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hroyals07

Lake Minnetonka First Time Out

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Hey all i am going out to Tonka this wknd and was wondering where would be a good place to start and what to you, if it is your hot-spot i dont want you to give it up, just someplace that would be a good start, and not too far walking from the road too pls thanks

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Depends on what your going for. Hit me up on an e-mail I might have a good start point for ya.

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I plan on hitting tonka for the first time ever this weekend as well...will be accessing out of wayzata bay. I'm guessing it'll be quite the circus there? Have been hearing that there's good solid ice...I'm basically just wondering if I'll be able to drive my suv along the shoreline aways and then walk out to fishing spots from there?

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any panfish, im interested in crappies the most

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hey i just joined the other day and my private messages have been disabled, meaning i can't send one, what is the reason for this?

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We put our house out on Carson's Bay this past Saturday and had luck catching crappies and sunfish in about 20 feet of water. We were out from about 3:00-9:00 and caught about 15 crappies and a lot of small sunfish.

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I was out on excelsior bay today. Had some luck catching perch between 16-20 feet. Saw at least 15" of ice.

That was my first time out on 'tonka. What a fun lake. Saw some guy ski-sailing (or whatever it's called) who must've been going 40mph across the lake.

Plenty of cars and trucks close to shore as you look around. Saw 1 car further out towards big island.

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