A nice 30" northern was boated from an outside weed edge of Waconia Bay this weekend. Look for similar conditions near Pillsbury and North Reefs, which Northerns like to hunt for baitfish. Both live and artificial baits have worked.
On your way there, check out Center and Kegs Reefs, which have been getting attention from walleye anglers towards evening. Dusk was a good time to drop fathead minnows near the weed edges of those reefs in around 15 to 20 feet of water. We have heard reports of multiple 16" to 26"+ walleye caught there. Also, leeches worked well and early morning risers have had action worth getting up for. Adding to the excitement, muskie were seen following some of the eyes!
Wagener's Bay is still a great spot to pick up a meal of sunfish! Look for cabbage weeds and fish the pockets to get fish. Worms of all types continue to work. Add a little flash if it's a dark day.
This weekend, we're happy to once again host the Waconia Lions annual "Take a Kid Fishing" day at our marina. This important event has helped many a young person learn to enjoy fishing and the outdoors. We'll give you the kids' report next week! Watch for pre-registration next year for your young ones (Registration ended to participate this year on 7-13-09).
As we close, the weatherman is predicting a few days of cooler weather before the coming weekend. Fishing patterns will change a little, so don't be afraid to stop in at our marina shop for a current fishing update, or just to enjoy the view!
Come join the fun on Lake Waconia!