Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fall Fishing & Waconia Fun

In the final weeks of August, successful anglers had best luck catching Largemouth Bass from 2 to 4+ lbs's , Sunfish for the pan around 4-5 oz, Crappies 7-12 ozs and finally, some 40+ inch Muskie were reported [caught & released]! Northern around 3-8 lbs have also shown up!

As of this writing, cooler nights have brought recent day-time lake temps to low- mid 70's. Casting along shallow weedy shorelines & tops of reefs with weedless & topwater artificials has worked well. Live bait anglers report early morning and late evening catches near schools of bait fish -locating above weeds in 12'-14' feet of water near drop-offs.

Muskies & Northern Pike are becoming more aggressive. The bite will be ON for them and all species as water temps continue to fall and they feed to fatten for the Winter. Lake vegetation will thin-out, making weed edges easier to fish. Later, Lunkers can be expected to follow baitfish as they migrate to warmer shallow locations to feed. This season is when some of the BIGGEST fish are caught. Don't forget your camera and net!

Our Bait Shop & Launch has shortend hours now, after Labor Day.
In Sept, we open M-F @ 10 am ; Sat & Sun Open:7am & Close @ Sunset.

We hate to face it, but we'll begin removing boats and docks in later Sept. & early Oct. to store them for the winter.

Our final Shop & Launch Day for this Summer/Fall Season is Oct. 8th.
Of course, we RE-OPEN with first walking ice, for the ICE Fishing Season from Dec-March!

Come enjoy the lake at it's best, now! If you want to arrive before our business hours, just give us a call to arrange launch and ask for parking directions. Always feel free to call before coming for weather,wind, lake & fishing reports. Your convenience is important to us!

Our blog will continue until Oct. closing & begin again in Winter. Continue to watch here for updates & stop in for your bait, boat winterization supplies, launch, goodies & fishing or boating news! We'd love to share your fish photo or report here! Fill in an application NOW to arrange to have your boat here in 2012! Slip & Buoy applications @ our website can be printed to submit .

We're proud Bronze Sponsors of Waconia's 50th Anniversay "NICKLE DICKLE DAY", Sat, Sept 17th ! The day is full of "Crazy Sales", food & fun Events! Don't miss it! ALSO stick around for a STREET DANCE that evening!!!! Go to for info. See our PROMOTION PAGE @ our website , to learn about our FREE KIDS Fishing Pond that day:) !

See You at the Lake!
The Mase family, In Towne Marina