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vikingmeatwad

Tonka - Driving out from Excelsior access?

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vikingmeatwad

Are people driving out from there or parking on the lake?

thanks

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vikingmeatwad

bump

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river runt

I had heard they moved the rock

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schr0563

Yes - Trucks are running from there out to big island. I've been out there twice, but just in the bay.

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Squirtis

What's the ice thickness out in the bay?

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schr0563

New Years day it was about 12-14 inches.

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jigginjim

Is the ice that hick in Wayazata bay?

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tonkapat

trucks all over the main lake. I haven't found under a foot in a long while anywhere.

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vikingmeatwad

Thanks for the updates guys, I hope to get out sometime soon and be walleye skunked by the mighty Tonka again.

I swear if I even hired a guide he could not put me on walleyes!

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