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Lake Minnetonka

SEASON: Pre-Spawn (Current)
SPECIES: Largemouth Bass
WATER CLARITY: 5/10

Relevant Gear for Lake Minnetonka Pre-Spawn Largemouth Bass Fishing

Pre-Spawn Largemouth Bass Fishing Reports

  • Reported by Robert Cronen

    Fish 6 to 8 feet on weed flats.

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Submerged Vegetation

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Drop Shots

  • Reported by Omnia Community

    Bass were pushed up in grass adjacent to rocks. Best bite is early morning or before sundown. Throw Chatterbaits and Texas rigs into the grass and rip and drag them... Read More

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Submerged Vegetation

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Chatterbaits

  • We were able to pickup a lot of fish in and around cuts, coves and boat channels. Finding the warmer water was key. A chatterbait did most of... Read More

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Submerged Vegetation

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Chatterbaits

  • Reported by Jason Dudek

    Bass are starting to come shallow and position themselves in and around the newly forming lily pads. Senkos tossed to the lily pads and lily pad logs are key.

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Lilipads

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Wacky Rigs

  • Finding the warm water in mid May when the temp is starting to rise is a big factor. A 1/2oz green pumpkin crawtube around the docks in channels and... Read More

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Docks

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Texas Rigs (Pitch/Flip)

  • Reported by Bradley Leuthner

    What a wonderful time of year to bass fish. Ever bass in the lake is in less than 8 feet of water. I like to use outkast swim jig and... Read More

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Submerged Vegetation

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Blade Baits

Other Species Fishing Reports for Pre-Spawn

  • Reported by Josh S

    Find shallow bays, where the water warms up after first ice off, focus on the north east corners of the bays where the water will warm faster. Or find... Read More

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Reeds

    Species: Crappie

    Technique: Texas Rigs (Worming)

  • Reported by Matt Waldron

    The larger crappies have been moving shallow! We have had our best success in the 2-6ft weed clumps on the outside of spawning bays/cuts. Slow reeling a bobber... Read More

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Submerged Vegetation

    Species: Crappie

    Technique: Shallow Diving Crankbaits (0-6')

  • Reported by Jon Krumsieg

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Docks

    Species: Crappie

    Technique: Bobbers

  • Reported by Jason Dudek

    Shallow dark bottom bays are producing a lot of crappie around laydowns.

    Season: Pre-Spawn

    Structure: Laydowns

    Species: Crappie

    Technique: Texas Rigs (Worming)

Other Season Fishing Reports

  • Reported by Omnia Fishing

    Season: Spawn

    Structure: Docks

    Species: Walleye

    Technique: Bobbers

  • Reported by Ryan Thompson

    Bass catches have been excellent since the opener. The KBF Challenge for May has some absolute roads on the board. Your search for fish should be up on shallow points... Read More

    Season: Spawn

    Structure: Points

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Shallow Diving Crankbaits (0-6')

  • Reported by Harrison Dau

    They are sitting in the weeds on the flats and all the way out to the break.

    Season: Post-Spawn

    Structure: Submerged Vegetation

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Jerk Baits

  • Reported by Josh Johnson

    Flipped docks and rock piles

    Season: Post-Spawn

    Structure: Docks

    Species: Smallmouth Bass

    Technique: Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium)

    Cage Feider Jig Money Craw / 3/8 oz

    Cage Feider Jig Money Craw / 3/8 oz

    outkast_tackle

  • Reported by Bradley Leuthner

    The bass have made it out. They are hanging out in 12 feet plus. Look for hard bottoms and clumps of coontail. My go to is a outkast chicken. If... Read More

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Boulders

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Lipless Crankbaits

  • Reported by Chad Keller

    Jig worm and Texas rigs on the 8-12' edges and right in the weeds was producing good numbers and a few good sized fish as well. Found a couple schools... Read More

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Submerged Vegetation

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Texas Rigs (Pitch/Flip)

  • Reported by Jason Dudek

    With the popularity of the drop shot, Ned rig and jig worm the Carolina Rig has seen a steady decline and now is a great time to use it. The... Read More

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Submerged Vegetation

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Carolina Rigs

  • Reported by Jason Dudek

    Sunfish are grouped up on the deep rock and grass points and the bass are hanging around them. Ned Rigs, drop shot and jig worms and producing. A 3/32 oz.... Read More

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Baitfish

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Ned Rigs

  • Reported by Kent Mittelstaedt

    Once the largemouth have finished spawning and have moved out of the shallows out to the weedlines, they can be caught on ned rigs. The Outkast Tackle perfect ned... Read More

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Submerged Vegetation

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Ned Rigs

  • Reported by Jon Krumsieg

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Matted Grass

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Texas Rigs (Pitch/Flip)

  • Reported by Erik Gaffron

    On days with Cloud Cover targeting deep weed edges with a mid- deep diving Crankbait can be productive in mid to late summer. Bluegill related colors. Match your lure selection... Read More

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Submerged Vegetation

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Deep Diving Crankbaits (13'+)

  • Reported by John Figi

    Focus in on thicker clumps on main lake points.

