Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County

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6/24/16 @ 11:22 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (81%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Getting out Thursday 6-23 at 7AM I picked up a few large mouth like just about every other day on Minnetonka, when I hooked a trophy large mouth that came out of the water twice trying to shake the hook. When it dove into the weeds and tied me up pretty good and then the line went limp. When I reeled in my line the steel leader and hook were gone. My guess is when it wrapped me up in the weeds the Zebra mussels cut my 30Lb Power Pro.When the day warmed up and the wind let up, I went in and got my wife to let her enjoy a great day on Minnetonka. I put on the leaches and she reeled in the fish....!!!! And yes she bought me one of those dorky hats

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6/23/16 @ 10:32 AM
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Brian Hammarsten
Hammar
USER since 4/5/10

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waning Gibbous

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F
Water temps are starting to creep to the upper 70's now.  The fish keep slowly pushing to the outer weedlines.  I haven't been seeing many bass schooled up yet but hope that starts soon.

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(763) 226-6656
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6/12/16 @ 8:59 PM
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Brian Hammarsten
Hammar
USER since 4/5/10

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Fishing has been pretty good lately.  John Range's walleye stocking program is paying off and there are a few walleyes out there biting.  Fun to be able to catch them on some standard bass techniques.

For pike I have been doing some trolling of spinnerbaits and picking up a few.

Bass seem to be slowly moving to the outside weedlines.

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(763) 226-6656
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5/31/16 @ 7:33 PM
Tim Zwieg
Zwiegs
USER since 1/10/12

Nice Northern there

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5/29/16 @ 3:59 PM
jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

I forgot to mention use 15-30lbs braided line and steel leaders even when fishing for pan fish and Bass, or you may loose your lures and a fun fight. Mono is fine for lots of lakes but I lost 7 large fish using mono worm harnesses or Lindy rigs before I realized my mistake. The toothy fish make short work of mono, not to mention the weeds and lilly pads that the fish will tie you up in don't pull out that easy and braided seems to cut right threw

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5/29/16 @ 10:06 AM
jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

If your wanting pike in Minnetonka fish the weed lines and where ever the pan fish and Bass hang out, using suckers, shiners, rapala's, fat heads, gulp Chartreuse 6" worms or Mullets, Dare Devils, just to name a few. This is a GREAT NORTHERN, BASS and MUSKIE LAKE. Have fun and fish

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5/20/16 @ 8:00 PM
beparis
beparis
USER since 5/20/16

Hey guys I was curious if I could get some help.  I am from Oklahoma and love fishing.  To be honest, all I want to do is catch pike due to the fact that we do not have them in the south.  Call me crazy, but they are one of my favorites to catch.  Any advice on how to target them or where to go? Any help is much appreciated.

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5/19/16 @ 7:36 AM
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Brian Hammarsten
Hammar
USER since 4/5/10

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waxing Gibbous

The bite has really improved since opener with this nice weather.  The walleye bite has been decent in the evening hours and the bass bite is pretty hot.

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(763) 226-6656
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5/4/16 @ 8:43 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (7%)
Waning Crescent

Trying Crappie minnows, mister twisters, worms and Gulp maggots, with no results. I was fishing waters that produced buckets of crappie last year. I put on a white haired 1/16th ounce jig, let it sink down about 8' in 9' of water, which is where my Hummingbird show the fish. On the first cast something hit it and ran striping 20-30 feet of line off my reel. That's the reason I use steel leaders and braided line even fishing for pan fish. After a 10 minute fight, that seemed like an hour I had this 15 lb. 34" Northern Pike in the boat. The hook on the jig was just about straight, it took a needle nose to bend it back to being usable. The fish was as worn out as I was because when I put it back in the water, it just laid on the bottom for at least 5 minutes before it swam away, or else it was eye balling its next meal of baby

Edited on 5/4/16 8:47 AM
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4/18/16 @ 8:16 AM
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Minndan
Minndan
USER since 7/31/03

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waxing Gibbous

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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