Fishing for largemouth bass: Lake Minnetonka

  • Updated: May 11, 2012 - 2:15 PM

No lake in the state is fished as hard for bucketmouths as Minnetonka, in part because of its proximity to the legions of bait-casters who call the Twin Cities home. Minnetonka might not be the largemouth lake it was before muskies became a prime attraction. And bass anglers have had to adjust to the challenges of fishing through milfoil. But DNR lake surveys suggest, and angler catch rates confirm, that, trip after trip, Minnetonka yields more largemouth bass to more anglers than any of the state's other great lakes and rivers.