Monday, August 21, 2017

Current Business Hours


Current Marina Hours


Monday - Friday:  7:30am – 8:30pm


Saturday 6:30AM - 8:30 

 Sunday: 7:30am – 8:30





* Starting Monday, 8/21 through 9/4 *

Mon-Fri:  8:30 am– Sunset
Sat/Sun:  7:30 am – Sunset


Thanks!

Friday, June 30, 2017

In Towne Marina Lake Waconia Fishing Report - 6/30/17

The 4th of July is almost here and it’s shaping up to be a nice holiday weekend!  Once again the Waconia Lion’s 4th of July Fireworks show will be happening over Lake Waconia. The show begins around 10 pm and will be shot from the southeast side of the lake at the Lake Waconia Regional Park.  The best viewing will be on the water by boat. You are welcome to join us on the on our deck with limited seating for good viewing.  Click the link for more info: 

We hope with July just around the corner that we see consistent summer-like weather.  June was a windy month and unusually cool at times.  Because of that, surface water temps have been hovering in the upper 60’s or around 70. Fishing has still been good despite the inconsistent weather.  We continue to hear of very good crappie and sunfish action, with anglers finding them on the south and north sides of Coney Island around 10 to 12 feet of water.  Fishing off the weeds around Pillsbury, North, Kegs and Cemetery Reefs has been productive for panfish too, along with bass and walleyes.  Bass have also been biting well in the shallow reeds on the northwest side of the lake.  Walleyes have been decent jigging with leeches or fatheads in 13 to 20 feet of water or slow trolling a crawler on a Lindy along outside weedlines.

We are right in the heart of our rental season, and with temps warming up there is nothing better to do than float on the water and take a refreshing dive into the lake!  Our rental pontoons are well equipped for a fun day on Lake Waconia.  Call (952) 442-2096 to reserve!  Check out our rates and polices at http://intownemarina.com/Pontoon&BoatRental.htm


Have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July holiday and we hope to see you on the lake!


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

In Towne Marina Lake Waconia Fishing Report - 6/7/17

Summer is here! Warm temps have greeted us this week, and by the weekend it will be HOT.  Surface water temperatures are into the low 70’s as of noon today, but we expect those numbers to climb into the mid-to-upper 70’s by the end of Sunday.

Sunfish are currently in shallow water on their spawning beds and are actively biting.  There has been plenty of crappie action as well, with 9 to 10 inch keepers being common, with anglers fishing in 9 to 12 feet of water.  Walleyes have been bucking normal lake trends on certain days.  Yesterday (6/6/17), there were reports of late-afternoon walleyes biting in the same areas as the crappies.  That’s usually uncommon, but this season has we’ve seen plenty of things we normally don’t see.  Most common walleye areas continue to be around Cemetery, Kegs and North Reefs in 12 to 17 feet of water. Bass continue to bite in most depths as well.  All in all, it has been a VERY good week of fishing for those out wetting a line.  Below are a couple of pics illustrating the success of the week!

If you are looking to beat the heat this weekend, rent a pontoon from us and take a dip in the lake to cool off.  Our pontoons are equipped with swim ladders to make getting in and out of the water easy.  Call (952) 442-2096 to reserve!  http://intownemarina.com/Pontoon&BoatRental.htm

See you on the lake!



Friday, May 26, 2017

In Towne Marina Lake Waconia Fishing Report - 5/26/17

Memorial Day weekend is upon us and with that come extended summer hours.  Starting this weekend, our hours are now Sunday thru Friday from 7:30 am until 8:30 pm and on Saturday from 6:30 am until 8:30 pm.  The past 2 weeks we’ve had water temps fluctuate from 69 degrees on Mother’s Day to 55 degrees last Sunday.  It’s back on the climb, as today’s surface water temp hit 64 degrees.  That should help reignite the sunfish, crappie and bass bite on Lake Waconia.  Expect to have good success in the shallows like the reeds on the northwest side of the lake, the Carp Trap (Peterson’s Creek) and by the Rock Dock.

Walleyes would be worth trying on the reefs such as Keg’s Reef, Center Reef, Cemetery Reef or North Reef.  Fishing around 12 to 18 feet of water with leeches or fatheads is most popular.  However, crawlers work well too in early summer pattern fishing.  If you’re a slip bobber fisherman, we still have shiners!  We won’t have them for long, so get them while you can.

