Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Lake Waconia Fishing Report 8-12-09

The dog days of summer are finally here! It's been a while since we've seen consistently warm weather, and that can greatly impact what to fish and where to catch them. While the fish aren't as active as they were earlier in the summer, there are people still having success.

While the muskie bite isn't as ferocious as it has been, there have continued to be some successful catches. Just yesterday, Eric Wolf and Kyle Stender won our Employee Fishing Contest with a couple of nice muskies. Eric's measured in at 41 inches and Kyle's was a fat 39 inches. Both fish were released. The bite continues on the edges of reefs such as Center Reef, North Reef and Anderson's Reef in around 12 to 15 feet of water.

Sunfish and Crappies, while not jumping in the boat, are still active. You may have to do some sorting to get some of the bigger ones, but it is worthwhile to give them a shot. Sunnies continue to bite anywhere from 8 to 15 feet of water in areas like Harm's Point, Center Reef and in Waconia Bay. Crappie action has been a little deeper. Try for crappies of the deeper edges of Keg's Reef and North Reef in depths as much as 20 feet.

Walleyes have been somewhat quiet lately, but it would be worth your time to fish in the evening or early morning for them off of Kegs Reef and Red's Reef between 15 to 20 feet. Lindy rigs or Jigs with leeches have been working for some of the anglers.

Bass anglers continue to find success jigging plastic worms and casting spinnerbaits off of Cemetery Reef and North Reef. Some shallow-water fisherman have done well in the reeds throwing topwater baits like plastic frogs or buzzbaits. Don't shy away from trying around Peterson's Creek (also called the Carp Trap) on the northwest side of the lake. As always, pay attention to your depth readings in that part of the lake, due to lower water.

Happy Fishing!


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