Despite the recent inconsistencies in weather we are hearing of a few good reports out hear on beautiful Lake Waconia. Our best reports are coming from the guys fishing for the sunfish and crappies up in the shallows. A lot of guys are heading out to the northwest side of the lake where you can find some emergent vegetation such as pencil reeds where the panfish like to spawn and protect themselves from predators. Most guys are using wax worms and angleworms under a bobber with a small jig. This last weekend was the bass opener and it was no disappointment. Bass fishermen were finding the bass in the shallow waters were the fresh rain water is running into the lake from our recent soaking. The bait of choice was either a jig and a leech or a 7'' power worm, but you can never go to big when it comes to bass fishing.
As stated before inconsistent weather can be difficult when it comes to fishing, but that doesn't stop guys from chasing ol' marble eyes. A lot of guys are finding most success after dark or when the sun is rising or setting. Many guys trolling a crankbiat get hooked up on a fish, and when it gets to the boat they are greeted by a displeased northern. The most successful tactic is a jig tipped with a fathead or a leech either off a weed line in 12-14 feet of water or over any rock pile you can find in a little deeper water.
This next weekend is the newest tradition near on Lake Waconia as it marks the 2012 Musky opener. We have been hearing of guys seeing many big fish swimming in the shallows chasing the panfish. We are expecting a good report for the muskies this year.
Feel free to call our bait shop (952)-442-2096 any time to get the most up to date reports for the lake or to set up a reservation for a fishing boat or pontoon to get out and enjoy one of the best lakes the west metro has to offer!