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Waconia Bay

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Put the house on Waconia bay a week ago and have caught nearly nothing. Seems kind of odd for early season. Anybody doing any better or have suggestions for a different area to work. Also wondering if any vehicles have been on the lake yet. I have not seen any.

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the last 2 years I have been catching a ton of 4 inch perch there where did the sunnies go?

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Welcome to Fishing MInnesota,HotSpot Outdoors and Ice leader's. I would be very careful with driving on any lake in the area. Yesterday one went down on TeTonka. The ice thickness really varies for these area lakes.

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Thanks Harvey....I've been around for a while, but trouble logging in caused me to have to re-register. Since a vehicle just went in I guess there will be no driving for a while.

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Brokenline breaks more stuff online than fishing line!! grin.gif

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BEEN OUT 3 TIMES MYSELF. 1 DECENT SUNNY, NOT A BITE ON THE MINNOW. HEARING THE SAME STORY FROM EVERYONE, ALL OVER THE LAKE, NO MATTER WHAT THEY ARE FISHING FOR. HAVEN'T HEARD A DECENT WALLEYE REPORT FROM ANYONE/ANYWHERE IN THE AREA.

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Been out there a few times and haven't done any good either! I caught lots of little perch and one small eye, I have seen some nice crappie on the camera but couldn't get them to bite to save my life... I'm not to sure whats going on out there this year but I dont like it! We'll see come mid-winter

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I've been out the past 2 nights.. The other night, at about 2am, I had a rattle reel go off. I got the fish to the bottom of the hole and must have caught it there and I ended up breaking the line right where the jig was tied.

Last night we caught 1 sunny.

Like alot have been saying, I havent heard of any good reports for the lake.

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Kylersk, Did you have a perm on Cemetary reef last year?

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Yeah, but I think I was only there for a night.

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Hey Kylersk, Have you fished that spot where you caught that nice walleye last winter yet?

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Big Dave,

I havnt been there yet, not sure if I will.. That was the only fish I caught on that spot.

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there driving f150 out by pillsbury and beyond... saw them tonight

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I was out early Saturday monring in that bad wind and snow that allowed you to see about 5 feet in front of you. It was a workout of a walk pulling the portable out, but had a pretty good bite. Brought home (12) Keeper Size Sunnies, a Crappie, and (3) Perch that could have gone back. I caught the Perch before anything else and wanted to fry something up. I tossed back quite a few smaller Sunnies, a few small Crappies, and too many Perch to count. I was in 18 feet of water away from some of the other houses. I would prefer not to say what part of the lake considering the other posts are not to desirable. I can imagine 50 people in the same area when I go out this coming weekend. It was easy to find the spot I wanted with my H2O and Lakemaster Chip. I can also tell you that if I was only using set lines with bobbers I would not have caught much.

Fun Stuff. Good Luck out there. It is Great to hear there was a few trucks out there, I will probably be able to run my Jeep out there next time and avoid pulling my house through the latest snowfalls.

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kylersk,

Do you have your house in waconia bay right now? Have you traveled around on other parts of the lake at all? If so, any ice condition reports? Does it look like wheelers can pretty much go anywhere?

Thanks

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Currently, I'm out on Andersons.. I've moved 3 times there but havnt had any luck yet. I drove my wheeler from the North access to Andersons and then from Andersons to In-town. There were some slush spots that caused a little bit of trouble, but a 4x4 wheeler should make it.

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heard a guy drove his truck from pillsbury to andersons with his perm. they are driving to pills

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all i got was 2 sunnies on waxies yesterday

nothing on the minnow, nothing on the spikes, nor the gulp

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So if there are trucks headed out... Do ATVs have unlimited driving on the lake? Has anyone done the drive from the marina to the north side yet?

What ever happened to the intown guy? confused.gif

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well take this for what it is worth...i have a f250 and drove out to my house. my neighbor had his 4 wheeler on the north side and dropped it half way in last night..the ice conditions vary on the lake..just be smart and know the area which you are traveling on..

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That's scary! I was going to take my 7 yr old son out up by pillsbury this weekend but maybe I will just stick to waconia bay for now.

Skylersk, you and your son going out at all this weekend?

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Nah, We are shipping our kids to my moms for the long 4 day weekend. I'll be out here and there though...

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Nah, We are shipping our kids to my moms for the long 4 day weekend. I'll be out here and there though...


Lucky you!

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pillsbury has vehicles going out to it

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I woulnd not be driving out yet, found some really scary ice on "Andersons" pulling a large wheel house out with a 4 wheeler. ended up almost sinking and pulled house back to shore. tryed going around a slush area and found deeper snow with less than 6" of ice, so please be carefull in your travels.

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