The wind has been blowing, and the snow has been flying on Lake Waconia! We have been out with the plow trucks, and the lake roads are open! We maintain roads that go to the major fishing spots! On the roads you can make your way out to Waconia Bay, Center Reef, Pillsbury Reef, Wagner's Bay and Cemetery Reef. There are plowed areas along the road to exit off. Off roading is getting more difficult, especially when pulling a wheel house. Make sure you have a capable four wheel drive and a shovel if venturing to far off road.
The fishing has remained good on Lake Waconia! Northern Pike have continued to bite on small or medium sucker minnows. Folks are still catching them along the weed edge in Waconia Bay, Center Reef and Pillsbury Reef. Any good weed edge could produce pike right now.
In the daytime crappies and sunfish have still been doing well along the weed edges. The same areas the pike are being found are good places to find them too. The beauty of the shallow areas is the mixed bag potential. The deeper water in Wagner's Bay (17'-25' of water) has still been producing lots of crappies in the late afternoon/evening hours.
Don't forget to weigh your qualifying fish in our FREE Ice and Dice contest! With less than a month left in the giveaway, bring your Lake Waconia fish in to weigh during business hours to have a chance to win up to $101. All it takes is a 5.5 oz. Sunfish, a 10 oz. Crappie, a 5# Northern or a Walleye between 16 to 23 inches or over 28 inches to qualify. We'd love to see you're fish and take your picture!
If you're looking to get on the ice, and want it to be an easy, pleasant experience, try out our Fish House Rentals. We drill the holes, and the heat is on! All you need is a license, rods, and bait. If you don't have some of the equipment, we rent jig sticks either individually, or in buckets for a group. Underwater cameras are also available to rent! We also sell licenses, bait, tackle and snacks! Call (952) 442-2096 to reserve.
We'll see ya on the lake!