Despite the up and down weather, the overall bite has been solid for several species right now. It’s especially a good time to get out fishing for walleyes on Waconia! The Opener week was generally a success, as we heard good reports coming from multiple anglers catching plenty of nice keepers between 16 to 19 inches, with some released in the 22 to 26 inch range. The evening or early morning bite was good in 4 to 8 feet of water. Jigging or slip bobber fishing with a leech or fathead worked well for some, while others casted crankbaits. For the late-morning or daytime fishermen, we were hearing the bite was best between 13 to 18 feet. Water temps remain in the upper 50’s, so the early patterns should stay in play.
While many were out targeting walleyes for this week, we had reports of a strong bass bite, which wasn’t much of a shocker since it’s their prime spawning time. Expect those to be best in the shallows. Just remember they must be released until Bass Opener on the 23rd. Crappies continue to bite well on crappie minnows, and the sunfish activity has started to pick up as well. We are seeing those in 5 to 12 feet. It’s a fun time to get the family out fishing!
We are renting some of our boats and pontoons beginning this weekend! We will have our full fleet ready to go for Memorial Weekend, so get your reservation on the books to enjoy a fun day on Lake Waconia! Call (952)-442-2096 to reserve.
We have Gas available now! Our 91-Octane, Non-Oxygenated (Non-Ethanol) Marine-Grade gas is recommended for use in all marine engines. The pump is shut down 15 minutes prior to our store closing time.
Our Hours until Memorial Day Weekend continue to be Monday thru Friday: 8 am – 8 pm, and Saturday/Sunday: 6:30 – 8 pm. We will be extending our hours after the Memorial Weekend.
We hope to see you at the lake!