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Tonka report for president's day

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Fished a bay in 18 fow and caught like 15 runt sunfish. Moved to 32-35 fow on the break of a reef for some walleyes @ 3pm and only 1 walleye on the tip up w/ set rig and a rainbow.

I hope to get out again on thursday so please let me know how you are doing in the metro.

Good Luck

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Same lake same day. Fished an inside turn that has a nice break and weeds on top. Tipup set in 17FOW with bare circle hook and large shiner and caught a 13" walter.

I was in 26FOW and caught 2 more going 13 and 14" on a fathead and tear drop on a bobber 2 feet off the bottom.

They all hit around that 20 min dusk flurry. Even got a perch that hit a shiner and a ton of lil perch. All fish released

I was in Wayzata bay

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