Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County

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5/20/16 @ 8:00 PM
beparis
beparis
USER since 5/20/16

Hey guys I was curious if I could get some help.  I am from Oklahoma and love fishing.  To be honest, all I want to do is catch pike due to the fact that we do not have them in the south.  Call me crazy, but they are one of my favorites to catch.  Any advice on how to target them or where to go? Any help is much appreciated.

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5/19/16 @ 7:36 AM
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Brian Hammarsten
Hammar
USER since 4/5/10

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waxing Gibbous

The bite has really improved since opener with this nice weather.  The walleye bite has been decent in the evening hours and the bass bite is pretty hot.

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5/4/16 @ 8:43 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (7%)
Waning Crescent

Trying Crappie minnows, mister twisters, worms and Gulp maggots, with no results. I was fishing waters that produced buckets of crappie last year. I put on a white haired 1/16th ounce jig, let it sink down about 8' in 9' of water, which is where my Hummingbird show the fish. On the first cast something hit it and ran striping 20-30 feet of line off my reel. That's the reason I use steel leaders and braided line even fishing for pan fish. After a 10 minute fight, that seemed like an hour I had this 15 lb. 34" Northern Pike in the boat. The hook on the jig was just about straight, it took a needle nose to bend it back to being usable. The fish was as worn out as I was because when I put it back in the water, it just laid on the bottom for at least 5 minutes before it swam away, or else it was eye balling its next meal of baby

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4/18/16 @ 8:16 AM
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Minndan
Minndan
USER since 7/31/03

MOON PHASE (89%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F
was out on Tonka last wed. and again on Sat. Wed. we found the Crappies in 2' of water in the afternoon. We kept 18 for a fish fry. Sat. morning back out to the same spot, nothing there. Went and moved on to other spots with not much luck. Came back to the original spot shortly after noon time and the Crappies had moved back in. Kept 15 for another fish fry. Minnows on tinsel jigs in 2' of water .

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4/14/16 @ 2:07 PM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (56%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny
I went out for a few hours on Upper West, Cooks, and Phelps. It was a great day to be out, but from what I saw the fish are in 15-30 feet of water still. I ran into a guy coming back in that said they got "ABOUT 13 CRAPPIE" on Emerald lake, but didn't have any fish to show me? The warmest water I found in back bays was 43-45 degrees, so this week-end with the Sun wind and temps it will start warming up some. The photos are from Minnetonka spring of 2015. Keep the fish ALIVE and UNHARMED until you decide if your going to eat them or NOT. Please help MAINTAIN the FISH POPULATION !!!

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4/14/16 @ 10:27 AM
Tim Zwieg
Zwiegs
USER since 1/10/12
Anybody been out to Tonka fishing Crappies?

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3/18/16 @ 11:22 PM
jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15
When I asked what these guys were putting in the water, they told me, "Tribune" I took this photo in Phelps bay, lake Minnetonka, on August 6th 2015.

Tribune Herbicide or equivalent 2.5 gallons 37% Diquat dibromide. TOXICOLOGICAL EFFECTS ACUTE TOXICITY

Diquat dibromide is a moderately toxic chemical. It may be fatal to humans if swallowed, inhaled, or absorbed through the skin. Concentrated solutions may cause severe irritation of the mouth, throat, esophagus and stomach followed by nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, severe drying out of bodily tissues, gastrointestinal discomfort, chest pain, diarrhea, kidney failure, and toxic liver damage. Very large doses of the herbicide can result in convulsions and tremors. Rats given lethal doses of diquat showed few signs of illness during the first 24 hours. They then exhibited lethargy, pupil dilation, respiratory distress, weight loss weakness and finally death over the course of 2 to 14 days after dosing. Similar patterns of symptoms occurred in mice, guinea pigs, rabbits, dogs, cows and hens. Direct or excessive inhalation of diquat dibromide spray mist or dust may result in oral or nasal irritation, nosebleeds, headache, sore throat, coughing, and symptoms similar to those from ingestion of diquat. It sounds like Agent Orange for water to me. This seems like a high price to pay to kill the weeds along the shoreline. How many of you eat fish from this lake, or let your children swim in this water, or have pets that drink water from the lake?

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3/17/16 @ 9:36 PM
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Brian Hammarsten
Hammar
USER since 4/5/10

MOON PHASE (71%)
Waxing Gibbous
Ice out declared today!

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3/15/16 @ 9:23 PM
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Brian Hammarsten
Hammar
USER since 4/5/10

MOON PHASE
First Quarter
Many parts of the lake are opening up. I know at least 1 guy who put in his dock today!

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3/5/16 @ 10:17 AM
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Brian Hammarsten
Hammar
USER since 4/5/10

MOON PHASE (15%)
Waning Crescent
FishNKayak,

Wow, thats too bad. Looks like everyone would have been able to get out of the vehicle. The ice out there is always a little sketchy. Last year was a good ice year and in Late February I was out there and found 14" of ice in some spots. Hope you have been able to get out and catch some fish!

-Brian

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2/26/16 @ 11:45 AM
FishNKayak
FishNKayak
USER since 11/17/14
Hi Brian,

This was the only report I found a few days ago..."SUV ignores 'thin ice' warning, falls through ice on Lake Minnetonka" Big Smile

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2/26/16 @ 8:48 AM
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Brian Hammarsten
Hammar
USER since 4/5/10

MOON PHASE (86%)
Waning Gibbous
Ice is looking pretty dismal out there. Anyone have any good ice reports? I have not been able to get out there much since I have been busy at home.

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2/4/16 @ 12:40 PM
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Brian Hammarsten
Hammar
USER since 4/5/10

MOON PHASE (17%)
Waning Crescent

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2/1/16 @ 10:03 PM
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Closed-Captioned
Closed-Captioned
USER since 1/10/15

MOON PHASE (44%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

ICE DEPTH
8 inches

AIR TEMP
36° - 40° F
1-31-2016 No action on the lake today. I punched half dozen holes in the ice and found thickness between 8" and 13". I would not advise driving on the ice although I saw some brave souls out their. It's been to warm and now a layer of snow is going to insulate the ice.

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2/1/16 @ 12:33 PM
FishNKayak
FishNKayak
USER since 11/17/14
Hey jemstone90,

I had the same experience Friday and Saturday at a variety of little lakes around the area. There were a lot of lookers on the flashers but very few biters! The graph literally looked like a party! Tounge Out

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