The pike bite has been good so far this spring.  Trolling with spoons or diving cranks has worked.  It never hurts to bobber fish with a sucker minnow, which along with pike can also produce some big bass.  Speaking of bass, Saturday is the official Bass Opener, so you can now keep them if you’d like.

We are in full boat rental season!  We have fishing boats that accommodate 3 to 4 people, as well as pontoon boats that accommodate up to 9 adults for 3 of our 20 foot pontoons and up to 12 people for our 24 foot pontoon.  Call (952) 442-2096 to reserve!

Have a safe and fun-filled Memorial Weekend Holiday!  We’ll see you at the lake!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

In Towne Marina Lake Waconia Fishing Report - 5/10/17 - Open ALL NIGHT Friday 5/12 for the Opener!

The Fishing Opener is almost here! Once again we will be open all ALL NIGHT this Friday the 12th for the Opener with plenty of bait (fatheads, shiners, leeches, crawlers, etc...), tackle and snacks to keep you going!  Whether you are heading on Lake Waconia or checking out a different lake, we hope to see you! 

After opener, our hours until Memorial Weekend will be Sunday thru Friday from 8 am to 8 pm and Saturday from 7 am to 8 pm.  We have 3 of our fishing boats ready for rent starting Saturday morning.  Pontoon rental will begin the weekend of the 20th/21st. Call (952) 442-2096 to reserve! We begin pumping gas starting this Friday, with pump hours ending at 7:30 pm.  Our gas is 91 octane, marine grade non-ethanol, perfect for all your watercraft.

It’s been over 2 months since the ice officially left the lake, and water temps are in the upper 50’s (58.6 degrees as of the morning of 5/9/17) to low 60’s. With air temps in the 70’s this weekend, we’ll see lake water stay above that 60 degree barrier, which is rare for opener weekend.  With the higher water temps and earlier than usual weed growth, we don’t expect usual Opener fishing conditions.  Of course it’s never a bad idea to try areas like the Rock Dock, Carp Trap (Peterson’s Creek on the NW side of the lake) and Harm’s Point.  But, if those usual good Opener locations aren’t producing walleyes, it might be a good idea to head to the breaks off reefs such as North, Kegs, Red’s or Anderson’s.  Slip bobber fishing is a great approach, but if you don’t have the patience for that, jigging with a fathead or leech is smart.

We’ve had a good several weeks of crappie fishing on Waconia so far.  As with most spring fishing, the weather dictates the bite.  When the weather has been reasonable, anglers have been pulling out keepers in the 10 to 11 inch range with some bigger.  Most of the spring, fishing out in Waconia Bay has been best in 12 to 15 feet of water.  With water temps rising, we expect the shallow bite to pick up, with crappies likely to be found around the reeds on the NW side of the lake, Pillsbury Reef/Old Camp Manakiki area, shallow weeds on the north end and around the marinas.  The sunfish bite has been better than usual so far, and expect it to pick up even more, as they get closer to their spawning pattern.

As for us at the marina, we thank you for your patience this spring as we have had a lot of projects going on!  We have completed our dock installation and are in the process of getting boats back into slips and on moorings.  You’ll notice some changes to the surface of our parking lot.  In conjunction with the City of Waconia and Carver County, there have been surface water runoff design changes to both our lot and the street coming down our hill.  These improvements will greatly reduce storm water runoff, with proper filtration into the lake.  This project also enhances the use and look of our marina!  There is still work being done this week, so again, thanks for your patience.  The project will resume in September for completion.

Have a safe and Happy Opener!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Bait Shop and Access remain temporarily closed...Opening for season on Friday, April 21st!

Our bait shop and access will remain temporarily closed while we continue to install our marina docks. We look forward to seeing you when we open for the season on Friday, April 21st! Early season hours will be Monday thru Friday from 9:30 am to 6 pm and on Saturday & Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm. The start of Fishing Boat and Pontoon Rentals will be announced at a later time. Thank you for your patience!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Bait Shop Closing for Season after 6 pm Sunday 2/19/17

We got another surprise batch of SHINERS!  Also, some smaller sucker minnows were delivered as well!

We have a SALE on Extra Large Sucker Minnows, with some Decoys for $1 EACH while supplies last (Regularly priced from $1.75 to $2.50 each).

Our hours this Saturday and Sunday are 7 am to 6 pm.  The Access will be available to ATV’s and those walking this weekend.  

Due to much warmer February weather than usual with diminishing ice conditions, we are sad to announce our Bait Shop and Access will be closing for the Season after 6 pm Sunday, 2/19/17. 


Thank you for great winter season on Lake Waconia!