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JonnyD

Places to go on the 4th

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I want to take the wife out on the 4th. It will mostly be cruising around looking at houses, and pulling some crankbaits hoping to get lucky. I'm sure the best place would be Minnetonka, but I'm sure it will be a zoo. I don't want to be battling big waves all day from boats flying around, and waiting in line for 30 minutes to launch the boat. How is Minnetonka on the 4th? Is it really crazy or is it tolerable?? My wife isn’t any help launching the boat, and I hate having people behind me wait 5 minutes while I launch the boat myself. Any other suggestions on where to go, or any insight on Minnetonka?? I’m looking for a lake that has some houses to look at for the wife, and still have a chance to hook up with fish while trolling. I live in the northern Suburbs.

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Try Waconia, not alot of big houses but they are there mostly on the west and south side of the lake, also a bird sancuarty on the island so if she into that... Also the fishing is good, try trolling over the reefs if it walleye your after, musky, pike, and bass can be had around the island. Plus it not going to be crazy like MTKA!!!

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Tonka will be insane on the 4th! Fireworks on Excelsior - nuff said. Then take those thousands of boats and bring on the darkness of night. I've been there and done that, not worth it unless you live on the lake or really don't care about getting off the lake around midnight. I'm sure it's the sheriffs patrol's favorite holiday tongue.gif

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I want to take the wife out on the 4th. It will mostly be cruising around looking at houses, and pulling some crankbaits hoping to get lucky. I'm sure the best place would be Minnetonka, but I'm sure it will be a zoo. I don't want to be battling big waves all day from boats flying around, and waiting in line for 30 minutes to launch the boat. How is Minnetonka on the 4th? Is it really crazy or is it tolerable?? My wife isn’t any help launching the boat, and I hate having people behind me wait 5 minutes while I launch the boat myself. Any other suggestions on where to go, or any insight on Minnetonka?? I’m looking for a lake that has some houses to look at for the wife, and still have a chance to hook up with fish while trolling. I live in the northern Suburbs.

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This might be last minute.... but why don't you hit Forest Lake?? There's some bigger houses here and there, obviously not Minnetonka like, but at least you can fish at the same time, plus there's some finger bays to get into.

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