Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Lake Waconia Fishing Report - 7/29/15

It's been a hot and humid July on Lake Waconia. Water temps have been in the high 70's to low 80's for several weeks now, making it enjoyable for those who want to swim, tube, ski, wakeboard or just cruise the lake.  While most summers we experience the mid-summer fishing doldrums, this year has been different!  Lake Waconia has continued to produce plenty of action for anglers!

We've had lot's of big bass reported between 3 to 6 pounds on numerous locations, examples being Pillsbury, Center, North and Cemetery Reefs in the weeds or on the edge. They haven't been picky, biting on most live bait options, especially leeches and crawlers.  Those using diving crankbaits, bass jigs and plastic worms have been successful too! Plastic jerk baits and topwater lures have worked in the shallows early in the morning.

If you're still looking to get into some panfish action, you're in luck!  The sunfish and crappie bite is still quite good.  While sorting must be done to get some keepers, anglers have had success with wax worms or crawlers for sunfish, as well as crappie minnows for the crappies.  A wide variety of locations continue to produce.  The north side of Coney Island is always a safe bet to find action. Also fishing the weeds on reefs like North, Center, Kegs and Anderson's Reefs are worth trying as well.

The walleye bite has moved deep.  Fishermen have been working the deep drops off the east end of the island, Kegs and North Reef, as well as the rocks around Reds Reef. Fatheads are still the bait of choice, although a Jumbo or Large Leech are a good bet too!  Jigging has proven to be the most consistent method of attack, although some have done well dragging spinner rigs too.

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We hope to see you at the lake!

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