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Submerged Vegetation

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Texas Rigs (Pitch/Flip)

  • Reported by John Ries

    Flippin milfoil is the "meat and potatoes" of Minnetonka largemouth fishing during summer peak. Though this can be needle-in-a-haystack fishing at times, the return is worth the time investment.... Read More

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Matted Grass

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Medium Diving Crankbaits (7'-12')

    Stealth Feider Jig 5/8 oz / Money Craw

    Stealth Feider Jig 5/8 oz / Money Craw

    outkast_tackle

  • Reported by Omnia Fishing

    Skipping Jigs on docks has produced the most consistent bite of late. Usually the offshore structure holds large schools this time of year. The constant pressure and lack of offshore... Read More

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Docks

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Swim Jigs

    6th Sense Divine Swim Jig 1/2 oz / Baby Bream

    Divine Swim Jig 1/2 oz / Baby Bream

    6th_sense

  • Reported by Brad Novak

    Fish were congregated towards the end of docks suspended slightly off the bottom. Slowing the presentation down seemed to be the ticket to getting more bites.

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Docks

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Structure Jigs

    Stealth Feider Jig 1/2 oz / Money Craw

    Stealth Feider Jig 1/2 oz / Money Craw

    outkast_tackle

  • Reported by Kent Mittelstaedt

    Late summer on Lake Minnetonka can be a great time to find matted vegetation. Find milfoil that has grown up to the surface and created a canopy. Typically... Read More

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Matted Grass

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Grass Jigs

  • Reported by Jeff Simison

    In the summer fish are heading deeper in the mornings on the edges of the weed lines. Finding fish at 10 to 20 feet. Find the lake contours with... Read More

    Season: Summer

    Structure: Submerged Vegetation

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Forage: Bluegill

    Technique: Drop Shots

    Xzone 6" MB Fat Finesse Worms 6" / Green Pumpkin June Bug

    Xzone 6" MB Fat Finesse Worms 6" / Green Pumpkin June Bug

    xzone_lures

  • Reported by Steve Pennaz

    Trolling 1.2-1.5 MPH at night. Using braid is great for precise bait control and keeping baits clean. New Berkley Hit Stick #11 was dynamite as was #5 Flicker Shad... Read More

    Season: Fall

    Structure: River Channels

    Species: Walleye

    Technique: Trolling Shallow (0-9')

    Berkley Flicker Shad Crankbait 2 3/4" / Firetiger

    Flicker Shad Crankbait 2 3/4" / Firetiger

    berkley

  • Reported by Jesse Welter

    Pitching around docks and boat lifts.

    Season: Fall

    Structure: Docks

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Structure Jigs

    Cage Feider Jig Money Craw / 5/8 oz

    Cage Feider Jig Money Craw / 5/8 oz

    outkast_tackle

  • Reported by Jason Dudek

    The baitfish are heading into the shallows and chatter baits, spinnerbaits, swim jigs and topwaters are going good with numbers and a few good ones in between.

    Season: Fall

    Structure: Baitfish

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Shallow Diving Crankbaits (0-6')

    ZMan Original Chatterbait 3/8 OZ / GREEN PUMPKIN PURPLE

    Original Chatterbait 3/8 OZ / GREEN PUMPKIN PURPLE

    zman

  • Reported by Rich Lindgren

    As of 2nd week of Sept, largemouth are still in the summer transition and are not really made the big move to their fall patterns & have not quite strapped... Read More

    Season: Fall

    Structure: Docks

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Chatterbaits

    ZMan Jack Hammer Chatterbait 3/8 oz / Black/Blue

    Jack Hammer Chatterbait 3/8 oz / Black/Blue

    zman

  • Reported by Omnia Community

    Early September Still catching fish on docks plastic worms senko still getting some fish. Largmouth have moved to rocks with weeds around it.

    Season: Fall

    Structure: Docks

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Texas Rigs (Worming)

    Yamamoto 4" Senko Worm Black / 4"

    4" Senko Worm Black / 4"

    yamamoto

  • Reported by Erik Gaffron

    Flipping shallow (less than 5 feet) vegetation with Texas rigged creature baits, tubes, and jigs yields several bites in the fall as water temps dip into the low 60s and... Read More

    Season: Fall

    Structure: Matted Grass

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Texas Rigs (Pitch/Flip)

    Big Bite Baits 4'' Craw Tube Hematoma / 4"

    4'' Craw Tube Hematoma / 4"

    big_bite_baits

  • Reported by Matt Ellgen

    best when used in the wind

    Season: Fall

    Structure: Rip Rap

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Deep Diving Crankbaits (13'+)

    Rapala BX Brat 2" / Pearl Grey Shiner

    BX Brat 2" / Pearl Grey Shiner

    rapala

  • Reported by Matthew Voigt

    Season: Ice

    Structure: Submerged Vegetation

    Species: Largemouth Bass

    Technique: Vertical Jigging Shallow (0-9')

  • Reported by John Figi

    Fish were concentrated around green weeds.

    Season: Ice

    Structure: Humps

    Species: Panfish / Bluegill

    Technique: Ice Fishing Jigs

  • Reported by John Ries

    Jigging for large gills on Minnetonka can be constant action. These fish typically bite in the afternoon through first dark (5:00 PM or so). Finding breaklines anywhere from 12-20... Read More

    Season: Ice

    Structure: Submerged Vegetation

    Species: Panfish / Bluegill

    Forage: Insects

    Technique: Ice Fishing Jigs

    Kenders Tungsten Bright UV Jig 1/32 / Tiger UV

    Kenders Tungsten Bright UV Jig 1/32 / Tiger UV

    kenders_outdoors

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