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MuleShack

Minnetonka on Friday....

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Heading to Tonka on Friday to troll up some Pike.

Which bays would be a more higher percentage area to start in?

Certain types of cranks that produce with consistency out there?

I guess still work the outside weed edges?

any input would be appreciated.

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Last Sat and Sun while shore fishing on st.abln/exc bay, saw some guys out on the boats pulling some decent sized pikes on double willowed-chartues spinnerbait. They were fishing what i believed to be the outside weedline.

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Bingo! Loos15 just gave you the number 1 producer for me. Just use BIG spinnerbaits. If you want to try cranks I have had success trolling Ernies and Jakes. Try some bigger swimbaits too - they work great but generally only last for two pike.

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I would also try pitching some larger plastics like Salt Shakers or Stick'em Jigs along the deep weed lines. Spring Park Bay near and into Phelps holds a lot of nice pike too...

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Steve - This is off topic but I like the look of your dog. What breeder is he or she from? He or she looks a lot like my last lab. I am going to be trying to talk the wife into a new dog this spring. It has been three years since my lab died and the dumb Brittany is not filling the gap.

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Muleshack, i was out on Minnetonka this morning. Two ducks were swimming by about 30 feet from shore. Then splash, splush, smash, 1 duck was left....

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She's a 10 year old chocolate lab purebread.

We got her from some lady that did breeding in st cloud area. cant remember name.

Unfortunately she's not a hunter, but a great bud.

She has a great nose, but when she was young, i used one of those .22 cal dummy throwers to get her to work the retrieving and she got scared and never liked a gun again.

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I suppose after that, he wasn't hungry for what you were throwing.....?

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I was fishing for walleyes...hehehe

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hey loos15 have you caught any walleyes out there yet shoot me an email on how ya been doing.

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