Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County

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7/18/16 @ 10:45 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 @ 6:24 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 @ 8:23 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 @ 9:49 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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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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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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5/31/16 @ 7:33 PM
Tim Zwieg
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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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