Friday, May 28, 2021

In Towne Marina Lake Waconia Fishing Report - 5/28/21

Store hours are now extended to 8:30 pm starting this weekend! We have all of our Rental Pontoons and Fishing Boat & Motors ready for rent too! Check out our rental page at for more information. Call (952) 442-2096 to reserve.

We unfortunately still don’t have our gas pump service available at this time. We expect repair service to happen after the holiday and hope to have gas available for next weekend if all goes well. Thank you for your patience!

It’s been almost 2 weeks since the Fishing Opener and things have been off to a good start! We have been hearing reports of anglers having success for multiple species of fish here on Lake Waconia. Lake water temps have been fluctuating with warmer air temperatures last week getting the water into the low 70’s, but the chill down later this week has brought water temps back down to the low 60’s again. Since there has been variance in temps the panfish had been starting to move up shallow last weekend bedding up, but have since been seeing them move out a little deeper again with some anglers catching fish out on weed edges in 12’ to 16’ of water. We expect them to move shallow again as the water warms back up. Anglers have still been getting mixed bags of sunfish and crappies in Waconia Bay, the western side of Wagener’s Bay north of the rock dock and the north side of Coney Island. With the catch and release season underway for bass we have been hearing a strong bite on the north side of the lake working the pencil reeds and near the carp trap area. The official Bass Opener begins Saturday, 5/29! For people interested in doing some trolling, there has been good action on the south east side of the lake working the weed edges trolling crank baits above the weeds getting northern pike and bass. Keep in mind northern pike between 22” and 26” must be released. This time of year we have been hearing of a reasonable walleye bite doing a few different things. There have been boats bobber fishing evenings with minnows and leeches off of harms point, another good option would be trolling topside of the reefs with spinners tipped with a leech or a fathead in the low light periods of the day.

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day Weekend! We’ll see you on the lake!

Monday, May 10, 2021

In Towne Marina Lake Waconia - 5/10/21 - Hours for this week and Fishing Opener!

We are open with limited hours this week. Current hours are 1 pm to 7 pm. We will be open this Friday from 8 am to 1 in the morning for fishing opener! Saturday of Opener we will be here from 5 am to 8 pm. We'll have all your bait and tackle needs! Gas service is currently unavailable at this time.

2021 Everyday Summer Season Launch Passes are still available, with limited quantities! Go to to find out more information.

Pontoon and Boat & Motor rentals will begin in late May. Reservations can be made during business hours by calling (952) 442-2096.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

In Towne Marina Lake Waconia Update - 5/5/21 - Bait Shop opens for the season at 8 am this Friday, May 7th!

Our Bait Shop will open for the season this Friday, 5/7 at 8 am! Hours this weekend are 8 am to 7 pm. Next week Monday through Thursday we are open from 1 pm to 7 pm. We will announce hours for Fishing Opener and beyond some time next week
Keep in mind, the boat access is only open to those with Everyday Summer Season Passes on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays. Click the link to find out more information, availability and special early renewal dates for 2020 Summer Season Pass holders…

Pontoon and Boat & Motor rentals will begin in late May. Reservations can be made once we are open on Friday, May 7th.

See you at the lake!