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ryno5500
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 04:29 PM 03/30/09 (CST)
I just moved to Minnetonka over the winter and want to know where I can find walleyes in Lake Minnetonka for the upcoming season
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 07:20 AM 03/31/09 (CST)
Hey ryno5500,

Welcome to My Fishing Pals. Glad to have you aboard!

I used to fish Minnetonka quite a bit and I have to tell you that I have had much better luck with crappies and bass on that lake. I am not saying you can't catch 'eyes... but for me, they were few and far between. Minnetonka is considered a premier largemouth lake, one of the best in the country, and there are a lot of people out there going for them. I quit fishing the lake when it took me 2 hours to get my boat in because of all the recreational junk that goes on. Maybe someone else here can give you a better report on the walleyes...



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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 07:54 AM 03/31/09 (CST)
Welcome ryno5500, I would suggest that you stop by Wayzata bait and tackle,(http://www.wayzatabait.com/) they have always helped me out with finding what spots have been currently producing in the area thats nearest where you want to fish. Tonka is huge and things seem to change often, probably because of the intense pressure from the high volume of fishermen.
Another good "tool" is to pick up a copy of the following map book -http://www.sportsmansconnection.com/minnesota/fishingbooks/westmetro/ you can find the book most anywhere tackle is sold. Lots of good tips and lake info to go along with the maps.
Always be particularly alert on Tonka, especially on the weekends, that place is a Zoo !
Good Luck & happy hunting


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ryno5500
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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 04:51 PM 03/31/09 (CST)
Thanks for the info
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 11:25 AM 04/09/09 (CST)
Howdy ryno5500 Welcome to MFP. Minnetonka is like a whole bunch of lakes all connected.the weedlines,water clarity,thermoclines and structure are different in every bay.My best advise is to pick a bay(lake) and learn it.There are certain bays that have all the things that a walleye likes.Wayzata,Browns,Crystal,Excelsior bays are all good walleye bays but they can become overwhelming if you try to learn to much at once.The structure in that lake is way to much to comprehend if you try to learn the whole lake.Browns bay is a good bay for walleyes and don't be afraid to go into tanager lake. NNE shoreline Rubble and Walleyes.Notice inlet/outlet. Always good for eyes.Also straight out from the channel into tanager.(CURRENT).Very important!No more tips today.
GOOD LUCK!
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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 12:27 PM 04/09/09 (CST)
I grew up on the lake, there are Walleye,we caught most of them in the winter, the summer boat traffic gets real crazy out there, if
you can get out the west end of the lake,Phelps, Smithtown bays and the main upper lake have some great fishing, If your into Bass
it's your lake, Minnetonka is rated one the best for Largemouth Bass
in the Country, along with a great Muskie population, Starting to get them in the mid 50's,(or so I hear) Don't forget there a ton of great metro lakes in that area to fish, and your not to far from some great river spots,(ie, Mississippi and Minnesota) which are well worth the trip
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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 12:58 PM 04/09/09 (CST)
Also,the millfoil gets unbearable later in the summer. FISH HARD the first month.
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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 01:13 PM 04/09/09 (CST)
Hey spotchecker, I see you live in Chaska, I have river spots down there, Email me and we can compare.
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Daily Subscription Msg 9 Posted: 12:43 AM 04/10/09 (CST)
The Milfoil, If they still harvest it, we would go over the spots
a couple days after, and just hammer the Bass, Northerns and Muskies
Top Water, They trim dowm like 6ft almost perfect, Use heavy line
at least 15# so you can keep them out of the weeds, almost makes me miss the city.
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Daily Subscription Msg 10 Posted: 12:32 PM 04/11/09 (CST)
Northshorechef, I tried to email you and got a message that your account wasn't available. Email me and give me your phone no and I will give you a call.Talk to you later.
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