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BobMac

So how was the weekend on tonka?

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BobMac

I live in Spring Park and I could see the fishermen were hard at it. How did you all come out?

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Chisox

I had a very productive morning on Saturday. Got out about 5am till 730am to try a new spot that nobody has fished all year and turned up three walleyes in about 20 ft of water. It was cool getting out and trying new spots and having it pay off with a few fish.

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BobMac

Where did ya go? I promise I won't tell. I went to a lake up by Rockford called Rebecca. Just doin a little crappie fishing. There was not a footprint on that lake I've been fishing Tonka all my life so I'm experimenting a little now. Besides my brother who I fish with lives in Becker so we split the milage.

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Chisox

Even on Tonka (I have fished it most of my life) if you look hard enough you can turn up some places to fish which do not get touched. We will have to get together the next time I head out to Tonka.

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pipesmoker

Caught four walleye eaters this weekend. Lost the biggest walleye of my life. Got it to hole, when I tried to turn it's head around to bring it up, my line snapped. I have an 8 in auger, the belly was at least 8 inches across. It covered from side to side across the hole. I will kick myself for a while.

I will fish tomorrow though.

Steve

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tashit

That's disappointing but at the same time motivational pipesmoker. Any tips on how you're catching them? I do not want your spot, just depth, bait, and/or time of day kinda thing.

I was out on Saturday and had some problems so I didn't get on the spot I wanted to be but I only caught one small perch fishing from about 5-9 pm. Didn't mark a single fish after the perch left.

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pipesmoker

34-6 feet. I jig with a small swedish pimple and shinner head, and deadstick with a fathead. I'm catching fish with both. I think we just have to be there when they come through. Somedays nothing, somedays I need them to slow down. I have a spot that was unbelievable this weekend. I'm going tomorrow a.m. and I'll let you know. I hope it's not time to go for crappie. Walleye are so much fun!!!!

Steve

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tashit

Thanks for the info. It isn't time for me to go to crappie until Feb. 25th...Good luck!

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TR0PHYPHISHIN

where do you get shinners around tonka?

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BobMac

Kirby's bait on 110 south side of Mound.

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tashit

I fished last night from 5-8:30 or so with some luck. I was in about 25 fow and was marking fish after the perch left but couldn't get them to bite. I was using a jig and a big fathead on one line and an angel eye and minnow head on the other. Ended up dropping down a plain hook and a smaller fathead and instantly had a 16 incher. I marked some more fish and couldn't get anymore to bite until I pulled up another fat 16 incher on the jig and minnow. This was around 7 or so. I was still marking fish but they started to look smaller on my flasher so I downsized one of my lines thinking they could be crappies but couldn't get them to bite. Finally a little after 8 I pulled up a rock bass. I was marking a lot of what appeared to be walleyes for a good portion of the evening but just had a hard time getting them to bite. All in all it was a pretty good night though.

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deerhuntr8

Kirby's bait does not have shiners. I don't think anybody does.

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TR0PHYPHISHIN

its too bad we cant get shinners anymore.

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Uncle Hanny

Vado's Bait on Centeral Ave still has Shinners!!!!

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vikingmeatwad

Vado's is a long ways away from me. I couldn't find shiners either at my places.

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Ebiz

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Vado's Bait on Centeral Ave still has Shinners!!!!

Are you sure about that, I haven't seen any there in a while.

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art321

The gal at my baitstore told me that the reason no one has shiners is because the DNR implemented a regulation that bans the import of shiners. Any truth to this? How long has this been around? That really sucks because there is still so much of the season left that we could be using them. Sounds like some shops still have them.

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schr0563

A bait supplier I know confirmed this. Most of our shiners come from down south. Not anymore. The places that still have them are getting them from a local source.

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EBass

We had a huge post about shiners not long ago. It's to stop the spread of VHS. (Fish ebola)Found as close as Green Bay so far. Find that thread - good info

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