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How Jason Dudek Fishes Lake Minnetonka

This is the first installment in a series focusing on the favorite lakes of Omnia Fishing partners and experts and breaking down their fishing style, tips, and tricks.

Their insights will help refine the recommendations for these lakes, in turn providing you with a more accurate list of the best gear for your favorite bodies of water, and ultimately helping you to be even more successful next time you hit the lake!

Jason Dudek is now a Minnesota-based bass angler but grew up fishing for salmon and trout on Lake Ontario, in New York. He competed in his first bass tournament in 1991 as a senior in high school on Lake Champlain. After graduating from college, he continued his journey of competitive fishing, starting in what is now the BFL before moving to Minnesota in 2000. Since that time, his career has continued to build, and he has competed at the Pro/Am and national professional levels. 

Jason was in our office recently so we took a few minutes to learn more about his approach to fishing Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota. Read on to learn more, and be sure to check out Jason’s tips for bass fishing here!

image via @jasondudekfishing

What to look for:

JD: Grass

Favorite Colors:


  • Green Pumpkin in clear conditions
  • Black Blue in stained conditions

Favorite Baits:


Favorite Technique:

JD: Jig fishing heavy cover (try it with the baits recommended above!)

Favorite Fishing Style:

image via @jasondudekfishing

JD: Pitching milfoil

Favorite Lake Feature:

JD: Matted grass

Favorite Products: