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Tonka Bayt

Tonka Crappie Tournament!!!

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Tonka Bayt

Anyone fishing in the Minnetonka Crappie tournament. If you print out a copy of this message and bring it in to our store we will give you a FREE SCOOP OF CRAPPIE MINNOWS with every scoop you buy. We are located at 5680 Manitou rd (19 and Smithtown)
Tournament is April 24, 2004.

If my new signs are not up yet we are formerly Shorewood Market. See you at the weigh-in

Tonka Bayt
Hooks, lines, and thinkers.....


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Trailblazin

Tonka Bayt - You may want to just tell them it is the Shell Gas Station/Dred Automotive...I drive right by it and had to turn around to find it yesterday.

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Tonka Bayt

Yea, I guess I was talking more about the bait shop in Shorewood. You can bring the coupons to either location. Thanks for the business "trail" and the heads up. I hope they took care of you properly.

Thanks again

Tonka Bayt
Hooks, lines, and...... thinkers

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MWard4400

Hi Tonka !

I will be thanking you on this Thursday when I stop by for some stuff and minnows.

Mark

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Trailblazin

Who is fishing the tournament this weekend?
I was thinking of launching around 5-6am after picking up bait from Tonka Bayt!

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Tonka Bayt

Thanks all, Crappie Tournament should be fun. I will be out there about 6:00 myself. Look for me at Fletchers and I will be handing out tshirts. Good luck!!!!!

Tonka Bayt
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taxmancommeth

I have heard that the tourney is a zoo... Tons of people, three of us were thinking about getting out before sunrise to beat the crowd. Is this necessary?

Also Tonka Bait how do I get to you store from 494? Stopping by after work as you will not be open till 5 in the morning.

Thanks

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CrappieMagnet

Taxman.

Take hiway 7 west to cty rd 19.Take right(N)
follow 19 approx 3.5 miles till you come to a stop sign.Tonka Bayt is in the strip mall on your right.I think the addy is 5680 Manitou Rd.

Good Luck All!

CM

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Tonka Bayt

Hey guys, Thanks for all the directions and stuff. Yes it is a zoo on the lake but when isn't it? Fortunetely there are not a lot of cruisers out yet, so at least we can move around. My new sign is up and the tackle is starting to come in. One thing is the dnr hasn't given me a license machine yet (sorry). Where a lot of the crappies are caught it will be boat by boat.

see ya Saturday

Tonka Bayt
Hooks, Lines, and ....Thinkers

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Tonka Bayt

What time is the weigh in?

Also What are your shop hours?


I'm not going to fish the Tourney because I have the little guys tomorrow while Mom's off at some nutritional training for her Daycare, but would like to bring the Boys out for the weigh in & to see the Big Crappies.

Thanks

Chris

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"I fish there for I am!"

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Tonka Bayt

The weigh-in is at 2:00 pm at Lord Fletchers. My shop is open every day from 6:00am-9:00pm at night. Thanks for asking!
Look forward to meeting you.

Tonka Bayt
Hooks, Lines, and ....Thinkers

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taxmancommeth

What time should a person get to the landing to get the boat in the water?

Heard that anytime after 5: am, be ready to wait in lines. Would shouwing up at 5:30 be OK?

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Slugo

I don't know if this is any guide for access for the tourny... but I came off at Grays bay about 5:30 tonight and the parking was almost 1/2 full. I found lots of warm water but mostly dinks...didn't get a keeper til about 4:30 in 6 Ft of water.
I fished in mud to 10Ft... good luck to you contestants!

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Crappie it's not just a fish it's a attitude!

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Whiskeywalleyes

Well went out again and cover some areas, I bet that there will 1,000 boats in Setons & Black, Emerald is sure down? water levels are not what they used to be..I will se you all at the weight in I should have my limit by 6am and be weighted in by 7, my nice slabbers should supprise the crowd weighting in at 7am just in time for coffee and breakfast, tips are work the pre-spawning locations, weed edges 5-12'. I can't wait until 11 am to pull into setons and get out my muskie crank bait to launch them a good toss to "turn some heads" and get some attention to test them out., just kidding.. good luck..

[This message has been edited by Whiskeywalleyes (edited 04-23-2004).]

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iFishMN.us

Anyone know how big the crappie was that won the tourney?

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18 inch Crappie

There was a story in the Sunday Star Tribune sports sec. 1st pace Steve Quam 1 lb 15oz
2nd Gabe Werra 1 lb 9oz, 3rd Jason Lock 1 lb 7oz. A 1 lb 2oz won the youth division.

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pikemania

I heard that a 1lb 3oz crappie won first place. I could not find crappies with any size and could not keep the bass off my line had to of caught about 20 of them.

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