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BRIAN HAMMARSTEN
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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!

LARRY HANSON
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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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5/8/15 9:24 AM CST
Conditions: Sunny Air Temp: 56° - 60° F Water Temp: 56° - 60° F
Good Lucky to all you Lake-Link fish heads!!! Have fun be safe & fishum where they swim!!! Happy Walleye Northern Pike Opener!!!


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BRIAN HAMMARSTEN
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4/12/15 6:07 PM CST
The Westonka Walleye Fund Raising Banquet is coming up. Check out the website for the full details - http://www.472fish.com/ . Was a great event last year 100% of the money goes to stocking walleyes on Minnetonka!

LARRY HANSON
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4/3/15 4:01 PM CST
Yes Brian is right Tonka is wide open except from Spirit Island to Big Island.I drove around the lake a few hours ago. The 1st picture is Spring Park Bay looking at Goose Island from the access & the 2nd one is Wayzata Bay from the docks in front of the Cov restaurant looking at Spirit Island.

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4/3/15 12:28 PM CST
Most of the lake is now open. I checked the west side today and you can drop in at Surfside or the Regional Park. I am guessing official ice out will be tomorrow. Good luck!

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3/14/15 11:25 AM CST
Ron Schara's Crappie Contest is to be help on May 2nd.

Full details here: http://mnbound.com/crappie-contest/

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3/13/15 10:23 AM CST
This warm weather is obviously making ice conditions very poor. I am not heading out there anymore now but if you do decide to head out let us know how its doing but the safe bet is to stay off. I am headed to Winnie as the bite has been pretty solid up there. Good luck!

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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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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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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.

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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.

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