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Matt Johnson

Minnetonka ICE Series Event...

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Destination 4 of the 2005 ICE Series...

Lake Minnetonka - Saturday, February 5th

Spring Park Bay Access

ICE Series Info

Lake Minnetonka is known as one of the premier fishing destinations in the Midwest and is another phenomenal Metro Area lake. A lot of panfish, pike and walleyes throughout the area and some really nice fish too!

Anyone planning on attending the Minnetonka event?

Good Fishin,

Matt Johnson

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Yes I was planning on attending the event. who do I contact on signing up for the event if it is not too late. Can a person only sign up for that one event?

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You can register online by going to the Ice Leaders website...

Register - Click Here

You can also mail in a check too.

The deadline for the online registration for the Minnetonka event is Wednesday, February 2nd if you want to save $5 and only pay $10, or else it's $15 at the event.

You can sign up for as many events as you want, there is no limit.

Good Fishin,

Matt Johnson

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thx for the info Matt,who knows maybe we will se you out there!

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Sounds good Dan, I hope to see you out on Tonka! Let me know if you have any more questions.

Good Fishin,

Matt Johnson

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will do and thx again.

Good luck

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Hey Matt,

You can count me in, just signed up today. Hopefully, there will be more action than what took place on WBL last Saturday.:P

By the way, thanks for giving out those lures. Can't wait to try it. One question, if the fish can't be frozen during weigh in, do you just throw them in a bucket of water, or just weigh them in as you catch em?

Chow for now,

GF

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I would just toss the fish in a 5-gallon bucket and keep them inside your portable, or else feel free to weigh-in fish throughout the event if you want. We haven't had a problem with frozen fish, we just don't want to see fish that have been sitting on the ice for a couple days, we don't want fish brought in that were caught yesterday or the day before smile.gif I wouldn't worry too much about it, things have worked just fine in the past.

Yep, it was tough on Saturday, it was just one of those days. I heard you guys got on some walleyes later in the evening though, thats good. Try that Flasher Spoon tipped with a minnow head for pike and walleyes, it works great!

See you on Tonka!

Good Fishin,

Matt Johnson

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Sucks I can't make this, I'll be seeing the gophers play wisconsin at home.

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Matt,

tried out the flasher spoon(the one that the arms seems to twirl forever) on a pesky pike. Now, I was fishing for eyes and this pike kept sitting right under my hole. So I remembered your comment, and used the lure you gave me. This pike hit it w/in seconds of putting it down the hole. I caught and released the pike, and was able to get the eyes to come back to the area (the pike learned it's lesson). What was the name of that tackle you gave out? I don't normally fish for pike, but that was awesome! Was it H&R tackle? Let me know.

One last thing, do you need any help w/the set-up for Minnetonka? I would be willing lend an extra hand if needed. Just let me know.

Chow for now,

GF

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GF,

It's J.R.'s tackle. They can be found Here

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Glad to hear that Dan. Yep, it's by JR's Tackle, I love that spoon! It's my number one pike spoon, period. I'm sure we could use the help on Minnetonka. Drop me an email.

Good Fishin,

Matt Johnson

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Cant wait!

Me, Mrs. Hopper and Hopper Jr. will be there!

Matt, counting on you for the hot spot grin.gif

Anyone want to prefish on the 29th or the 30th?

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Hey HoleHopper,

Good to meet you at the Medicine Lake event. I'm still not sure I will be at this event...(ya right) but you may have talked me into a little pre-fish.

I've never fished this part of Tonka, you familiar with the lake at all?

Shoot me an email joemmn(at)lycos(dot)com

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Pre-fished Minnetonka this past Sunday in Spring Park Bay. Got into a mean perch bite from 12:00 to 2:00pm. Nothing but 2-3" perch loaded on the vex!!

That has to count for something guys........Matt, Pete, Paul, Rick??

Don't we count points for the smallest fish grin.gif

Looking forward to the event in a few weeks.

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HoleHopper,

How's Sunday looking for you? I forgot that I have a prior commitment at noon on Saturday.

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How much on Tonka is open for the event? Or is it just Spring Lk Park?

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There will be a limited area that we can fish for the Tonka event. Thats do to the fact that the permit we have to obtain is given by the city, and since Tonka runs into numerous different cities there are limitations on where we can go. The boundaries will be addressed at the beginning of the event, however, we are working on getting things sorted out and hopefully we can post our findings here in the forums sometime on he near future...

Good Fishin,

Matt Johnson

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metrojoe, you got mail

pattersoncjtj@msn.com

I am about as knowlagable about Minnetonka as I am about Medicine Lake confused.gif

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Here is the exact boundaries for fishing Tonka on Feb 5th.

tonkatourneyboundaries5kx.jpg

You cannot leave the surface of the lake to get to any of these areas. You are to enter the lake at Spring Park Bay, and from there you venture to your fishing spots via the ice.

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That's a huge area! Way bigger than what I thought it would be.

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So is ya coming to this one, or is ya gonna sleep till noon like you did for the Med event? grin.gif

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OWE! OK so I'm not a morning person. And shoveling until midnight the night before doesn't help. I plan on going, but I planned on going to Med to. Why don't you worry about the swans and setup a sting operation on HWY 25 bridge and I'll worry about the Tonka crappie slaying?

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Well now. Who woke up on the wrong side of the bed today at noon? Maybe you should sleep a little later.....

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Updated map of fishing boundaries, and the access point.

tonka5gy.jpg

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