Thursday, December 22, 2011

Rental Houses are out!

Today we did another ice check out front and found about 8 inches. It's good clear ice. As always, keep an eye out for springs and anything marked with branches. Having said that we are very happy with the ice. We've used our 4-wheeler to pull a couple of small rental houses into Waconia Bay and felt comfortable doing so. We have not brought our bigger wheel houses out yet, but we will wait until we are closer to driving ice. If you're thinking about coming out to rent a fish house, we've got a couple of 4-holers on the ice ready to go. As of now, our hours continue to be 9 am until 5:30 pm. We will be closed on Christmas Day. After Christmas, we will be extending our hours. Monday-Friday, we will be open from 7:30 am until 6 pm. Saturday and Sunday we will be open from 6:30 am - 6 pm. We hope everyone has a safe and happy holidays!

Friday, December 16, 2011

12-16-11 Ice Report

Yesterday we were down to about 5 inches of ice after the warm up, rain and wind we just came out of. After last night's cold temps, where we have checked today, we have found about 6 inches of ice. Things have firmed up pretty nice. If heading over to the Wagener's Bay Gravel Public access, use caution. A friend called and told me about some open bubbling springs North and West of the access. I headed over to check it out this afternoon, and with his help we marked about 15, YES 15 OPEN, BUBBLING springs with pine bows and flagging tape! Use Caution, and please mark anything you think looks suspicious! Another area to be wary of is just North of the Rock Dock. Geese have been keeping a hole open just off shore. If You decide to run the shoreline with your snowmobile or ATV, keep it in mind!

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Friday, December 9, 2011

It's Ice Fishing Season!

It's time to go Ice Fishing! Lake Waconia has been frozen over for a few days now, and we have seen some encouraging ice thicknesses. Ben checked this morning out from Waconia Bay and "Under the Wires" to the south side of the island, and over to Cemetery Reef and walked back to the marina crossing the commonly fished walleye spot between the 2 marinas. He also took a 2nd walk this afternoon from the small access in Wagener's Bay, around Harm's Point and back to our marina. Throughout his walk, he found ice averaging a strong 4 inches.

We can't speak of other areas yet, and it is important to remember to use caution either way. This early in the ice forming process, we recommend chiseling in front of yourself as a precaution. Having said that, we expect to see a lot of happy anglers!

Our store hours right now are 9 am to 5:30 pm daily. We will extend our hours as the ice thickens.

We hope to see you soon!