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honda4life

NEED HELP ON TONKA TONIGHT!!

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honda4life

Ok from fellow fisherman to fisherman.. would ANYONE be willing to take this tonka newbie out and show a few decent spots for some walleyes tonight? Id like to go from about 9 to 3am. If I go one more time and dont catch any fish im gonna QUIT fishing tonka and leave all the fish to you guys hahaha .... ok so now I KNOW no ones gonna help haha. If ure free and wouldnt mind me just taggin along setting up 50 yards away from ya email me at t.marquardt @ yahoo.com or call me 763-528-3179

Thanks!! I appreciate ANYONE who can help a guy catch just ONE walleye!

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acman2u

I sent you an email, good luck.

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tnm27

I'm pretty new to the Tonka area as well so I went with a good friend of mine who's been out there a couple times before, but we too had no luck yesterday night. His brother-in-law did say it was a little unusual to see little to no fish activity. The only things that was caught was a perch and walleye, both were release because they were too small. Any luck anyone else?

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Weissguy

I just returned from an overnighter on Brown's Bay and caught 3 small eyes, 11", 14" and 15" between 4:30p.m. and 12:30a.m.

All fish were caught on set lines with fat head and plain or colored hooks. One fish was caught on a tip up. Curious if anyone is catching anything bigger? All I have heard is small walleyes being caught from those I have talked to on the lake.

Anybody catching fish jigging?

Weissguy

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pipesmoker

I got skunked last night and this morning but I've caught most of my bigger walleyes on a small gold swedish pimple tipped with a fathead head. I'll be back out tonight.

Good Luck,

Steve

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nmitchell17

Fished the same spot on Wayzata bay last two nights and both times I have seen some really nice looking walleyes on the cam but can't get them to bite. Second day I tried down-viewing with the cam so it wouldn't spook them but they would still just come up and nose the bait or just stare at it and then swim away.

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Ok from fellow fisherman to fisherman.. would ANYONE be willing to take this tonka newbie out and show a few decent spots for some walleyes tonight? Id like to go from about 9 to 3am. If I go one more time and dont catch any fish im gonna QUIT fishing tonka and leave all the fish to you guys hahaha .... ok so now I KNOW no ones gonna help haha. If ure free and wouldnt mind me just taggin along setting up 50 yards away from ya email me at t.marquardt @ yahoo.com or call me 763-528-3179

Thanks!! I appreciate ANYONE who can help a guy catch just ONE walleye!

Man up and keep at it, I'm sure you can stumble onto some walleyes.

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