Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Lake Waconia Fishing Report and Marina News 7-23-13

It's been a few weeks since the last report, but the bite continues to be strong on Lake Waconia.  We've seen plenty of happy fishermen catching sunfish and crappies.  While we're still hearing some good action coming from both the north and south sides of Coney Island in 10 to 14 feet of water. Recently, some of the bigger panfish have been biting on the edges of the weeds in 10 to 14 feet of water on the reefs, such as Keg's Reef, North Reef and Pillsbury Reef.

Bass are continuing to bite as well.  While you can expect to get action in the shallows in the reeds on the northwest side of the lake and by the Rock Dock, the bigger largemouths are gonna be found on the reefs in or around the weeds.  Casting artificial baits like plastic worms, jigs or spinnerbaits are good options on reefs like Cemetery, North and Pillsbury.  If you're going after 'em with live bait, you can't beat a leech or a crawler.

Walleye are biting best in the evening, before and just after sunset, as well as early morning before sunrise. We're still reporting most of the action to be undersized walleyes between 10 to 14 inches (must be 16 inches to keep walleyes on Waconia), with the occasional lunker that measures in the mid-to-upper 20 inch range.  Keg's Reef, Red's Reef and North Reef are still the prime areas to target them in 12 to 18 feet of water.

It's been a wonderful stretch of summer on Lake Waconia!  We've enjoyed the heat of the season, and now we're getting into some consistent, less humid warmth.  If you're looking to get on the water, but don't have a boat, we are your place to rent!  We offer pontoons that hold up to 9 adults, as well as boats with motors that hold either 3 or 4 people.  Click on "Pontoon & Boat Rentals" link at www.intownemarina.com for prices and info or call (952) 442-2096 to reserve.

This past weekend, we had a celebration to honor the families who keep boats with us in slips and mooring buoys at the marina.  It was a great turnout of people, with plenty of food and fun had by all ages, with over 50 prizes given out.  There was also an informal fishing contest among the members, and the winners were Alex Mischke with a 4.5 oz. sunfish, local chiropracter Jeff Soltis with a 8 oz. crappie, and Chris Milder with a bass over 12 inches.  Each winning angler received a $40 gift certificate.  Thanks to all the families who have boats with us at our marina.  It's a privelege to serve your needs and make your day at the lake an easy, fun-filled time.  Here are some pics from the event...





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