Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Explanation of Fish Kill on Area Lakes...

If you've been on the area lakes, including Lake Waconia recently, you will have noticed a large number of floating dead fish (mostly sunfish). It is a common thing to see in the springtime, as the waters warm and a common bacteria that affects fish can kill the weakened ones that have just gone through their stressful spawn. This year, with the up-and-down spring, the spawning patterns have extended longer than normal, which we believe to be the reason we are seeing a longer period of dead fish. The healthy fish you do catch are not harmful to eat. Here is a link to a full description of this common occurrence from the MNDNR...

Friday, June 5, 2015

Lake Waconia Fishing Report - 6/5/15

The bite continues to be strong on Lake Waconia.  Fishing around Coney Island has been really good for a lot of species this week.  Sunfish are in prime spawning mode.  Expect plenty of bites, especially on waxies and crawlers in 4 to 10 feet of water.  Crappies and bass continue to be mixed in as well, with some good size too!  Crappies are biting well on crappie minnows and flu flus or small jigs. Bass haven't been too picky, as a lot of different things have worked.  Walleyes continue to bite well during the low-light periods early morning or at night.  We recommend fatheads or shiners right now, as they will give you the best shot to keep the active sunnies from tugging on your line.  We've started to see the northern pike bite pick up this week too, which has been a pleasant surprise. Spinnerbaits have worked well for both bass and northerns. With the Muskie season opening this Saturday the 6th, we expect a lot of big baits flying.  Waconia has recently been one of the best lakes to target them.  Don't forget, Muskies must now be 54 inches to keep statewide.

Don't forget to give us a call at (952) 442-2096 to reserve a fishing boat or pontoon!  We have 14 foot boats with motors that hold up to 3 or 4 people.  The pontoons hold from 9 to 12 adults depending on which one you rent.

The warm season is fast approaching! We look forward to seeing you at the lake!