Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Lake Waconia Fishing Report 7-22-09

The past week was another success for muskie anglers. Several 40 inch or larger fish were reported, with the biggest catch of the week being a 53 incher! Try fishing the 12-foot weedline in Waconia Bay, as well as Center Reef and North Reef.

Sunfish continue to bite on the deeper weed edges, between 12 to 14 feet. Pillsbury Reef and Center Reef are two worthy spots to try, although you can find sunnies in numerous areas.

Walleyes are still biting in the evenings. Kegs Reef and Anderson’s Reef are two good areas to find action. If you have the patience, slip bobber fishing with a leech has been a successful approach. For less patient anglers, jigging with a leech or fathead has also worked well. Depths to find the walleyes have ranged from 12 to 20 feet.

Bass fishing has been productive as usual. Continuing the theme of fishing the weeds, you will have the best success finding quality size on the edges of Cemetery Reef and North Reef, as well as the Waconia Bay. There have been other reports of nice fish biting in the shallows in the reeds by the northwest side of the lake. Just remember, shallow water extends several hundred yards from shore in that area of the lake so be sure to trim up in that region.

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