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Grays Bay Access on Tonka

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Going to hit Tonka in the morning for the first time in a couple of years and the guy I am fishing with said he thought he heard that Grays Bay Public Access might be closed due to low water levels - I can't imagine that is true but thought I would check it out. Is it open for business?

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Matt C

Grays is open. Excellent launch also.

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Thanks bunt - plans to hit the water are now on autopilot...LOL

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Matt C

Have fun out there. Try to make it over to Seton or Black. Excellent crappies. I found them suspended in 13 FOW Sunday. Well, 2 Sundays ago now...

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Thanks for the tip - will make sure and give that a rip if we cannot manage to scare up any of those green fish.

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The Grebe

We launched from there this morning, for a couple hours of plugging...no problems, even for the really big boats and pontoons. Thats an excellent launch.

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bassNspear

I dumped on maxwell yesterday morning, but went up to grays becuase i was never up there before. Look slike a great landing. Was very busy at 1pm

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The Grebe

Thats about the time we left the lake, there was alot of activity for a few minutes then it settled down. There was a pontoon launching and a couple of other good sized boats, plus a couple waiting in line. Once that flurry was over it was smooth sailing. By the time I went and got the truck, we had a very short wait, less then 5 minutes, before we were out and cleaning off the weeds!

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We launched at 5:30 am and had a great day on the water and took off with minimum wait at around 3:00 pm. Got my new DNR trailer sticker for exotic species and went on my merry way....thanks for the help guys!

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bassNspear

how was fishing?

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Had an average day for Tonka - a few nice fish and lots of 12-15" inchers. Better fish were tucked in pretty well. Key for me was variety of baits and presentations. Had a nice muskie follow on the reef off Big Island and if my crankbait was not fouled with weeds I think I might have had my first muskie...

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bassNspear

Sounds like you cuaght alot of fish. To bad that you didnt run into that muskie.

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