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Northern and Musky Fishing

Lake Minnetonka Northern Pike

Lake Minnetonka has a great northern pike population.  In a recent DNR lake study, “Lake Minnetonka lacks the small hammer handle fish”. Most fish sampled were between 20 -29 inches. Many 3-5lb fish can be caught and it is not uncommon to land a fish over 30 inches long. These fish can be found throughout the lake from the shallows to the deeper weed lines.  They are aggressive fish that provide a great fight that keeps you coming back for more. Pike can also be a great fish to eat. Although they have a tricky y-bone they do produce a white fillet that many fisherman believe taste as good as a walleye.

Lake Minnetonka Musky

Lake Minnetonka is a quality musky lake.  Even though the muskellunge is one of the largest and toughest fish that swims Lake Minnetonka provides every angler the chance to land a trophy fish.  Many fish exceeding 50 inches and 40lbs are caught in the lake every year.  Practicing CPR (catch, photo, and release) will help keep the trophy population for years to come.