Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fishing Report and Events

Fall is creeping closer. The air temperatures have finally gone back to their normal averages and the water temps are following suit. The fish have been given a reprieve the past few weeks as there has been very little angling pressure. For those who have ventured on the water, the bass fishing has been most consistent. We've heard anglers catching them in the shallow reeds as well as on the reefs, like North Reef, Cemetery Reef and Pillsbury Reef, and also along the weedline of Waconia Bay in 10 to 14 feet of water. Sunfishermen continue to catch their share of keepers. Again, concentrate on the outside weed edges on the reefs as mentioned above. The muskie bite has begun to pick up recently. We've seen some successful catch and release action on the south side of the lake between the marinas and along the weeds that stretch toward the beach. Some other action has come from reefs like North and Kegs. Black Bucktails have been a popular choice for many of those chasing these monsters. As we get later in the season, the walleye bite usually improves. While we haven't seen evidence of this yet, expect to have some success if you spend a little time fishing the drops in 14 to 20 feet of water on Kegs, Andersons and Reds reefs in the evening. Jigging with a fathead is always a good choice when targeting the state fish.

While the boating season is nearing it's end, we would like to remind those of you interested in keeping a boat at our marina next summer to visit our website at (click on the "Boat Slips and Buoys" link on the left) to find information to join our waiting list. Each year we begin filling vacated spaces beginning in November. It's always best to join the waiting list early, as it gives us an opportunity to invite you to join our marina for season full of boating.

Don't forget to join us on Saturday September 18th for our Nickle Dickle Day FREE "Prize Pond" for kids 11 and under (must be accompanied by an adult). We are giving away candy, toys and fishing tackle from 10 am until Noon or longer. It's a day filled with fun in Waconia, with lots of other exciting events planned throughout town. We hope you can join us!