Monday, July 1, 2013

Lake Waconia News & Fishing Report 7/1/13

Summer is in full swing, with water temps now in the upper 70's.  Whether you're water-skiing, tubing, wakeboarding, swimming, or just boating or fishing, now is the time to get on or in the lake! 

The 4th of July is fast approaching, so don't forget about the great show put on during the Lake Waconia 4th of July Fireworks Festival!  Go boating and watch the show up close, or watch from the In Towne Marina, Lola's Lakehouse, Cedar Point Park, or Lake Waconia Regional Park for the best viewing.  The fireworks are shot from Coney Island at 10 pm and last about 20 minutes!  Don't miss it!  We will have extended hours that evening until the fireworks show is over.  We will be here to help those who keep boats with us and launch with us, get safely off the lake.

Fishing has continued to be good on Lake Waconia.  The crappie bite has remained impressive!  One of the more popular spots continues to be on the north side of the island in 8 to 14 feet of water.  Worms and crappie minnows are the most common baits of choice.  The sunfish spawn is still going on, so expect to see plenty of those in the shallows, and the bite to be good.

The bass bite has still been strong.  We're hearing action in the shallows in the early mornings.  If you want to fish a touch deeper, go off the weed edges or in the weeds on reefs like Cemetery, North and Pillsbury, and  you will give yourself a chance to get a lunker.  Jigs or Texas-rigged worms are common choices for artificial baits, and leeches are a sure bet if you're a live bait fisherman.

With the rising water temps, expect the walleye action to be best fishing off reefs like Kegs, North and Red's in 14 to 20 feet..  Also, the west and east ends of the island are popular areas as well.  We're not seeing tons of eaters yet, but action has continued to be there.  Lots of catches in the 10 to 14 inch range, with some reports of big ones in the upper 20 inch range.

Muskies are still active, although the bite has naturally slowed down a bit, since it was such an amazing start to the season.  We are hearing action on the weed edges between the marinas, and beyond Lola's toward the beach.  Also, fishing around the island as well the weeds on reefs like Center, North and Kegs are all popular areas.

Take advantage of this beautiful upcoming weather pattern and join us on the lake!  If you don't have a boat, keep in mind, we rent boats with motors and pontoons.  Give us a call at (952) 442-2096 to learn about what we offer and reserve your time to enjoy a day on Lake Waconia!

We look forward to seeing you!  Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

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