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I'm takign my brother (from Wisconsin) out on Lake Minnetonka to catch LM Bass on Sept 16. I've never fished this lake before. Any sugestions for mid Sept (such as clear water bays vs dark water)? I hope we don't catch a cold front.

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I haven't been on tonka for a while. But find docks in deeper water. You will always have some action there.

Good luck

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I have to agree with Mr. Special, work the docks in deep water and try working infront of the weed lines! Good Luck!

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There are no bass in Minnetonka you should go to another lake tongue.gif I would look to the backs of coves that bite should be getting better. Good luck and let us know how you do. Good Fishing!!

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Thanks for the advice. On a beutiful, late summer day, we caught 4 LM Bass (14 to 17 inches) and 3 Pike (one was 31 inches). Caught nothing by a dock, although I kept trying. All were caught in shallow weeds, 3 to 6 ft deep, in partially stained bays.

I saw a Musky (or Pike) rocket straight up, out of the water for about half its body length, and fall straight back in without making a splash (it did not flop on its side). It looked like a syncronized swimming routine. It was about 20 to 25 yards away (a nice archery distance for deer), but I guess it was in the 7 to 10 pound range. I assume it was catching a bug, or something?

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