Minnetonka is as good a lake around the metro as you will find for Ice fishing! I am partial to summer fishing since I quit drinking, ice fishing seems pointless to me now. Depending on how much you plan to fish and how deep your pockets are, you can drop a bundle real fast renting a house. For what you will spend in 2 days you can go to Dick's and buy a decent portable and everything else you will need. I live on Black Lake (a bay of Minnetonka) and drag a portable that I bought on craigslist (for next to nothing) out a few times a year. The picture of the Crappie making my minnow nervous is good humor. To watch a bobber not go down for 8 hours without a drink sucks, but to watch the fish torment your minnow and never catch one is even worse. Good luck what ever you do.