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I dont fish minnetonka very much where is a good place to go

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I dont fish minnetonka much where is a good place to start if i want to fish for crappies and sunfish ?

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Phelps bay area and Black lake are good panfish spots and easy to access. There is even a BP gas station that sells bait in the area. If you don't want to go that far west stop in at Wayzata Bait (just off Hwy 12) and they can point you in the right direction for the east end. Grey's Bay is a popular crappie spot in that area.

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thank you for the information greatly appreciated

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on the far west side, my favorite panfish bay is Halsteads- its fairly shallow and pretty easy to find weededges on.

Other good bays include Tanager, Seton, Black, or any of the other smaller-weedy bays. Good luck.

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Just remember Halsteads is considered the most polluted bay on the lake.

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I was out on crystal bay (off co. rd 51) before the cold snap. There were a ton of nice pan fish but you had to work hard to get em.

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