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west metro bass?

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been pretty quiet around here....anyone catching anything?

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I've been spending a bit of time around the Annandale area and just south of there. It has been slow lately I must say. Been trying to incorporate a few newer techniques, Jigs, Carolina rigs, drop shots, and deep cranks, basically last couple weeks have been a work in progress. Did catch my 1st decent bass on a drop shot out of 17 fow last night. I agree, the west metro postings have been fairly non existant lately. Any Bass bite going on over at Waconia? Haven't heard much myself.

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Slow on my end as well. SW Burbs(lakes in eden prarie on out). Lots of fish, but size has been sub-par. Most of the action coming towards sundown.

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we're heading to Odowd tonight, we'll see what happens

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Been doing pretty good lately as long as I am fishing near sunset, make a big difference. Theres a few good spots where I am fishing where I have fished hard for over an hour during the day without much if any luck, but then when I go back at sunset, BAM they are there. Shallow weeds/holes in the weeds at sunset with plastics has been working good. Caught many in the last week, 2 over 4lbs. on my scale, I dont have a ruler, gotta get me one of dem. Good Luck.

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My buddy was just out O'dowd last night...said it was very slow. I was there a week ago, and it was slow, but I got my bites around the two islands in deeper water. There are some real pigs in that lake, so it is always worth a shot!

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where else in the Prior lake 25 mile radius should we head too?

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well, Odowd was pretty quiet....caught 3 bass, one good northern that took us by surprise...... I need to hit that lake again with a little more time on my hands...after I untangle that nasty birdsnest in my baitcaster, ughhhhh

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The bite is still surprisingly slow. I am surprised, since the surface temp has cooled significantly the past week. Give it another week, and it will really be ON then. smile.gif

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That's good to know, daycare opens again next week, I will be out there for sure next week a couple days

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Went musky fishing on Tonka last night and all I got was a bunch of big bass. 10ft depth weed lines and throw big spinnerbaits - 1 oz or more. Silver willow blades were the ticket. Ratchet up your tackle as eveyone of them dove straight into the weeds and I dragged in another 5lbs of salad with every fish.

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How about a tape measure for starters. You must have one of them laying around.

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Bass are still going good as far as I can tell, I have had the best luck of the year the last 6 days. Many over 4lbs, biggest 6. Sunset, weeds, very close to shore, and blue/dark powerbait. Will get out tonight if its not raining and see how the storms effect things.

Good Luck.

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Anyone been out to Minnetonka? I got a tourney coming up soon help is appreciated

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Fished tonka in June with some luck around excelsior using 5" plastics, nothing to write home about. Tried rattle traps, but caught too many northern that way. I have caught plenty of 1-2lb LM on Christmas this summer. Met a guy who eats everything he catches out there and catches plenty of the same I've been catching.

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A couple buddy's of mine have been hitting the west bays of tonka lately for ski's and have caught hand full of nice Bass (3-5 lbders) using black and silver Bucktails. Not that that really helps you alot but since I personally haven't been on the lake that's the best I can do. Good luck at your tourney though. smirk.gif

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