Lake Waconia is one of the best lakes in the Metro Area. When I need a little help for fishing it is hard to find a little advice to get some fish in my livewell. I am not starting this page just to get fishing spots, I want everyone to use this as a little boost to get out there and catch a few fish.
I will start it off. I have been fishing this lake for about two years now and i have come to the conclusion that walleye fishing is pretty tough on this lake and people need to know what they are doing when they go out there. Right now the Walleye bite is fairly slow but that doesn't mean they aren't out there. I had little success trolling with a lindy rig because the weeds are pretty thick, but if you can find a weedline on a reef in low light periods throw an anchor out, and toss a fathead minnow out on a red jig. Sunfish are an easy catch right now and the 7-9 inchers are really active. I am having trouble with crappies but every once and a while I will catch one when I am fishing for sunnies.
HOLY CRAPPIES!!! Reds Reef is really supporting the bigger crappies. Find 8 feet of water throw a red jig with a minnow and grab a net. I have never done better crappie fishing on Waconia in my life. But don't tell any non-fishing pals cause this spot is holding big fish.
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988