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Aholzerland311

Waconia

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Anyone been out to waconia lately? I am heading out there this weekend (finnaly have one off). I am looking for walleye or crappie. I have only been on the lake once before in the spring. Any info is cool. Thanks

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I was there last weekend and the lake was slimed green from the turnover I assume. We did get a couple pike and a bass in about an hour before it rained on us. First pike was 10.5lbs and came within 10 minutes of fishing.

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Went out tonight and hit a few crappies. The water didn't seem to green. We caught the most fish in 10-15 feet of water with crappie minnows. Most of the fish were 8-10"

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