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avidfisher

minnetonka walleye ??????

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I am fairly new to walleye fishing on minnetonka. Need advise on what structure to fish for them this time of year. I like going in the evening (about 7pm till 1 or 2 in the morning a lot less traffic and quiter). Are they going to be in shallow or deep structure. I usually fish with lindy rigs. Would rapalas work better if so what depth range. i read and hear alot about tonka never have made it down there. how would you get there from 169 and 55. how early or late would one go i have map which areas would work best or presentations. I usually go out of greys close to home. Any information in the right direction would be much appreciated.

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trailratedtj

My approach is weedlines. Ive been fishing deep humps, shallow humps, and long and short deep points, and the best producer is a weedline that drops off deep from shore. i try to find the deepest ones and i work the area where the weeds go from super thick to hardly nothing on the deep side. The ones ive been using is about 12.5 to 14 fow with a lot of scattered rocks and boulders. Oh and i usually fish the Westside. Bait of choice being the classic jig n minnow, chartruese or orange. I normally get out around 6:30-10:00pm. I have fished long after dark but not long enough to find that second bite.

Oh yeah... with this approach i get alot of snakes.

good luck

daniel

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walleyeJoe

i would strongly recommend to troll the rock to sand transitions fast about 2.5 miles per hour and stair step your lures while trolling. what this does is it triggers mor fish have a lure 5 feet from the bottom and then 10 or 15 feet from the bottom. because a fish is going to be mor elikely to come up for a lure rather than come 2 or 3 feet down for that bait. this tactic is deadly for 2 reasons. first of all walleyes are schooling up and spread out all over the lake right now looking for suspended bait fish. so they are actively feeding suspended. and second of all you will cover a ton more water using this tactic also, walleyeJoe

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    • Cliff Wagenbach
      I agree with the others Tommy! I always enjoy your bits of wisdom and humor! Cliff
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      They are all coming in from the main lake. Cliff
    • FishinCT
      We used to camp on hinsdale all the time. There is one spot on the south shore closer to the east end we stayed almost every time. It's got a big rock outcrop on a small point that slopes down to the water. The picnic table and fire ring are in the open up top. Wide open space and a good breeze will keep the bugs off you. Tent site is fairly hidden. That's the best spot we ever found. Only downside is boat parking. I remember tying up on a log off the the side so probably the same site mentioned earlier.  We stayed there a ton when I was younger and never had any bear encounters, but the bear boxes are there for a reason!
    • meerkat
      I always wondered,  are the walleyes coming over the dam?   or are they swimming in from Pike?
    • Slopfishin
      Why delete your post?  I actually enjoyed reading that story. Seeing stories like yours is half the reason I like checking out this site (I like to check out all the different lake boards on fishingminnesota). 
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      Hey, we need a little color and humor and Musky Tom does it best.  
    • TomWehler
      Good info to me even. Cliff you can delete my story n junk. Most people don’t know me round here anymore n for sure the humor of life is of no interest. Under stand only want the facts mama. Just the facts. 😎 I endeavor to persevere.  Beef!   
    • Cliff Wagenbach
      The ice on the Pike River between the dam and the lake is opening up fast! Should be wide open in a couple of days at the present rate of melt! The DNR will be trapping walleyes soon!!!  The walleyes are already starting to move in! Pike Bay ice is  also starting to deteriorate quickly! Finally starting to look like we may get some open water for the fishing opener! Cliff 
    • chucker1101
      These aren't campsites to bring your Ranger fiberglass or decked-out Lund into. They're better fitted for smaller 14-16 ft alum boats, something you can drag on shore. Though i'm sure you can figure out how to secure something bigger. Cliff is right, most have sandy/pebble shorelines to pull a smaller boat onto. Almost all of them are well-protected from the prevailing WSW wind. You're gonna get wakes rolling into shore from passing boats, though, as it's a pretty well traveled section of the lake.
    • brrrr
      I camped at a couple sites a few years ago.  no docks, but most of the sites had a half way decent place to put the boat in.  one had a decent log to tie to.  another I threw a couple anchors out back and was able to tie off to a couple trees to keep the boat close yet off the rocks.