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So the wife saved this one until this morning.

 

She got me a 4-hour guided trip on Tonka for the middle of June

 

While it IS my home lake, and I do fairly well on it - this is going to give me personalized details on when/where/how as well as some more detailed lure selections.

 

How she scraped up the money for it, I don't know...but she did and I'm almost in shock here.

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Just now, Eric 26 said:

Looking forward to hearing all about the trip ??

I'm planning on making sure my Vision-4 camera is working properly and filming the whole thing.

 

External lapel mic, 256gb card, external battery good for 12 hours - long as everything is good, I should be set.

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2 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

What a woman! Going after green bass? 

Ya - while there are brown-bass in Tonka, they're few and far between.

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1 minute ago, MN Fisher said:

Ya - while there are brown-bass in Tonka, they're few and far between.

Hope you get a biggun! Are there monster esox and walleye in there ? 

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10 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

Hope you get a biggun! Are there monster esox and walleye in there ? 

Tonka's got quite a wide variety of fish in it.

 

This is stated as a bass trip, but we might tag into some ESOX or Walleyes

 

2018, a guy pulled this 54" musky out of the lake.

Trophy tales: Landing a 54-inch muskie on Lake Minnetonka

 

Some big northerns have also been caught

Knight Errant | Top 5 Fisheries of the Twin Cities

 

And the walleye aren't bad either

PIGS in Lake Minnetonka! - Metro Area Forum | In-Depth Outdoors

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7 minutes ago, MN Fisher said:

Tonka's got quite a wide variety of fish in it.

 

This is stated as a bass trip, but we might tag into some ESOX or Walleyes

 

2018, a guy pulled this 54" musky out of the lake.

Trophy tales: Landing a 54-inch muskie on Lake Minnetonka

 

Some big northerns have also been caught

Knight Errant | Top 5 Fisheries of the Twin Cities

 

And the walleye aren't bad either

PIGS in Lake Minnetonka! - Metro Area Forum | In-Depth Outdoors

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3 hours ago, Darth-Baiter said:

Tonka!!!  never heard of. it :D

 

but have a great great time.  bring a pocket GPS.  just sayin..and a notebook. 

Clearly you never watched chapelles show episodes with prince in them………

 

it’s right there in the twin cities, you’ve probably landed near it on a plane

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3 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

you’ve probably landed near it on a plane.

You could land on it - there's 4 'seaplane' bases on the lake.

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1 minute ago, MN Fisher said:

You could land on it - there's 4 'seaplane' bases on the lake.

Seaplane…….. that reminds me. I saw one of those this fall right near my house haha. Wild. I guess you’d have to call it a riverplane. I’m just fishing some riprap and here she goes 

 

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5 hours ago, MN Fisher said:

Tonka's got quite a wide variety of fish in it.

 

This is stated as a bass trip, but we might tag into some ESOX or Walleyes

 

2018, a guy pulled this 54" musky out of the lake.

Trophy tales: Landing a 54-inch muskie on Lake Minnetonka

 

Some big northerns have also been caught

Knight Errant | Top 5 Fisheries of the Twin Cities

 

And the walleye aren't bad either

PIGS in Lake Minnetonka! - Metro Area Forum | In-Depth Outdoors

Pardon my ignorance but do big Northerns get the same size as Muskies.....I see pics of big Pikes and many times think they are Muskies.

 

That pic above makes the Musky look a bit heavier, but generally they look quite similar.  

 

I hear Pike aren't good fighters, is that true?   I know Musky are awesome fighters.   

18 minutes ago, TnRiver46 said:

Seaplane…….. that reminds me. I saw one of those this fall right near my house haha. Wild. I guess you’d have to call it a riverplane. I’m just fishing some riprap and here she goes 

 

That's some kind of experimental "sea plane".    It's like a paramotor on steriods combined with a ultralight combined with pontoons.   What a weird cool, and I'm sure extremely fun plane.  

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4 minutes ago, AlabamaSpothunter said:

Pardon my ignorance but do big Northerns get the same size as Muskies.....I see pics of big Pikes and many times think they are Muskies.

They're close cousins and while Pike can get big, on average Muskys are bigger.

State Records

Northern Pike: 45# 12oz

Purebred Musky: 54# 0oz

 

7 minutes ago, AlabamaSpothunter said:

I hear Pike aren't good fighters, is that true?   I know Musky are awesome fighters. 

All the pike I've caught or lost have been good fighters.

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MN Fisher is correct, however there is a caveat: European pike grow ginormous. They're the same species as North American pike, but I'm guessing it's a northern strain/southern strain LM deal. Here's one:

 

https://www.advnture.com/news/world-record-pike-claimed

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I’m glad for you Ken. She’s showing her hero how much she appreciates all you do for her. Have a great time.

 

 

 

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One of my gifts to her this Yule-tide wasn't quite the expense - but it did bring happy tears...she loves it. An insulated travel mug - personalized (names in image replace by ours)

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