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West Metro - Minnetonka, Waconia, Prior Lake Fishing Reports by Great Day on the Water Guide Service


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7/24/17     Got my son and one of my daughters out with Grandpa Smutka on Waconia this afternoon (I have football practice every morning this week). We targeted panfish alongside a weedy reef. Small j

6/9/15     On Waconia and Minnetonka the past few days. Caught mostly largemouth and panfish, but also a few pike and a couple walleyes. Bass, pike, and eyes are on the inside weed edges and especiall

6/23/18     Guided on Waconia on Saturday. Clients from Iowa looking for walleyes, northerns, and maybe a musky. No musky, but did catch walleyes, northerns, bass, and crappies, including some big one

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Hey guys, looking to take my nephew out to Minnetonka next weekend. Last year we fished in Black Bay but wondering if anyone has any other news on the lake? He had a blast catching s good amount of sunnies and watching fish swim by so hoping he's up for going back. Thanks KS for any tips!

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6/18/19     Been out on Waconia, Tonka, and Prior over the last week. Bass and pike are done spawning and are out in the weed flats off the spawning areas in seven to ten feet of water. Feeding on sunfish that are staging and spawning in the same areas. Catching them on almost any horizontal presentation. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.

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6/16/21     Catching bass, pike, sunfish, and crappies on west Metro area lakes. Starting to see a few muskies as well. Water temps in the low to upper 70s depending on the lake. Still catching fish in shallow to mid-depth depending on the lake. Good luck and I will see you out there somewhere.

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