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8/17/18 @ 7:05 PM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (44%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

I didn't really target Rock Bass but I picked one up while I was fishing for Largemouth. It was a hot day without much for clouds or wind, so I was fishing in 15-25 feet of water. The bite was slow but I still picked up a number of Bass on FatHeads and Suckers. Something bit one of my Suckers in half, my guess is a turtle, when I pulled against it I thought I was snagged and then it came loose.

Lots of Largemouth

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8/9/18 @ 8:19 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (4%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

August is starting out HOT and slow, but the sunrise makes it worth getting up for. I found by dragging FatHeads across the bottom in about 15'-20' of water produced some Crappie, Bass and Sunfish.

Crappie and Sunfish


Edited on 8/9/18 8:46 AM
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
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8/4/18 @ 10:28 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE
Last Quarter

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

Fishing was not great for the last week in July but it was not all bad either. We found Bass in 10'-15' of water, siting on the bottom, and picked up a few Pike trolling. The picture of the live well doesn't do the Bass justice, they were all between 2-4 Lbs or 18"-20". The Sunfish were not bad either.

Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
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7/18/18 @ 7:34 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (38%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

It's been a month to the day since I posted here and I have caught a LOT of fish in the past month! No monsters but a lot of nice Bass, a few Northern and a couple of meals of Sunfish. I spent a week end at Osakis which was a good escape from the city, but fishing was not what I thought it would be. These pix are all fish caught on Minnetonka.

Lots of Sunfish

Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
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6/19/18 @ 11:06 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (42%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Raining

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F

Because of the rain I got a late start, but I did stay out later in the afternoon than I normally would have if I was out at 6 AM. I kept enough to have a meal and gave away enough for the neighbor lady to feed her kids a meal. When you find the right spots at the right time, it doesn't matter what you use for bait, the Bass hit on anything, Fatheads, worms, Gulp minnows, Gulp worms, leaches, crank baits, swim baits or spinners.


Lots of Large mouth Bass

Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
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5/30/18 @ 6:51 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (99%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
71° - 75° F
On May 29th it was 80 degrees by 6 AM, the fishing forecast was lousy, and so was the fishing. Roger and I both caught a few Bass and 2 of them were actually good sized. Roger who won't use leaders for Bass had something bite his 12 Lbs. braided line off, loosing his favorite jig. We got off the lake by about 1PM because of the heat! https://jemstone90.wixsite.com/bigmnfish/copy-of-2017-fish

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5/27/18 @ 8:24 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (96%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
86° - 90° F

WATER TEMP
66° - 70° F
This report is from last Friday, 5-25-18, 20 Days after the official Ice Out, the water temperature is pushing 70 degrees? What happened to spring fishing? To have to get off the lake by noon because your starting to bake in the sun on the 25th of May is not what I call spring fishing. It is good for the Bass fishing which is just opening today. I struck out on Crappie today but the last time I was out Roger and I filled out! https://jemstone90.wixsite.com/bigmnfish/copy-of-2017-fish

Edited on 5/27/18 8:57 AM
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
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5/6/18 @ 10:58 AM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (63%)
Waning Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Partly Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
46° - 50° F
Minnetonka was declared ICE OUT on May 5th about noon, but they were still encountering ice in some of the bays. Black Lake and the other mud holes around have been open for a week or so. Looks like the Bass season will be good once it opens.

Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
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4/27/18 @ 4:14 AM
jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

Driving by the Spring Park Water Patrol every day I see its only a matter of time. Once the lake looks like it's covered with ice cubes its time to get the boat ready.

Largemouth Bass

Edited on 4/30/18 4:39 AM
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
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4/22/18 @ 9:05 PM
Minndan
Minndan
USER since 7/31/03

May be next week, May 1st or 2nd I will guess.


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