Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County

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1/22/17 @ 10:02 PM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (25%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

ICE DEPTH
11 inches

AIR TEMP
21° - 25° F

WATER TEMP
Below 40° F

Sunday the 8th of January was a nice day, with little wind and lots of sun shine. A few minutes after my dark blue portable was set up it was warm enough you couldn't see your breath and didn't need a heavy coat. I could hear the guys around me getting excited when they caught 2 or 3 of  the little Sunfish using Crappie minnows, and I saw hundreds of them but never caught any. Its the 22nd of January now and has been above freezing for about 4 days now. There is about 2" of water sitting on the ice and any fish house left on the lake this coming week will become frozen in the

Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
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11/21/16 @ 4:31 PM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F

November 16th the wind was 10-15 MPH, the Bass were on the edge of the weeds/drop off, and hitting on fatheads. I caught 1 northern 1 perch and 8 large mouth 2-4 lbs and saw another HUGE muskie on the west shore of Upper West Lake. I am going to try to catch one of those monsters, but when I do I don't know how I will get it in the boat, and I am not sure I want to. In the last 2 weeks I have seen at least 6 Muskie that were at least 4 feet long, and I only have about 5 feet of floor space in my boat. Two days later we got our first freeze and snow. Now the lake should turn over and the fish will be hard to find.

Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
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9/12/16 @ 4:53 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (80%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

The last two weeks in August and the first week in September fishing was slow for me, the water temp was around 80 degree's and the heat was intense. The last couple of days I have found some large mouth, and caught a few nice ones on small rattle traps.

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8/24/16 @ 10:33 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

Am I the only one that posts to this sight? I am sure there are great photos of big fish out of Minnetonka this year. Let's see some of them!

On 8-23-16 I got out at sun rise and spent 4 hours looking for fish. I saw some in 25' of water suspended a couple of feet off the bottom. Even my hummingbird couldn't find them. It is one of the first times I have gone out and not caught at least one large mouth. I quit by noon, lunch and a nap sounded better than getting any more sun. Fall fishing will be here soon enough, and the rain has water levelshigh.

Edited on 8/24/16 10:38 AM
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
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8/6/16 @ 9:27 PM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (15%)
Waxing Crescent

Went out early Friday 8-5-2016 and fishing was slow just like the graph on lake-link said it would be. With the pressure being above 30.05 I didn't plan to have a trophy day. Howard's point marina gave me a few boxes of worms that were past their prime and I did catch half a dozen large mouth and at least 3 dozen sunfish. The biggest large mouth was about 3 lbs. Two guys on jet ski's came along side me and asked if I was jemstone, they recognized the boat from this web sight. I will be out again on Sunday but as soon as the citiots and the spoiled rich brats take over the lake with power boats and jet ski'e I will call it a day

Edited on 8/6/16 9:34 PM
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7/31/16 @ 9:32 AM
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Brian Hammarsten
Hammar
USER since 4/5/10

MOON PHASE (6%)
Waning Crescent

I agree with Jemstone90.  Bite has been really good on the lake.  Throw your favorite setup and you should find plenty to hook into.  Some of my favorites are the old standbys, spinnerbaits, jigworm, dropshots, and rigging sucker minnows.  Good luck out there!

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7/18/16 @ 9:45 PM
jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

The fish have been hungry for leeches, spinners, gulp, fat heads, and about every lure I put on. I have had good luck with rattle traps for Bass and Northern Pike. Water is about 80 degrees. Minnetonka is a great lake for anyone that likes catching a variety of fish.. This Bass is a real hog, wish the wife had focused on all the fish ....the Northern was no monster but was fun to catch...2 Northern and at least a dozen Bass makes for  a fun day out on the lake. They are all back in the lake for someone else to try  to catch....good

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7/11/16 @ 5:24 PM
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Brian Hammarsten
Hammar
USER since 4/5/10

MOON PHASE
First Quarter

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Water is almost 80 degrees.  Maybe it is hitting that in the shallows or smaller bays but I am seeing 79 in most areas.

Fish are lined up on the outer weedlines and they bite has been good.

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7/10/16 @ 7:23 AM
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mathison99
mathison99
USER since 7/8/16

MOON PHASE (38%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

This is my first post so we will see how this goes.

Fished Lake Minnetonka from about 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM today and had outstanding results with the crappies!

Fished Stubb's bay in the morning and then headed over to Jenning's bay in the afternoon. We managed to land 31 nice sized fish in the first two hours. Not a bad start.When we moved to Jenning's bay, we had bite after bite. Almost as soon as you threw the line in, you were reeling in a fish.

Used slip bobber rigs set at about 8 feet in 12-15 feet of water with minnows around the edge of the weedlines you will see fantastic results. Best of luck to you!

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6/29/16 @ 8:49 PM
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Brian Hammarsten
Hammar
USER since 4/5/10

MOON PHASE (28%)
Waning Crescent

The pike bite was on for me in full force this week.  We started seeing some nicer ones too that were over the 25" mark and some really close to 30".  A buddy in another boat picked up a 33".  Mine all came on spinnerbaits.

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