Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Fishing Report 7-25-12

Doug Anderson with a Healthy Pike!

The scalding temps don't seem to be going anywhere and you have to ask yourself-where is the relief? The heat is on, and your sick of hiding in the air conditioning. What can you do to beat it? Rent a Pontoon from the In Towne Marina and get in the water! Make sure to check out our Monday thru Thursday 20% off pontoon rental Coupon. You can rent a pontoon for as little as $95 and change with this deal! Reservations are required for to special price. When calling please remember to mention the promotion to make sure you get the discounted price!

Last Sunday we had our annual Boat Slip and Buoy Member Appreciation Party/Fishing contest. Many sunfish and crappies were caught, along with a few nice bass! We Enjoyed a great hot dog lunch followed by root beer floats on the deck and in the screen house. While eating, members waited for their names to be called during the super fun prize drawing Captain Jim always puts together. Thanks marina members for another great time!

Ben Anderson With a nice Largemouth!

Fishing has remained solid during the hot temps! Sunfish and Crappies have still been biting well. Fishing the deep weed edges (10'-15' of water) on some of the good reefs like, Center, North and Anderson's. Most pan fisherman have been using wax worms, but crawlers and leeches are working great too!

Bass fishing has remained strong. As usual on Lake Waconia you can find them deep or shallow right now. Shallow water spots like Camp Manakiki, Reinke's Bay, and in the slop of Waconia bay, have been giving up some quality Largemouth. Deeper water weededges on North, Keg's and Cemetary reefs- along with the rock piles on Pilsbury have been great options as well!

Charlie Unger and his monster Sheepshead!
The big Sheepshead have been turning up lately too! Charlie Unger and his fishing partner John Mcginnis tied into a whopper! We do not have a length, but they estimated it at 30 pounds! Looking at the picture, I am not going to call it a fish story!

Thanks for reading, and call the bait shop with questions 952-442-2096

Kim Anderson With a quality Waconia Bass!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Fishing Report 7-13-12

Summer has arrived in full force these past few weeks. Temperatures have soared and people are getting on the water and taking advantage of the great weather we’ve been having. While most people are enjoying tubing and skiing in the warm water temps, anglers are still having good success.

Bass fishermen are reporting good numbers of fish coming from many different areas of the lake. A good shallow water location has been the rock dock area in Wageners Bay. Low light hours are primetime for using topwater baits such as a frog or a popper. Spinnerbaits and worms are also deadly for shallow water bass. Anglers have also been having good success in deeper water along the weedlines around 10-16 FOW. Cemetery, Pillsbury, and Center reefs have been kicking out good fish.

The sunfish bite has still been strong throughout the hot weather spell. Anglers are catching bluegills along the south shoreline in 7-12 feet of water. Other good areas for sunfish along with a few crappies have been Pillsbury Reef and Kegs Reef along the weedlines.

A few more walleyes have been reported this past week with fish being caught around sunrise and sunset. Fishermen are using a few different tactics to put walleyes in the boat.  A jig and minnow or leech presentation along the weeds on Kegs Reef and North Reef  in lowlight conditions has been working well.  Lindy Rigs tipped with a leech has worked also.

Don't forget we rent pontoons and fishing boats!  We have a GREAT 20% OFF coupon discount for pontoon rentals running Mondays thru Thursdays until August 16th, advance reservation required with coupon.  Call (952) 442-2096 for reservations.