MINNETONKA, Minn. (WCCO) – The emergency high water declaration on Lake Minnetonka will end at 12:01 a.m. Friday.
After the emergency declaration ends, the previous high water declaration will be in effect.
On Thursday, waters were calm at Gray’s Bay on Lake Minnetonka Thursday.
But some fisherman expect that that will change when no-wake restrictions are lifted.
Keyon Cooley, who fishes on the lake, drags his fishing boat to a public access point at Grey’s Bay at least twice a week.
“For a fisherman like myself, you get to get to your fishing hole faster,” Cooley said.
It’s possible some pent-up energy will be expended now that the restrictions are gone.
“It’s a little bit more of a convenience. At the same time, it is going to be a little bit more hectic cause everybody hasn’t really been able to enjoy the lake like they want to,” Cooley said.
Cooley says it might be more hectic, but not dangerous, as boaters experience the lake the right way.