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Hey all, my friend and I are going to Lake Waconia probably for the first and only time this year. If anyone can give any advice or info and what to use and whats biting would be great!!!! If one doesn't want to post on here, PM me and I'll reply. We are just looking to catch some fish it doesn't matter what. Any information would be great!!! Thanks all

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BassFisherman

Was out there this morning. Caught alot of L.Bass anywhere from 4-12fow. Caught all of them on plastic stick baits, and long plastic worms with the jig head. Best spot was on the big island on the east side/point. Good luck out there!

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Troy Smutka

eyeslayer,

Bluegills are bedding in many spots on the lake, and finishing on others. Crappies are feeding heavily on the inside weed edges, as are bass. Look for firm bottom areas, often given away by pencil reeds, or home beach areas, and then look for weeds starting out in five feet of water or more. Good areas on the north shore, either side of the Marina, the NE bay, and the SW bay. Sunnies are hitting small plastics like Gulp! or Powerbait on a small jig under a float. Crappies are hitting the same, but even better is rigging the small jig and plastic with a jig spinner and slow rolling this panfish-sized spinnerbait along the inside weed edges and through the tops of cabbage weeds. Bass are hitting whatever you throw at them. We have been slow rolling spinnerbaits and working weedless spoons through the cabbage tops with great success, including many bonus pike. I noticed 70 degree water temps in some places today so it is also time to work a topweater over the cabbage early in the day. Worms and lizards will work as well if you prefer. Good luck.

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    • Troy Smutka
      2/18/18     Got out on an area lake an hour before sunrise Saturday. Got a bunch of crappies until they slowed about 9 am. Most between 9.5 and 11 inches. Sunfish started biting about sunrise and bit all morning. Half of them were 8 to 8.5 inches. Most of the rest were 7 to 7.5 inches. Kept two meals of fish--released the rest. 1/32 ounce VMC Tungsten Tubbies tipped with a single wax worm or two red Eurolarvae fished just above some weeds in thirteen feet of water caught fish after fish. Lots of good ice on area lakes. Even though walleyes and pike close in just over a week and wheel houses can't stay out unattended soon, still a lot of good ice fishing for panfish to come. Will have plenty of ice for a while, so get out and enjoy the peace and quiet and fast crappie and sunfish action that March will bring. Good luck, and I will see you out there somewhere.
    • IceHawk
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    • AlwaysFishing23
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    • The Chemist
      Yes that would be the one. A friend of mine sent it to me. The guy who got it is a friend of his nephew. 
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      So that explains the traffic and also the one where they were shooting video of what appeared to be about a drill type auger. Did drive by an ice team truck on the way out also.
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      I would fish them trees
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      So I should set my house in really shallow in on those trees?? Or stay out a little bit on the drop? Going to do a over night if that makes a difference?
    • monstermoose78
      Find them trees if they are in the water. I fished a lake like that and it was fishing the crappies in the trees. I had to use heavier line to horse them out quick.
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