We will be opening for the winter season on “Black Friday” November 28th with temporary hours of 9 am to 5 pm. Thanks to an unseasonably cold November, the ice fishing season has arrived earlier than usual!
Although it’s been extremely chilly of late, it’s important to know that Lake Waconia does still have some areas of open water that were kept open by heavy wind and birds. On Thursday, 11/20, we estimated that around 40% of the lake still had open water over North Center, Kegs, Reds, Reinke’s, Anderson’s and Cemetery Reefs. By Friday, 11/21 there was a thin glaze on most those areas. There is potential for these glazed areas to open back up with predicted weekend weather above 32 degrees and rain/snow with strong winds on Monday.
There is also a small area of open water in Waconia Bay near popular early-season fishing locations (Birds are keeping this spot open). We have not done an ice thickness check, but will be doing one next week before we open for the season. Check here for future updates.
We look forward to seeing you!