lately? I wasn't able to get out this weekend but hope to this week. I will update once I hit the water again.


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10/12/14 6:20 PM CST
Like I mentioned last week, the spinnerbait bit is still on in the shallow to mid depths. Starting to catch a few walleyes on a jig and minnow as well. Mostly small walleyes so far for me and a few other guys I have been talking to. As this temp keeps dropping the bigger ones will hopefully start showing up.

Good luck out there!


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10/5/14 12:34 PM CST
I forgot to mention that water temp yesterday was right around 62 degrees. The walleye bite should be heating up out there as these temps keep dropping.

[This post was last edited on 10/6/14 at 7:59 AM]

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BRIAN HAMMARSTEN
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10/5/14 12:10 PM CST
The shallow/mid range spinnerbait bite is back on again. The past few days during the high winds I focused on spots out of the wind so it was less frustrating and so customers could stay warmer longer.

Muskie action is also heating up as well. I was casting spinnerbaits for bass and pike and watched another boat just up the shoreline land a mid 40's muskie. I may be heading out there later this week to chase them for an afternoon or two but also may chase some walleyes as well.

Good luck out there!


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BRIAN HAMMARSTEN
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9/29/14 11:51 AM CST
The water temps have been fluctuating a lot and therefore fishing has followed suit as well. Spinnerbaits seemed to be the trick early last week then that shut down. Live bait and jig worming picked back up on the outside weed lines. Its cool again today and the rest of the week so bite may switch back to spinnerbaits again. I am out a few more times this week so I will keep everyone posted. If you get out there let us know how your doing or what your seeing.


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9/19/14 9:00 AM CST
All,

I am coming next weekend to do the fishing with a vet. I know most are secretive about fish and locations. The program has people take veterans fishing for half a day with PTSD and other disabilities. If you can offer guidance for bass and such, PM me. I would appreciate the help in getting some fish for fellow vets.

Thanks

BRIAN HAMMARSTEN
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9/7/14 3:51 PM CST
Bite has been good the past few outings. I am getting most of my fish (bass and pike) on spinnerbaits or other horizontal presentations (chatter baits, lipless cranks) on the outside weed lines. Seems like most colors are working but brighter seems to be a little better in the morning and darker in the afternoon from what we saw. I have picked up a few walleyes on live bait rigs during the day. I haven't been out after dark yet so I cant speak to how that bite is going. Good luck out there!


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8/7/14 8:55 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 76° - 80º F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Done a fishing guide trip Monday evening Aug. 4 it was a slow bite fished sucker minnows and fatheads for walleyes and pike. caught a few largemouth bass and smaller pike (20inch). Clients were happy with the catches, they still had fish to bring home for a dinner. I spoke with several other fishermen this evening, all stated it was the slowest bite they had seen in 2 weeks. I thought the weather changes had some things to do with patterns being off.

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8/3/14 6:42 PM CST
Curious to hear a recent fishing report as we are heading up that way at the end of next week to visit with some family. They are in Mound. Thanks in advance for any info provided. Also, is the no wake zone still in effect over the entire lake?

BRIAN HAMMARSTEN
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6/29/14 11:01 PM CST
The bite on the lake has been very solid the last couple of weeks. With the no wake still in affect it is forcing people to fish closer to boat launches and explore new water since they may not be able to hit their hot spots.

My guide trips have been going very well and I have been getting most of my fish (pike) on spinnerbaits in the morning and late afternoons. Seems like midday they prefer rigging a sucker minnow or jig worm (bass). Some friends are doing some drop shot rigs and getting them that way too.

The high water levels are changing the weed structure some. I am not seeing the milfoil "wall" that you traditionally see this time of the year so I think it is spreading out he fish along structure more so I am trying to use techniques to cover lots of water and fishing quickly.

Good luck out there. Hopefully the rain will take a break and we can get the no wake lifted in the next week or so.

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BRIAN HAMMARSTEN
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5/26/14 9:30 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny
Fishing has been OK. Water temps vary a lot across the lake and are changing fast. On Saturday I saw temps from 58 to 66. Today I saw temps from 62 to 69. The bass I caught today (like saturday) were shallow - 3 feet of water or less and caught them on plastics. I casted spinnerbaits and cranks for a bit and didnt hook up with anything. I also didnt hook into any pike.

I also found some deeper spots holding panfish. I caught a handful of nice bluegills in about 15' of water including a couple just under 9" which I was surprised to see. I heard reports and saw lots of panfish in really shallow while bass fishing but they all looked pretty small.

I attached a picture of a friend who caught a nice one this morning with me.

Good luck out there!

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BRIAN HAMMARSTEN
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5/4/14 6:01 PM CST
Water Temp: 46° - 50° F
Cooler temps last night scattered the fish a bit. Reports were good yesterday and mixed today. However the fish are still sticking around the area so keep after them. Today I fish just for a bit with my 5 year old son. Good luck out there!


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4/23/14 9:34 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 36° - 40° F
I've been walking by wayzata bay for the last two weeks and it started with a little ice left over but it is pretty much gone now i don't recall seeing anymore left over today.

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4/22/14 4:54 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny
Ice out is close, very close! I saw 3 boats on the lake motoring around. West end is pretty much ice free. East side (Browns over to Wayzata) has a little ways to go but it should not be long now. Glad I got my boat out of storage and ready to go yesterday. If anyone gets out let us know how your doing and what water temps your seeing. Good luck out there!


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4/12/14 2:32 PM CST
BigTimeBassFishing, I fish the lakes on the East Side of Saint Paul and haven't fished Tonka in years but a buddy of mine fishes it all the time. He fishes the outside edge of the milfoil with Texas rigged plastic worms.

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