Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Lake Waconia Fishing Report 5-14-13

Another Opener has come and gone, and as expected, the weather didn't make it easy on those who hit the lake.  Strong winds surely kept many from enjoying Lake Waconia on Saturday, but for those who stuck it out, there were some fine catches.  One local angler enjoyed pulling in his monster 28-1/4" Walleye, which he released.  That was the big one reported for the day.  A long time Lake Waconia angler had a fine opener as well.  He spent the good portion of the day on the lake and was rewarded for his efforts.  He caught 3 nice keepers between 19 to 20 inches, and released a few more between 23 to 26 inches as well.  We've heard slip bobbers with fatheads have been a good approach in less than 10 feet of water.  Also, with the weeds underdeveloped at the moment, it's a good time to throw crankbaits.

For those who are looking for the Spring crappie bite, it has been picking up.  The past few days we've seen several anglers catching numbers of crappies and sorting out some pretty nice ones.  Certain days we've seen bigger ones bite in the 11 to 14 inch range.  A lot of the action has come from Waconia Bay, just out from the marina.  We expect the bite to get even better as the water continues to warm up.

Our marina hours have lengthened this week.  We are now open Monday thru Friday from 7:30 am to 8 pm, and on Saturday & Sunday from 6:30 am to 8 pm.  We are still in our construction phase of dock building this week, so we appreciate your patience as we continue building our slips.  We have not started our boat or pontoon rentals as of yet, but will be targeting Memorial Day weekend for the beginning of that.  If you are interested in reserving a boat and motor or pontoon, please call (952) 442-2096 and we'll be happy to help you reserve your day.

Here's hoping we get some more good weather as we head toward the unofficial beginning of Summer!  Happy fishing!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

In Towne Marina-Lake Waconia MN Spring and 2013 OPENER NEWS

The Ice is OUT on Lake Waconia ! We're Working Fast to prepare for YOUR return!
The wait for soft water ended here with ice finally gone, around 9 am Tues., April 30th!
Our dock work began the minute the ice left & continues whenever strong storms and wind let up! As you guessed, it's been slow going but we're hard at it, to get back to boating!

We're HAPPY to announce WE ARE OPEN ALL NIGHT Fri, May 10th for your OPENER NEEDS to: launch your boat, buy live bait-tackle-licenses-snacks . We have the deepest access on the lake-well lighted, to start your year off right! 

Northern lakes may be iced over and Waconia is a great close to home destination to fish for a few hours or days.  We've "traditionally " been here overnight on Opener for more than 30 years to serve angler needs. We hope you mark us on your GPS as  your main "pit stop" to warm up, stock up- have a snack or share and photograph your catch. Join us for hot spot gossip or just to watch the water!   Hope to see you here!

SEE UPCOMING May SHOP & Launch HOURS Beginning SOON ! Weather Permitting : 

Tues May 8th: Only the SHOP is open today [sorry-NO access  9 am-7:30 pm 

 Wed May 9th:  Begin both SHOP & Boat Access Weekday Daily Hours  9 am-7:30 pm

FRIDAY  MAY 10th Opener Night through SATURDAY MAY 11th :
OPEN @ 9am Friday and Stay Open All Night  through SAT  5/11- closing @ 8 PM

Sunday, May 12th  [Mothers Day] : Open 6:30 am- 8 pm

Longer Shop & Launch hours will Resume later this Spring-Watch Here for Updates 

We Can't Wait to See YOU- You're always welcome here! 
THANK YOU for your Cooperation & Patience as we "catch up" on dock work delayed by late ice-out, storms and wind. SORRY- No Boat Rental is Available at this time [until docks are ready].

Your Friends At the Lake,
The Mase Family & Staff