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Christmas Lake?

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Hey everyone this site is great.

I am fairly new to the sport, and was gonna take my wife and my little daughter out this weekend. Was wondering if you guys had any pointers for Christmas lake, or even a good starting point on Minnetonka. We usually go south of the cities because I am a little more familiar with those lakes, but I live in Bloomington and would like to go somewhere a little closer. Any type of fish would be great, love pike and pannies.

Thanks

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Welcome to FM! Drop me an email and I will help you out with both lakes. My email is in my profile.

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If you're bringing the wife and daughter along I would definitely choose Tonka over Christmas. There is great fishing to be had in Christmas, but it takes more patience and skill than your average lake. Since you will most likely be looking for a place with constant action, I am sure that someone can offer up a great community spot on Tonka that will entertain your whole family. Unfortunately, my time on Tonka is spent chasing walleyes and I have nothing consistent enough to be helpful.

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I have had an easy time catching pannies on Gray's Bay in the past, just find a weedline and you should be in business. No guarantee on size, but should provide the action that is important to youngsters. Was on Black Lake (part of Tonka) last Saturday and caught a pile of sunnies and half a dozen small crappies. Marked fish at a number of depths, did most fishing in ~15-17 FOW.

Good luck!

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Thanks for all the info guys, tried both Seton and Black. Caught fish on both. We had a blast.

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Glad to hear it!

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