Thursday, May 26, 2022

In Towne Marina Lake Waconia Fishing Report - 5/26/22 - New Store Hours!

New summer hours begin this Friday! We will now be open 8 am to 8:30 pm Sunday through Friday and 7 am to 8:30 pm on Saturday. Gas pump service will be available until 7:45 pm each night.

Also starting Friday, our Pontoons and Fishing Boats will be available for rent! For more info, check out our rental page at

Those of you looking to launch your boat at our access, we still have Everyday Summer Season Passes available for a limited time! Those cost $329 + Tax. We allow launching on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays ONLY for those with an Everyday Summer Season Pass. We do allow daily usage of our access for those launching on non-holiday Mondays through Thursdays for $8 per day. A Monday through Thursday Season Pass is $90 + Tax.

With the cooler spring air temps of late, the water temperature has fluctuated and dropped from the mid-60’s last week to the upper 50’s as of this writing. We expect a big jump over the next several days with much nicer, warmer weather coming! We are thankful for that.

The lake hasn’t had a lot of fishing pressure from anglers of late, but those who have been out have had some success! Bass have been biting very well in the shallows. This Saturday the 28th is officially the Bass Opener, so now you can keep your possession limit if you’d like. Crappies have still been biting well in 8 to 12 feet of water. Waconia Bay is a good starting point, along with the north side of Coney Island and the north shore weedlines. Speaking of the north shore weedlines, walleyes are worth targeting there after dark along with locations on the east side of the lake like the Clay Banks and by the beach. On the west side of the lake, areas like Harm’s Point and out from the Rock Dock can produce them too. Northern pike have been active as well in many locations, so don’t be surprised to latch on to one of those. We need the water temps to warm up for the sunfish to get more active into their spawn pattern.

We hope you have a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend!

Friday, May 13, 2022

In Towne Marina Lake Waconia Report - Fishing Opener 2022!

Happy Fishing Opener Eve! We will be open tonight (5/13) until 1 am for all your bait and tackle needs. We open back up Saturday morning at 5 am! Our gas pump service will begin Saturday after 10 am.

We have a good mix of nice size fatheads as well as shiners if you’re looking to live minnow fish. With the cold spring, leech size has been stunted so far, so we have limited quantities of large leeches, with most being regular/medium size. We sell night crawlers by the dozen packed in paper. For those going for the pike we have a good mix of sucker minnows available. If you’re panfishing, we have plenty of crappies, wax worms and angle worms in stock.

If you’re going out overnight for walleyes, try fishing areas like Harm’s Point, the Rock Dock and Peterson’s Creek (we call it the Carp Trap). With the rain the past several days, it should be flowing good and hopefully the bite will be on! Water temps are in the mid-to-upper 50’s, so it should still be a good early season bite with plenty of opportunity to catch them in less than 10 feet of water.

We look forward to seeing you!

Monday, May 9, 2022

In Towne Marina Lake Waconia - Bait Shop will be open for the season starting this Friday 5/13 at 9 am!

Finally some warmth! Fishing Opener is almost here! The bait shop will be open for the season this Friday, May 13th at 9 am! We will be open until 1 am for the Fishing Opener. We open back up Saturday morning from 5 am to 7 pm. Sunday we are here from 8 am to 7 pm. Hours during the week are Noon to 7 pm.

2022 Summer Season Launch Passes will be available to the general public starting this Friday! Go to to find out more information, availability and special pre-sale for last year’s Summer Season Pass holders…

Pontoon and Boat & Motor rentals will begin in late May. Reservations can be made once we are open on Friday, May 13th.

See you soon!

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

In Towne Marina Lake Waconia Update - Bait Shop opens with limited hours and Boat Launch Access use begins Friday, May 13th!

Happy Spring! The bait shop and boat launch access will be open for the season on Friday, May 13th! We will announce shop hours as we get closer to that date. While Mother Nature has not been kind so far this spring, we look forward to warmer weather and opening for the 2022 fishing & boating season.

2022 Summer Season Launch Passes will be available soon! Click to find out more information and about a special pre-sale for last year's Summer Season Pass holders to purchase their 2022 pass.

Pontoon and Boat & Motor rentals will begin in late May. Reservations can be made once we are open on Friday, May 13th.

We'll see you soon!

Sunday, March 6, 2022

In Towne Marina Lake Waconia - 3/6/22 - Closed for the winter season.

We are now closed for the Winter Season! Our access will remain temporarily open for a limited time depending on conditions. We will not be plowing any more lake roads. As always, drive at your own risk.

Thank you for another great winter on Lake Waconia!

We will update you with potential spring opening hours once the ice is off the lake and we have begun installation of our dock system. See you soon!

Friday, March 4, 2022

In Towne Marina Lake Waconia Ice Report - 3/4/22 - Our Fish House Rental season is over for the winter. Bait shop closes soon.

We are removing our rental fish houses from the ice today and will be done renting for the season. Thank you to the many families and anglers that rented from us on Lake Waconia this winter! With rain predicted for Saturday and temperatures staying above freezing until early Sunday morning, we decided to get them off the ice before the weekend.

We will be open this weekend but closed for the winter season at the end of the day Sunday, March 6th. If possible, we will keep our access open for use after we are closed but may block it if conditions at the access worsen. We will not be plowing lake roads after March 6th.

Keep in mind, fish houses must be removed from the ice Monday, March 7th, 2022. After the 7th, shelters may remain on the ice between midnight and one hour before sunrise only when occupied or attended. Please do your part to keep the lake clean and remove any blocks or trash around your house. It is greatly appreciated!

Saturday, February 26, 2022

In Towne Marina Lake Waconia Report - 2/26/22

We've had some people confused about end of season ice fishing dates. Sunday, February 27th is the last day of Gamefish season. However, permanent fish houses can stay on the ice until Monday March 7th.

Our bait shop will be open through next weekend and will close for the season at end of Sunday March 6th.

Currently we are out of sucker and shiner minnow for the season. We still have crappies and fatheads, along with plenty of wax worms and larva.

We hope everyone is enjoying this nicer weekend weather!

We'll see you on the ice!