Sunday, September 18, 2022

In Towne Marina Lake Waconia - 9/18/22 - Bait shop is closed for the summer season

Our Bait Shop is now closed and we are done renting pontoons and fishing boats for the season. We hope you had a great summer on Lake Waconia and thank you for your business!
Those of you with season boat access passes may continue to launch through the end of September.

We will open this winter some time in December for ice fishing and announce those hours at a later date. Regarding Fish house rental, we begin taking reservations when we open in December.

Have a great fall!

Sunday, August 7, 2022

In Towne Marina Lake Waconia - 8/7/22 - Store hours change starting 8/8/22

We begin shortening our summer hours starting tomorrow, 8/8/22. For the next couple of weeks we are open Sunday thru Friday from 8:30 am to 8 pm. Saturdays we are open from 7:30 am to 8 pm. Gas service will end each night at 7:15 pm. Hours will continue to change as we get later into August. Enjoy your week! We'll see you at the lake.

Friday, July 1, 2022

In Towne Marina Lake Waconia 4th of July Hours and Information!

Happy Independence Day holiday weekend! We will be open Saturday the 2nd, Sunday the 3rd and Monday the 4th at 7 am. We will remain open on the 4th until the end of the Waconia Lion's Club Lake Waconia Fireworks show that begins at 10 pm.

Speaking of the fireworks show, we are happy to help sponsor the event for another year and thankful for the work the volunteers do to put on such a great show! It will be held at the Lake Waconia Regional Park on the southeast side of the lake. Those of you who would like to watch from the marina, you are welcome to join us by our shoreline access or deck (not on the docks). Please park on the street and walk down. Our parking lot will be only available to slip and buoy members. We hope you enjoy the show and have a safe and happy holiday!

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!