The bite on Lake Waconia has continued to be strong for panfish. While the spawning pattern will soon be over for the sunfish, we continue to see anglers having success fishing among the pencil reeds in Reinke's Bay and along the NW shoreline. Some, including us, have had luck finding them in 8 to 10 feet of water with ground cover weeds. Working a Beetle Spin tipped with a wax worm has been a successful method, along with bobber fishing with wax worms or crawlers or panfish leeches. If you are targeting crappies, expect to find them out of the shallows and hanging along the outside weedlines in 10 to 12 feet.
Bass fishing has stayed consistent. We've continued to hear nice reports of fish between 1-1/2 to 3 pounds. Some are fishing the shallows with crawlers or leeches, or texas-rigged worms. Fishing by the Carp Trap as well as the pencil reeds has been productive. Others are throwing spinnerbaits along weedlines, which in some cases has worked well for northern pike as well as bass. Try this approach working the weeds out from the north shoreline, or off reefs like Cemetery Reef, Pillsbury Reef and North Reef.
If you are looking for that elusive walleye, we suggest fishing the breaks off Keg's reef, North Reef, or Anderson's reef. Jigging with a leech or fathead has garnered some success, while slip-bobber fishing is always a good approach.
We hope to see the muskies start going strong with the expected warm weather coming up. So far, we haven't had a consistent enough pattern emerge to warrant much success. However, this past weekend during the Meto Muskie Tournament, a 44 incher placed Adam Hoen in 9th place with his fish from Waconia (Part of a 16-lake tournament).
As usual during the summertime, road construction is upon us. Currently, Highway 5 is open to local traffic only. Check out our Maps/Directions page at http://intownemarina.com/Map.html to see the easiest way to get to us and avoid the hassle of construction.
Also, be aware that during this middle part of June, the Hwy 284/Hwy 5 intersection in Waconia will be undergoing construction as well.
Don't forget about our Rentals! We offer Fishing Boats with Motors, as well as Pontoons, to get you on the lake. We'd love to help you or your family enjoy a wonderful day on Lake Waconia! Call us at (952) 442-2096 to reserve.
See you on the Lake!