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Wookiee

Tonka Report 12-15

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Wookiee    0
Wookiee

Went out chasing panfish on Tonka Saturday. Best action for Crappies and sunnies was in primetime most sunfish were 7 inches and the Crappies were between 8.5 and 9 inches. It was the first time out and a lot of fun. I used a pink and glow optic stealth size 10 with a white nuggie to haul in all of the fish. Great way to start the year for me. I was fishing on a break in 16 FOW too.

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Kodiak    0
Kodiak

ANDY-

see you live in chaska? I have been wanting to check out minnetonka, if you like shoot me an email maybe we can fish sometime.

evo748r at lycos (Contact Us Please) com

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Iceboy    0
Iceboy

I was out on Wayzata Bay last night. Caught one 18" walleye on a tip-up in 18 ft of water right around 6 PM. Late for tonka - expected to be skunked by that time. Hardly graphed a fish, so I am not so sure 18 ft is the place to be. Nice to catch a perfect eater, though! smile.gif

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schr0563    0
schr0563

I was also out last night in Excelsior Bay. Got a 15 inch walleye out of 35 feet of water (4:30) and a 21 incher in 27 feet (5:00). I also missed two light bites around 4:30 in the same spots. No other fish activity on the flasher other than those 4 bites. Not sure I was at the best depth either. ( I tried deep to avoid the crowds that had lined the nearest break lines.)

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Wookiee    0
Wookiee

E-mail sent Jason. I am always looking for new fishing buddies.

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chuckwagon    0
chuckwagon

same here live in chaska, new to ice fishing but would like to get out with you guys some maybe .. send an e mail if yah are lookin for a tag along.

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Wookiee    0
Wookiee

Hey Chuck what is your e-mail addy?

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TR0PHYPHISHIN    0
TR0PHYPHISHIN

Was fishing a point off big island on sunday and caught a small pike and a 27inch walleye in 16ft of water. I was kind of surprised that we didnt get more walleyes when we got that walleye @ 4:45.

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tip_upclyma    0
tip_upclyma

I have been having some great success on tonka this last week. Last weekend I fished all day saturday and sunday, here is what I found. I caught several 3-10 pound northerns in 5-10 FOW in the daytime...then at about 3pm I would go to about 20 FOW....tons of little perch, which is a good sign for me....then from 3pm to about 6 pm I have been catching 2-3 waldos a night...ZERO luck with tip ups and whole minnows....jigging for all of my fish. In the 20 FOW, I also had luck with crappies when the waldos weren't coming in. 7:30 pm is the latest I have caught a walleye, so I don't think it is a night bite out there. Ice is 7-8 inches right now, where I have been fishing. I have also noticed going out every night that I am seeing the same guys out there also....must be good for them too right now!!!!

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EBass    0
EBass

Made it out last Sat. Portable set in 20' while tipup and fathead in 12'. Crappies and sunnies all day long and past dusk. 2 largemouth on the tipup and 1 15" walter - also missed 2 flags. (Only 2 on the spot)

Tonka Boy caught a nice 6-7lb pike and a 12" crappie fishing in the crappie/sunnie hole.

Went back Sunday and it was a zoo and the bite sucked - even the crappies were tight lipped. I caught 2 small crappies and that was it.

i forgot rule #1 - get away from the crowds

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markkstanley

Hear you on that EBass. Sometimes it pays to fish a small distance away from the crowd. The fish will move off the prime structure because of the noise/pressure but they don't go too far. Still I prefer to avoid them as much as possible. I have a 100 ft minimum space rule. If I can hit the next shelter with a snowball I am too close. Tonka has so many good spots you can always find some place away from the villages.

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