Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County

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10/24/17 @ 7:06 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (21%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
51° - 55° F

On October 23rd fishing was slow, the morning was beautiful, but by noon the wind picked up to about 30mph and the lake was so choppy you had to fish the small bays, northwest shores or be in an ocean liner to avoid getting blown off the lake. Trolling I picked up a Pike on a Mini Showgirl, and that made the whole trip worth while!


Lots of Northern Pike in Minnetonka

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10/20/17 @ 9:07 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waxing Crescent

On Oct 19th I didn't have much luck trolling but the Largemouth were hitting on FatHeads and small Sucker Minnows. I always quit counting at a half dozen, but I am sure I got close to a dozen Bass. The best one was about 19 inches long. I did pick up 1 small Northern on a Mini Showgirl. Not many more 70 Degree days with a gentle breeze left in 2017, so I took advantage of this one.

Edited on 10/20/17 9:09 AM
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10/14/17 @ 6:22 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (27%)
Waning Crescent

Fishing was Fair on Friday the 13th. I hooked a couple of big Bass, I saw them when they jumped and threw the hook. I feel very LUCKY to have been able to enjoy this beautiful day on Lake Minnetonka. I don't understand why people go UP NORTH to see fall colors?

Bald Eagle enjoys Summer Colors

Edited on 10/15/17 8:46 AM
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10/9/17 @ 7:06 PM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (80%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Roger and I decided to troll Carmen Bay for the monsters that lurk in the depths of Minnetonka. The only thing we got was COLD!  We stopped and cast for Bass about 3/4ths of the way around that bay and both of use hooked into Bass at the same time. They were not trophies but it was fun to pull a double. By the end of the day we picked up close to a dozen Bass, and Roger caught a 20" Bass that had to go about 5 Lbs.

We never did catch anything with teeth.

Lots of Largemouth Bass

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10/3/17 @ 6:39 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (95%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
56° - 60° F

WATER TEMP
61° - 65° F

On Sunday October 1st it was a cold rainy miserable day. When I got the phone call at 7:15 AM I thought Roger was going to say "We are calling it off for today" and I could go back to bed. Instead he said "Bob's on his way over so we are going out". Roger caught 2 Northern on an orange spinner, Bob caught 1 Northern and if it wasn't for casting into the weeds with 2 1/2" Gulp minnows and picking up a few Sunfish I would have been skunked. It never stopped raining and we were soaked when we called it a day. It was a chance to get my new Musky Mayhem 13 In. Super Model Pearl-White-Nickel wet and find out how it looks in the water, and when I do catch something on it, it will be huge!                 Northern Pike

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9/30/17 @ 9:24 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (74%)
Waxing Gibbous

When the report is in the 'EXCELLENT" range and you don't take advantage of it, your missing out. On 9-29-17 from 7AM until about 11AM Northern and Bass were hitting on just about everything I threw out there. I started with a new all black "Baby Girl" I picked up at Dick's the night before and the first fish it caught was a Largemouth about 4 Lbs. Most of the Bass were caught on Fat Heads, but Gulp and Musky Mayhem play a part in this GREAT day of fishing. I don't bother to post the Pan fish I catch, but there were enough decent size Sunfish caught on Fat heads to feed a family of 4.Holding that Northern I did lay my finger open on its gills, bled like a razor cut would. The roof of their mouth is ALL teeth!

About MN Big Fish on MInnetonka


Edited on 9/30/17 9:27 AM
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9/28/17 @ 7:25 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (56%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
51° - 55° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

I was just going out for a few hours in the morning, but didn't find the hole they were biting in until about 11AM, so I was out most of the day. Attached are a few of the Bass I got in the boat. I have read Bass are territorial, but I am seeing SCHOOLS of bass and catching a large number of Bass in the same small holes. If you want to catch fish use LIVE BAIT, Fatheads are my choice for Largemouth, Sunfish and Crappie.

Lots of Largemouth on MInnetonka

Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
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9/23/17 @ 7:55 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (13%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F

It was hotter than a pot roast and the bite was slow but we still picked up a number of Large Mouth on Fatheads and a couple of Northern Pike on Double Showgirls.


September Northern Pike

Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
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9/19/17 @ 7:31 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (0%)
Waning Crescent

It's getting easier to get out at sunrise with the sun coming up around 7 AM. This is the first time this year I could see my breath on the lake and I remember why I have those flannel lined jeans. Bite was slow until about noon and I hit a few of my favorite spots, then I went to the first place I ever saw schools of Largemouth and I hit the jackpot. The water was about 6' deep with a mostly sandy bottom, with patches of weeds scattered around. I started with Fatheads, every cast produced or fed the fish, 2 1/2 inch Gulp minnows worked just about as well. Zoom salty chunk chartreuse pepper frogs worked OK but not as well as the minnows. I quit counting at 6 fish, I know I caught twice that many in about 2 hours.

Big Minnetonka Largemouth

Edited on 9/19/17 8:02 AM
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9/16/17 @ 7:52 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (15%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

I am happy to have my own fishing web site, but I wish there was more participation submitting photos. On Sept 15th I went out and picked up more than a dozen Largemouth and 3 Northern. I will catch one of those monster Musky this year, its just a matter of time!


Monster Musky on Minnetonka

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