Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
walleyewild

Tonka Ice thickness

11 posts in this topic

I would like to get out ice fishing today or tomorrow, How thick is the ice in wayzata bay and out by diamond reef?

Anyone driving out there yet?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

8" to 11" through most of the main lake. Diamond is usually one of the last places to see a vehicle on tonka, and since i haven't seen to many people driving i would say it will be awhile.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I saw a truck on cooks bay yesterday, it like 20 ywas only out like 20 yrds

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

we had about 12in in excelsior bay lastnight. couple of suv's out there

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was fishing on Cooks too yesterday. The ice seems to be getting weird in spots. It's thick near the landing, but I went out a bit and it was slushy on top. Beneath the slush was about 8" of ice where I was at. I wouldn't drive out yet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was on Phelps today. 8-10 inches of clear ice with 2-3 inches of milky ice on top. There is a little slush/water in a few places.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bout 7-11" - no way I'm driving out there. The ice still varies a lot, then we get this snow. Snowmobiles rule out there now. 4 wheelers will get you there to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been finding 10-12 in Grays, Wayzata and Browns. Crappie fishing has been good and some small walleyes with a few eaters mixed in. Putting the perm out this week.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have found anywhere from 8-13" on the west end, some slush. There are a few "brave" souls driving out with full sized trucks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was on 13 to 14 inches as of last week and things were lookin good, but as of yesterday I discovered some areas pretty close to were im fishin and the ice was only 7 or 8 inches thick. Its goona be cold though. I should be able to drive out by next weekend and its gonna be nice and warm then.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm in a smaller bay off of a major one over 19' of water fishing walters. Under my perm I found almost 15" yesterday.

I've only driven the truck out once to put the permanent out on ice. If I go near the 30' range (not too far away) the ice was only 11", but near shore things have looked good.

I'm still a little skeptical about moving out to deepwater humps in the middle of the lake, but there are a lot of trucks out there currently including some 3/4 ton and larger!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0