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Big Hitter
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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.

BRIAN HAMMARSTEN
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4/2/14 9:25 PM CST
BigTimeBassFishin - When are you coming to MN? Bass season doesn't open till late May. So depending on when your coming tactics vary. If you let us know when your coming we may be able to point you in the right direction.


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BigTimeBassFishin
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4/1/14 9:20 AM CST
Hello Minnesotans! I plan on taking a fishing trip up to Lake Minnetonka in late May because ive heard the bass fisherey is quite well! Im justing wondering what baits work well there and where the bass are usually like for example (rocks, weeds, grass mats, deep cover, etc) so i can locate the fish, and have a quality trip! thanks! ~Keep a tight line~ Cool

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3/31/14 6:47 PM CST
Want better walleye fishing on Tonka? Consider attending a benefit to raise money for a walleye stocking program. Event is at Lord Fletcher's on April 24th from 6-9pm. 100% of the money raised goes to fund stocking efforts.

For more information click on this link: http://www.472fish.com

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LARRY HANSON
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3/16/14 1:50 PM CST
Ice Depth: 23" Conditions: Partly Sunny
Fish Tonka this past Friday. The access roads suck and are kind of scary. I fished by Goose Island & Black Lake. Lots of sunnies 10ft. - 19ft range by Goose. I drove out to Goose Island lots of water on the plowed road. Black Lake I walked out fished in 14ft same thing lots of sunnies. I both areas these fish a stratified thru the water column. You can actually site fish them by looking down the hole. Wax worms out fished euro's.

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Ima PhishHead
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2/23/14 11:25 AM CST
Ice Depth: 33" Conditions: Night Time Air Temp: 31° - 35° F
Went out a few times this last week, as the weather was warming the Crappies started biting. They seemed to be suspended about 10 - 15 ft off the bottom and by Wednesday night they seemed to be really active. Now that we have gotten more snow I plan on heading out today to see how things look.

#WalleyeFrenzy
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2/13/14 8:26 AM CST
Ice Depth: 30" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 16° - 20° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
We were out last night, and it was still rather slow overall. I'm glad the warmer temps are going to be around finally, but then the permanent houses need to be off soon to. Can't win this year. We caught 3 pike between 25-30" between 2-5pm last night, and got snapped off on a monster to. It bit/ripped off 20# test line so we figured it was large. Good to see that overall though. That means some of the predators are going to start feeding more aggressively now. No crappies or walleyes last night. I'm starting to go crazy not catching any eye's since early season this year. Oh well though. Best of luck out there. Stay frenzied!

coltoncarter
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2/5/14 8:10 AM CST
Ice Depth: 30" Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 0° - 5° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Was out off the point of Excelsior Beach with 2 tip-us and a jigging rod bouncing around the rock point... After 2 hours... Nothing. Cant wait for them to get into pre-spawn mode once the temps jump up a tad. Cheers!

-Colton

#WalleyeFrenzy
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2/4/14 9:06 AM CST
Ice Depth: 27" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 6° - 10° F
Man alive this past few weeks have been cold! These cold temps are really bearing down on the predator fish as well as the crappies. Carmen bay has been slow over the past 10 days. Only a few 10" crappies have been pulled out, and pike between the sizes of 24-34" and of course the most annoying yellow perch are heavily abundant. We've seen pigs (musky and pike ~40+") swim through but they look so lethargic right now. Sadly no walleyes have been caught by our party. I'm starting to go crazy not catching my favorite freshwater fish! Let's all hope some stable warmer temperatures come around. These fish gotta get active again. Not to mention this cold could mess up the spring spawn as well. Anyone else on Tonka having any luck, or it is similar for all out there! Gotta put the time in to learn how they act. Stay frenzied my friends!

#WalleyeFrenzy
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1/16/14 10:58 AM CST
Ice Depth: 20" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 21° - 25° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Action has been relatively steady over the past few days. I was out on Carmen bay Saturday-Tuesday on the evenings (~12pm-7:30pm) Sunday produced great fishing overall. A few nice 14" crappies were caught using a 1/16 buckshot jig tipped with a fathead or small shiner minnow. That same night we also caught a 23" eye which was caught on a tip up using a medium shiner minnow. It seems like the fish are very pressure sensitive as of late. Best bites have came with increasing pressure, and oddly enough when the pressure has moved between 29.6-30.0 the bites have been best. I went out on Carson's bay last night, and man alive is it packed out there. 30 houses in the west hole and 30-40 more out from Grandview point (east side of the bay). I sat in 22.5ft and marked fish all night long. They were being very sluggish overall. Sunnies were biting early while the sun was still up, and at the evening time the crappies moved in. We kept 5 solid 9-11" using the same buckshot minnow rig as described. I plan to get out on either Carson's or Crystal bay soon, and then head back to the usual spot as the weather begins to steady out. Best of luck out there, and stay frenzied my friends!

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1/13/14 6:46 AM CST
Ice Depth: 20" Air Temp: 31° - 35° F
Dang the weather was nice yesterday morning! Hole hopping without the line freezing up - it was great. I fished from sunrise to about 10am. Next time I'll start a tad bit earlier, because I had aggressive fish hitting as soon as I first dropped down. I was in Carson bay again. Ended up with 7 crappies between 9-11" and 3 bluegill between 7.5-8". Probably threw back 2x as many that were smaller. All on a yellow/orange tungsten with a red plastic. Depths between 21-24 fow. I was the only one hole hopping, which surprised me since it was so warm. I moved about 150 yards over the course of the morning to stay on the crappies. I don't know how many the guys sitting in their fish houses are catching. I'd imagine it's hot and cold. Even hole hopping I'd lose the school for 20-30 minutes and finally find it again 30 yards away and pull up a quick 1-3 keepers.

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1/10/14 11:34 AM CST
Ice Depth: 18" Air Temp: 16° - 20° F
Went out last night in Carson's bay after work from about 5-7pm. Drilled a bunch of holes in 20-23 feet. Ended up with 8 crappies between 8-10". Kept 5 that were between 9-10". Very sluggish. Really had to work to get them off bottom. Best technique for me was dropping it down to the bottom, cranking up a foot, and dead sticking. If no fish showed up after 30 seconds, changed holes. Used a white tungsten jig with black and white plastic tail shaped like 1" minnow. Should pick up this weekend.

#WalleyeFrenzy
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1/9/14 11:56 PM CST
Ice Depth: 16" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 11° - 15° F Water Temp: Below 40° F
Has been pretty slow for me recently. I don't think the deep freeze helped much. I've caught a few pike, small eyes, as well as small crappies. I've been around Carmen bay and big island so far. Crappies are anywhere from 12"-30", and eyes are around 18"-25". Hopefully thing's turn around, but you gotta put the time in to catch fish. Best of luck out there!

Kingstick30
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1/8/14 7:27 PM CST
Anyone been havin any luck?? From Wisconsin and heading up there this weekend. How thick is the ice. Looking for crappies n Pike

Ima PhishHead
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12/22/13 7:34 AM CST
Ice Depth: 14" Conditions: Cloudy Air Temp: 11° - 15° F
Caught a few crappies a walleye and a 3 lb Pike last night over a few hours. Carsons Bay seems safe with lots of traffic and plenty of ice. Was using minnows and jigs and fishing in 21 ft and eating pretzels. Good Luck everyone!

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