Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County

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9/19/17 @ 8:31 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 9:02 AM
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9/16/17 @ 8:52 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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9/9/17 @ 8:43 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (86%)
Waning Gibbous

My Buddy Roger and I Spent a few hours trolling for big fish and a little time fishing for large mouth and even though it was a slow day we had a little success.

Tim McGraw on Minnetonka

Edited on 9/9/17 8:51 AM
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8/28/17 @ 9:22 PM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (44%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Even with hundreds of boats at the Tim McGraw concert I was able to pick up half a dozen Large Mouth and a good size Northern Pike. I'm not big or country or western but it was fun to be at an event like "Folds of Honor" to assist the children of fallen soldiers.



Big Minnesota Fish


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8/16/17 @ 7:21 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (31%)
Waning Crescent

Getting out early in the morning would pay off if I could do it! The fish were biting when I got on the lake about 7am, the Lake-Link for cast said it would peak about 6am. Nice overcast day with a gentle breeze and a temp around 72. I picked up 1 Northern and a number of Bass. I should have gotten off the lake when the sky cleared and the sun came out.

Northern Pike are fun to catch

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Edited on 8/16/17 7:30 AM
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8/6/17 @ 2:43 PM
Castmore
Castmore
USER since 8/6/17

Totally agree on Chemicals used for weed control! Many fish disperse from toxicity and dock areas that typically hold bass are vacant of them.

Saturday afternoon while fishing for bass, hooked a muskie that lingered on the bottom and faught for several minutes. Baited with jig and pig, 12lb flourocarbon leader on 30 lb 832. Got him up a few times and tried to net him but net was too small and weak. Grandson did his best to trap it but too strong and broke the rim. This happened 2 years ago and couldnt get that on in the boat either. Looking for Muskie nets now.

Bass bite was sparse in shallows and docks. The Muskie was a learning experience and a lot of excitement. Just wanted to hold it for a pic.

Edited on 8/6/17 2:56 PM
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8/3/17 @ 11:09 AM
VogelwithKids
VogelwithKids
USER since 8/3/17

A sign was posted on a Minnetonka beach: Diquat, Copper Sulfate, Aquathol K used to treat this water area. (2 June, 2017)

I hate it, and we won't eat the fish, but who am I? It all depends on who you trust for your safety, like this quote states, "EPA does not consider diquat capable of causing teratogenic effects [birth defects]. However, diquat dibromide is thought by other researchers to have the potential to cause birth defects." --Dave

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7/30/17 @ 12:39 PM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

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First Quarter

Its a scary thing when there are signs like this in the water people fish or swim in! And its LEGAL??? Why are there "No Restrictions" for swimming or eating fish from a lake treated with something as dangerous as this. Your not suppose to get it on your skin, or breath the vapors but it's OK to let your kids swim in it?

diquat TOXICITY

Bass fishing on Minnetonka

Edited on 7/30/17 12:55 PM
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6/28/17 @ 12:05 PM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (27%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
66° - 70° F

When fishing is hot I am catching dozens of Bass, and when its slow there I just enjoy being out on the lake. Live bait is best, fat heads and leeches are my favorites. 3 inch Impulse or Gulp minnows seem to work just about as well as live bait when the fish are biting!

Largemouth will eat anything

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6/14/17 @ 10:07 AM
jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

If your looking for a Great Lake for fishing, with many boat launches in the Twin Cities Metro, Lake Minnetonka should be tops on your list. Avoid it on the week-ends because the boat traffic is awful, and the inconsiderate jet skiers are more annoying than the mosquitoes. The lake has it's own set of rules set by the  Lake Minnetonka Conservation District, but it seems no one seems to follow them which is the reason not to use the lake on the week-ends.

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