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BRIAN HAMMARSTEN
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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/

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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.

EIU

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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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6/9/15 9:10 PM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 91° - 95° F Water Temp: 71° - 75° F
Fished late this afternoon for a few hours. Picked up all my fish casting spinnerbaits. I am glad to see the water temp rising since it was sitting in the mid-60's for the longest time. This should get the fished going. Seems like everyone I talk (and I agree) that the bite has just been OK lately. I am guess that they will really get going here in the next 2 weeks. Good luck out there!

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5/24/15 10:45 AM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 66° - 70° F Water Temp: 61° - 65° F
I am seeing 62 degree water temps around most of the lake. Yesterday I took 2 friends and our 3 sons out for a bit. The bass/pike were no cooperating for us but we were able to get tons of panfish to keep the kids interested. Found big schools in about 12' of water just outside of shallow humps and points. If your looking for specific locations please send me a private message and I can help point you in the right direction.

As far as bass and pike go, we are going to have to wait till Larry posts something. He was able to get into them pretty good yesterday.

If we can get some break in the rain today or tomorrow I am going to get out again and will provide some better updates.

Good luck out there all and have a great Memorial Weekend.

*Attached pictures of my friend Josh and some of the boys and their catches from the morning.

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5/21/15 1:18 PM CST
Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 61° - 65° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Thanks Larry, but you still have taught me more that I have taught you. Ha!

I did make it out today and found 58 degree water pretty much everywhere. I focused on trolling spinnerbaits and taildancers. I am taking out some kids in a couple of days and wanted to make sure I found some active trolling spots to make it a little easier on the kids. I focused on the 9' to 11' weedlines and kept the speed around 1.7mph. Was able to hook some pike and bass. If it can stay sunny over the next few days the bite should only get better and better each day. Good luck out there!

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5/19/15 2:48 PM CST
Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 41° - 45° F Water Temp: 51° - 55° F
I'd liked to thank Brian Hammarsten for helping me with my new electronics. I got a new boat a Larson Fx 2020 with a 150hp Merc tiller with hydraulic power steering. Its totally awesome. Brian really knows his electronics!!! Yesterday we had one of the most masssive cold fronts that I can remember. A 35 degree or more drop in air temp with a 22-25 mph wsw wind just brutle conditions. The air temp when I started was 41 degrees. I had repeat customers they still wanted to go. This what I do when cold fronts come thru. Because being a full time guide I have to fish in all conditions. We have been told and read that fish shut off during cold fronts, don't let this into your head. You can catch fish during this time you just have to think POSITIVE!!! And I mean positive!!! Don't let any of that negative B.S. enter your mind! If I can do it so can you. We fished in 55 degree water temp yesterday a week ago it was 60-62 degrees. It was 4 hour trip we caught 12 fish 6 Pike 5 Largemouths 1 crappie. All the fish came on 1/2oz Leena Lure Spinner Baits trolled at 1.7mph-2.1mph over 9-10ft of water. Yes trolling spinner baits it works great. The largest Pike was 30" and lagest bass 18" Please try this, fishing is a mind game it's all about your attitude be positive your going to catch fish. Remember the best time to go fishing is when ever you can.


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BRIAN HAMMARSTEN
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5/16/15 8:54 PM CST
Bounced around the lake a little bit on Friday with Larry Hanson in his brand new boat.. Was a fun time but they were a little picky, walleyes were picking up the bait and then dropping it. I am guessing the fluctuating weather is to blame. I will be headed out again tomorrow and next week so I will keep you all posted.

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