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Minnetonka musings August 10


markkstanley

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Out chasing muskies to no avail. Surface temps 80 degrees. Was concentrating on a windblown wind flat break covering 12 to 18 ft depths. Wandered out to 25ft on last pass and just marked a masses of fish. Didn't have anything but musky stuff in the boat so I couldn't switch gears. Anyone headed out tonight check the east and southeast weedlines and get deep. Was marking pods of baitfish with nice hooks below and in the middle of them.

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I saw those baitfish and arcs last weekend so tied on a heavy bottom bouncer and tried trolling numerous lures down deep but no takers. Next time out I'm gonna try some type of slow vertical presentation. Wish I had a camera to see what they are. smirk.gif

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Thinking a big leech or crawler would get those fish to go. Too deep for the Aquaview to see anything but I can generally pickout crappies/panfish with the depth finder and bigger fish are even easier. Saw a lot of pannies and some really big fish - when I get gray shading under the arch I know that's a big one. I got musky fever too bad to go after these fish but maybe I need to rethink things.

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No rethinking permitted. Sorry. Stick with the plan.

Maybe they are muskies? Don't they hit a deeper pattern this timayear? Of course larger walleyes aren't rare in Tonka. I've noticed some good northern action, too.

It's always nice to chart something!

ice

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I was out thursday morning and had one of my best outings seeing 7 fish topped off by a 36". i think that the lake is starting to heat up alittle - but don't tell anyone shocked.gif

Good luck,

Zelmsdawg

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