Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County

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10/7/18 @ 8:35 AM
StoutSlaya
StoutSlaya
USER since 5/25/06

Did you have to wait til dark to get bites or did they bite earlier? What’s the water temp over there? I fish WB and bald eagle mostly and bald eagle was about 56. I haven’t gotten much for fall walleyes yet over here. Seems like the lakes are either turning over or just finished. 

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10/6/18 @ 9:49 PM
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James M
James M
USER since 8/10/18

MOON PHASE (8%)
Waning Crescent

CONDITIONS
Cloudy

AIR TEMP
46° - 50° F

WATER TEMP
56° - 60° F

Got out tonight in search of some eyes. Fished in 24-28 FOW caught a 22 and a 21inch eye using shiners. 

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9/15/18 @ 10:04 PM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (38%)
Waxing Crescent

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
81° - 88° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

Another Great Day on the lake


Having spent the day on the lake I caught a few Bass, a couple of Northern and a number of Sunfish. I had a 6" Storm Kickin Minnow in one of my tackle boxes for a long time that I never put to use, and now I am wondering why not. It produced two nice Pike in a couple of hours. Now I bought the 10" model with 2 treble hooks hoping to pick up the monster I have been searching for all summer. I don't know how many Bass I caught I usually quit counting at 6, there were no huge ones, but a number of 2-4 pounders.


Edited on 9/16/18 10:04 AM
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
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8/23/18 @ 12:40 PM
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jemstone90
jemstone90
USER since 7/7/15

MOON PHASE (93%)
Waxing Gibbous

CONDITIONS
Sunny

AIR TEMP
76° - 80° F

WATER TEMP
76° - 80° F

We caught enough Blue Gills to feed the family of the guy the cleans Rogers apartment, but never caught any Bass big enough to cook. It was a slow day. The next time out I am going to try out some of the great looking lures custom made by the Ladyfisher in Mound.

Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
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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

Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
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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
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
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
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
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
Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
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

Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
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Lake Minnetonka, Hennepin County Photo
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