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STEP & 1/2

Good morning, Was out yesterday. The water temp in main lake was 46 degrees and in the small bays (No. end of lake and by the first boat landing) temps were 50 degrees.
I figure I was about a week to early for the fish to be up in the shallows. We caught only small ones, but it sure was nice being out and in the boat.
Next trip out is down to prior.

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csgall55

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What did you think of the condition of the boat landing? I used the boat landing by the main beach on Friday and had a heck of a time trailoring the boat. Did you use the other landing? We didn't have much success either.

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Doonbuggy

Sounds like the main lake landing is a tough go. The water was getting pretty low late last summer.

'Washta was one of my favorite lakes last year so I'll try to get out there in the next week or so for some crappies, but Tonka is tempting.

Beware the large rock boulders when you go into the South Bay. They are in play due to the low water level.

I assume the North Bay and Little Minnie are the places for spring crappies?

DB

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csgall55: I used the first boat landing. Been using that one all the time, it's has a good ramp and it drops off fast. I used the lager landing the first time I fished the lake.

Doonbuggy: Thanks for the warning on the rocks going into South bay. We didn''t make into the South so it's good to know.
Thanks

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Mr. Pike1

Doon, I was not aware of these rocks either. I was aware of the rocky reaf by the point on the lake but not sure where these rocks you are referring to are located. My father fishes this lake 2 times a week so if you can pin point I will share with the old man to save him a lower unit.

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Mr. Pike,

You're right, the rocks I speak of are on the reef to the right (east) of the big point as you enter the S. bay. As you probably know the dnr maps and others show a 5' depth for this area.

It was probably sometime in August when I noticed a nice cluster of big rocks due to the low water. I had never seen them before. Someone was nice enough to throw out a white marker near them.

Unfortunately the water level is probably not up much, if any, so probably best to go thru nice n easy.

(Also looks like a nice spot for the handful of smallies that are rumored to be in there).

DB

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Doon, might be a spot for the small population of walleye's that exit in the lake as well. My father claims to have caught small mouth in minnewashta but I have yet to ever see one. Funny you mention that white marker on the lake. My dad saw this one day and thought if was some kind of debri and went to investigate and he nipped the rocks with his lower untit. He is now very carefull. I may get out on Minnewashta with the old boy this weekend if the rain holds off. They have been talking about it for days but every day no rain so lets hope it holds out until Monday.

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Did get out on minnewashta today. The sunfish bite was good but it was for the most part the aggressive smaller males. All fish caught in 5 feet or less and most under two feet. Got into a few really nice sunfish but you really really had to sort. I did not locate any crappie but the reaaon for that was my dad brought what he called crappie minnows and they were almost small sucker minnows. It would have taken a pound plus crappie to inhale these...

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Doonbuggy

Hit 'Washta w/ mixed results yesterday. No crappies, but caught a few sunfish, all in Minnie Bay.

No real pattern - some were tight to structure, some were on a flat. All in 4' of water or less.

Pink flu flu head w/ white body tipped w/ a waxie got most of the attention.

Water temp was 57 in Minnie and only 52 in the main lake.

Pretty quiet out there yesterday thanks to the Tonka tourney.

DB

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