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Black Lake/Minnetonka

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Hi people,

Anybody have reports from Black Lake? How's the ice? Looking for somewhere to go this saturday.

Thanks.

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I saw a Grand Cherokee pulled out onto Black Lake last Saturday. Lots of shacks....so the sunny bite is probably pretty good.

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sunnies? not what I was looking to catch. Looking for crappies and maybe a lucky walleye, and a place for some tip ups. hmmm..... maybe I have to rethink my destination.

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I have been fishing in Crystal Park Bay right across from Black in between Goose Island and Pelican Point...the Perms are starting to form out off Goose Island....but I was crushing waldos, crappies and 30-33 inch Northerns all in 18 FOW out there. If it were me, and I wanted a spot with a little of everything....right off Goose Island.

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see thats the thing. Im not familiar at all with Minnetonka or the surrounding bays. Where would goose island be from black lake? east/west? when you say right across from Black, do you mean right across Wilshire Blvd?

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are full size trucks driving out there on black too?

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Well Poacher...i did all i could to help other then giving you a map. Look at a picture of Tonka online around black lake area....i guarantee you can find goose island in Crystal Park Bay area.

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That was more than enough. Thanks a bunch.

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FYI it's Spring Park Bay. Crystal Bay is elsewhere on Tonka. The other info is good stuff. Had been fishing there myself until the shanty town appeared last week.

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That's a good spot, but that's why there's a town there to. I met Tonka Boy, Moby1, and Mr. Special at Goose Island when I first started on FM. We've been friends ever since.

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That sounds like a nice spot. Problem is, we're on foot. Is anybody driving out there yet? Wondering if I can take my Tacoma out there.

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I spent 4-5 hours fishing sunnies and a tip-up on 1/6/08. Drilled a lot of holes but never really found them. I caught 6-7 sunnies, a bass, and a crappie in that time. Fished from 8 to 13 feet of water, few I caught were shallow. Much slower than last year when I was there. I took a walk around and didn't see many fish on the ice, despite a good crowd of people on the ice. I had 12+ inches of ice at all my holes, saw a truck that drove across the bay, but most parked on road or on ice near the road. My question is: if you think the ice isn't safe enough to drive on, why do you park you truck next to several others near shore? Maybe people didn't hear what happened on Prior a few years back.

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yeah you can take a truck out there. The ice is plenty thick in spring park bay from the holes i drilled.

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