Monday, August 29, 2016

Lake Waconia Beach Now OPEN!

Lake Waconia Beach is now OPEN! For those who did not hear, the beach had been closed because of elevated E. Coli levels. We have just received news directly from Carver County. Water "Test results we received today are quite good" was what we were told. Please help spread the word! :)

In Towne Marina

Thursday, August 25, 2016

In Towne Marina Lake Waconia Fishing Report - 8/25/16

Lake Waconia continues to produce some good fishing in August.  Sunfish have been biting best on crawlers or waxies, while crappie minnows are still working great for crappies.  You can expect to find good action continuing on the north side of Coney Island, as well as Center, Kegs and Anderson’s Reefs.  Sunnies are hanging near the weeds along with the crappies, although some anglers have been finding suspended crappies in over 20 feet of water on certain days.  Walleyes have been better in the evening hours off Kegs, North and Anderson’s Reef as of late.  A fathead minnow with jig is still a great option.  There have been a few reports of northern pike and muskie action along the weeds of Reinke’s Bay, Center Reef and the weedline of Waconia Bay.  Don’t forget to try out from Peterson’s Creek  (the “Carp Trap) for multi-species fishing. With the rainy month we’ve been given, the creek is flowing well into the lake and is always an area the fish feed after a storm. Bass are great in the shallow reeds in the early morning hours, and along the weedlines during the day.  Topwater baits, spinnerbaits and plastic worms are all good bass-catching choices. 

We are still renting fishing boats and pontoons, although our rental season will come to a close in mid-September.  If you’re looking to get on the lake for one more cruise, or for a chance at the big catch, give us a call at (952) 442-2096 to reserve.  Store hours until Labor Day are Monday thru Friday 8:30 am to Sunset, and Saturday & Sunday from 7:30 am to Sunset. Our hours after Labor Day will be changing again, so we'll update you later as that date nears.

Waconia’s town celebration “Nickle Dickle Day” is coming up on Saturday, September 17th!  We will be offering 20% Off Bait, Tackle, Rods & Reels and Clothing on that day to celebrate.  Stop in to say hi and save!  P.S.,  there is NO Kid’s Fishing Pond this year.

To finish the report this week, we'd like to thank our great staff for the work they do all summer here at the marina! We held a fun Employee Fishing Contest earlier in the month and lots of bass were caught!  Below is a pic of our employee Carl Wenning with his 17 inch bass he caught on a spinnerbait in Waconia Bay. He and teammate Curt Hodgin won the title this year!

Carl Wenning, 17" Largemouth Bass