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LARRY HANSON
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FISHING REPORT
1/29/15 7:28 PM CST
Ice Depth: 14" Conditions: Partly Sunny
The last few weeks its been a lot of fun out on Tonka. My last few guide trips have been Tip-Up trips. Its been more Largemouth Bass than Northern pike! The 10ft.-17ft. depth is where I have found good action with the 10ft. range being the best. Its been weed edges or just a few feet above the weeds. I've been using #2 Jig-A=Bits tipped with a medium sucker colors natural glow or green. Or a #3 spinner blade, 4 red or orange with a #2 VMC treble hook tipped with a medium sucker, blade colors green or orange. Be safe when you travel though out the lake the ice depth is different in each bay.

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Dombrowsky3
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FISHING REPORT
1/25/15 5:43 PM CST
Ice Depth: 16" Conditions: Snowing
Yesterday I fished from 7-8PM on a different west metro lake and put 1 shy of a limit of crappie on the ice. From 9 to 12:30AM fished Westside Tonka. Font came through at 10:30PM and brought a dusting of snow. The bite was pretty light. Fishing 16FOW. Caught a few walleye and missed a few more. Lost a nice one at the top of the holeSad January eye are still out there! Timing is key.

Anybody fishing West Tonka who wants to share advice and updates should message me.

See ya out there!

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BRIAN HAMMARSTEN
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1/25/15 8:56 AM CST
J. Cabe,

Black Lake is a popular panfish spot. There is a public park on the north side so you can easily walk out from there. Lots of other good panfish lakes in the area too that are a little easier to get around on in the winter. Good luck!


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foreman2428
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1/24/15 10:31 PM CST
J. Cable

For Carson's Bay, if you are on Highway 7, take Vine Hill Road all the way to Minnetonka Blvd (which will be a left coming from these directions), and the Bay will be on your right hand side... you can park right on the side of the road right past the yacht building. As for the tips and pointers on where the fish are at, I use the following site as guidance:

http://www.outdoornews.com/Minnesota/Fishing-Reports/Metro/

Hope this helps.

J. Cable
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1/15/15 8:44 PM CST
Hello guys. I am fairly new to the area as well and have never fished Minnetonka, although I've heard some good things. Just curious as to where a good spot to park would be and for any tips or pointers on targeting some panfish during the day and walleye in the afternoon/ night? Any help would be much appreciated.

Rockpiles
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FISHING REPORT
1/12/15 6:05 PM CST
Ice Depth: 14" Air Temp: Below 0° F
Robinsons bay, rock pile. Lookin for eyes, caught some perch around 3. 23 feet deep, activity on the finder. Fishin with fat heads. No eyes.

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Closed-Captioned
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1/11/15 12:00 AM CST
Ice Depth: 14" Conditions: Night Time Air Temp: 6° - 10° F
14" of clear ice underneath the snow in Spring Park Bay @ Lake Minnetonka. Witnessed multiple vehicles driving out onto the ice from the boat ramp by the Hennepin County Sheriffs Office Water Patrol boat launch located @ 4141 Shoreline Drive, Spring Park, MN.

Salmonerd
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1/10/15 9:17 PM CST
Ice Depth: 14" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 6° - 10° F
Fished the point off of Carson's Bay today. Caught a lot of perch, but nothing keeper sized.

foreman2428
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1/8/15 2:44 PM CST
Ice Depth: 12" Conditions: Snowing Air Temp: 6° - 10° F
I was out on Carson's Bay again this morning. Had a rough time setting up the portable because it was so windy!!! The small sunnies were biting again on the wax worms... a couple were 3-4 inches and another was about 7 inches. I lost interest when my other line had gone down. I had a large chub swimming around on a jig and after about an hour the bobber went down. To my delight, what came out of the hole was a 2ft Northern! I added a photo if anyone cares to check it out.

BRIAN HAMMARSTEN
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1/2/15 3:10 PM CST
foreman - Excelsior, Black Lake/Seton, Spring Park, Carson's Bay all hold panfish. They seem to relate more to inside turns on weedlines over points so that may help you narrow down your search. Finding good size ones can be tricky so they usually get picked through pretty quickly so plan on catching lots and sorting through them. Good luck out there let us know how you do. Lake Waconia has been pretty decent as well so give that a try as well.


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foreman2428
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1/1/15 8:17 PM CST
Ice Depth: 10" Conditions: Partly Sunny Air Temp: 21° - 25° F
I was out on Carson's Bay today, great weather for fishing. Only caught little 4-5 inch sunnies using wax worms. Had some nibbles on some minnows on another line but nothing took. Looking to catch some larger panfish if anyone has any suggestions...

foreman2428
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12/30/14 1:23 PM CST
I'm new to the area, and was wondering if there is any good fishing in Excelsior Bay on Lake Minnetonka. Any feed back would be appreciated. If anyone knows the ice depth on Excelsior bay, that would also be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

zane janssen
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12/28/14 11:13 AM CST
Ice Depth: 8" Conditions: Cloudy
looking to hook up with some new fishing buddy's i know tonka extremely good and looking for some new buddy's that have equal knowledge as i have i chase eyes ! and tank gills and crappies still fishing for eyes until mid ice , message me !

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Skinny Snow Man
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FISHING REPORT
12/25/14 2:27 PM CST
Conditions: Snowing Air Temp: 31° - 35° F Water Temp: 40° - 45° F
Carman Bay was lots of fish 2:00 pm now quiet. 6-8 inches of ice

Salmonerd
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12/15/14 1:34 PM CST
Ice Depth: 8"
Fished Carson's Bay this morning from 8:30 - 11:00. Ice depths varied from 6-8" inches. Jigging with a 1/8oz ACME Pheobe spoon. Caught 3 sunfish and one perch, no keepers.

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