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Tonka Ice

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Thinking of hitting tonka for the first time this year after work. Are people accessing the lake from the north side of Brown's Bay this year? If so, are people driving full size pickups?

Hope to find some crappies, any one having luck in this area? Thanks for any input, will post my results...

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As of last week the ice was thicker than the length of my ice scoop. Prolly 2 feet if not more now.

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I have friends who've been driving on the North side of Brown's for a couple weeks, sounds like they've caught a few walleyes in the evenings only, but no crappies.

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There were trucks parked out by the fish houses yesterday on Browns Bay.

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Thanks everyone. Ended up going out of browns bay drive on access. its a bit burly getting off the lake due to the steep slope. Ended up trying some new locations on the east side of the bay. Caught a some crappies, but nothing to brag about. Hope to try it again this weekend.

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Where do you drive on?

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I usually drive on where the shore meets the ice.......

MN- interested in going out this weekend?

Give me a call.

John

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Just north of the marina on hwy 15. There is a small parking lot and a access point.

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