Another Opener has come and gone, and as expected, the weather didn't make it easy on those who hit the lake. Strong winds surely kept many from enjoying Lake Waconia on Saturday, but for those who stuck it out, there were some fine catches. One local angler enjoyed pulling in his monster 28-1/4" Walleye, which he released. That was the big one reported for the day. A long time Lake Waconia angler had a fine opener as well. He spent the good portion of the day on the lake and was rewarded for his efforts. He caught 3 nice keepers between 19 to 20 inches, and released a few more between 23 to 26 inches as well. We've heard slip bobbers with fatheads have been a good approach in less than 10 feet of water. Also, with the weeds underdeveloped at the moment, it's a good time to throw crankbaits.
For those who are looking for the Spring crappie bite, it has been picking up. The past few days we've seen several anglers catching numbers of crappies and sorting out some pretty nice ones. Certain days we've seen bigger ones bite in the 11 to 14 inch range. A lot of the action has come from Waconia Bay, just out from the marina. We expect the bite to get even better as the water continues to warm up.
Our marina hours have lengthened this week. We are now open Monday thru Friday from 7:30 am to 8 pm, and on Saturday & Sunday from 6:30 am to 8 pm. We are still in our construction phase of dock building this week, so we appreciate your patience as we continue building our slips. We have not started our boat or pontoon rentals as of yet, but will be targeting Memorial Day weekend for the beginning of that. If you are interested in reserving a boat and motor or pontoon, please call (952) 442-2096 and we'll be happy to help you reserve your day.
Here's hoping we get some more good weather as we head toward the unofficial beginning of Summer! Happy fishing!