Location

MN
United States
44° 54' 36" N, 93° 37' 48" W

Fishing Reports

Fishing Report Provided by FishTonka - Kolt Ringer
Rating:
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:71-80 F | Clarity: Clear
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
August 26, 2014
It's MUSKIE TIME! The muskies on Lake Minnetonka are starting their annual "food binge" before winter. They have been active in shallow water from 1ft-8ft along the sandy, rocky, inside weedlines across the lake. Early morning and late in the day have been the best times to target them. My favorite presentation this time of year is to throw prop-style topwater baits along these inside weedlines. Smaller bucktails burned in these same areas will also trigger muskies. Watch the weather and if you can plan your trips ahead of the cold fronts we typically start getting you will increase your chances of hooking up. The bass are also starting to show up in shallower water and we have caught some nice fishing throwing spinnerbaits, rattle traps, and swim baits in the 8-12ft range along the bigger weed flats close to deep water. Some fish are still schooled up and can be caught using a jigworm on the edge. Northern pike are active on the same bass presentations so make sure you have a heavy mono leader or steel leader if you want to keep your lures. Good luck out ther.
Catch Report
CatchSpeciesLure/BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (inches)
1Muskellunge (Muskie)Topwater Bait42
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Fishing Report Provided by - Ethan Andersen
Rating:
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
| Water Temp: | Clarity: Gin Clear
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
June 1, 2014
Got out fishing for bass Saterday morning and oh my was it a good day! We started out with some spinnerbaits but, no bites. We moved too a small mister twister grubs, and a small micro crank bait by strike king. The fish started biting! Instantly the small crank bait from strike king gave me a 14 inch bass and okay start to the day, couple casts later a smaller butt 6 or 7 inch crappie bites the hook! During the time, my friend pull]s in the smallest pike I've ever seen! Only 8 inches! However, a fun fight. Then, again a couple casts later i got hit again! a small 7 inch bluegill, but this small crank bait preformed fantastically catching multiple spices.This crank bait only dove around 1 to 1/2 fort deep which worked great because we were fishing shallow. However, on several occasions we found when we struck the rod tip in the water, and the crank dove deeper we had more hits! The rest of the boys there on small cranks as well and we were on fire! This crank also brought in some perch! We moved into a shallow bay looking to hook into some bug bluegill. When we pulled up bang a 8 inch bluegill was in the boat and we went to work pulling in multiple 7 to 8 inch bluegills into the boat. We happen to find and underwater log we bump it the crank and bang the biggest bass we have caught this year gets on weighing 3.5 pounds and bout 18 inches. Then i get a nice fight as well a 16 inch bass hits my bait. A great start to the season! I recommend getting some small strike king micro cranks during your next pickup for 2 dollar a piece you can't go wrong! Chartruse and brighter baits were the best color wise. I hope this helps you catch more fish.
Catch Report
CatchSpeciesLure/BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (inches)
1Largemouth BassCrankbaitStrike King318
2Largemouth BassCrankbaitRebel Lures216
3Black CrappieCrankbaitRebel Lures111
4BluegillCrankbaitStrike King19
5Yellow PerchCrankbaitStrike King16
6Northern PikeGrub19
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