Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Spring is here to stay!

Now that we have the cold windy weather out of the way, we expect the spring bite on Lake Waconia to pick up as the water temps warm.  As of 10 am today (4/29) the water temp is 54.5 degrees (1 foot down in 8 feet of water).  Typically we see more movement of crappies in the shallows as water temps consistently stay above the high-50's (hopefully by this weekend).  Until then, we continue to see the best crappie bite in 8 to 12 feet of water in Waconia Bay. Anglers have been getting their share of 9 to 11 inchers to keep, while sorting out the littler ones.  Action has been very good, as Waconia continues to be a great crappie fishery!

Don't forget, we will be OPEN ALL NIGHT on Friday, May 8th for the Fishing Opener!  Stop in to say hi, have a warm beverage, pick up some bait or tackle, or share your fishing story of the night. We'd love to take your picture of your big catch!

Pontoon and boat rental will begin soon.  We will update in the near future when they are ready for rent!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Bait Shop and Access Open 4/17 at 9:30!

Bait Shop and Access Hours begin this Friday 4/17! Hours are Monday thru Friday: 9:30 am – 6:30 pm. Saturday and Sunday: 8 am – 6:30 pm. We will be open ALL NIGHT on Friday, May 8th for the Fishing Opener! We thank you for your continued patience while we construct our marina docks.

Springtime crappies are what many anglers get excited about when hitting Lake Waconia for the first time after ice out.  Most anglers have been fishing in Waconia Bay this spring with decent success. When the water warms up more, they'll start moving into the shallows, but in the meantime, we expect the best crappie bite to be 8 to 12 feet of water!  As of 9:45 am today (4/15), the water temp was 47.6 degrees, 1 foot down at the end of our dock (8 feet of water).

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Ice is OFF Lake Waconia! Open for the season Friday, April 17th!

As of today, April 2nd, the ice is OFF of Lake Waconia! Thank you for your patience while we remain closed for a limited time to install our marina docks and prep for the summer season. Friday, April 17th we will open for launching and bait and tackle sales! We will announce at a later date when rental boats and pontoons will be available. We look forward to seeing you!