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Anybody been on Waconia lately? Was thinking about heading out there tommorrow night. Any reports would be much appreciated. Was thinking mainly of trying for some 'eyes.

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For Waconia walleyes you can try the clay banks throwing jigs tipped with minnows or trolling lindy rigs. Also the creek inlet on the north end during the evening to night hours is producing walleyes with either jigs and minnows or slip bobbers with minnows, or leeches.

~Matt Jung

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I was out on Saturday Morning, and the Bass Bite was awesome. I caught around 30 in the 4 hours that I was there with the biggest being a 6lb 2oz beauty. They were all holding on the edges of the larger milfoil beds. The wind got up at around 10:00am and I gave it up. I am hoping to be out there a couple more times this week, and for sure on Saturday morning.

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does anyone know of any real good spots for walleye or pike? I catch a ton of sunnies but dont catch any gamefish any info would be great!!is pillsbury reef good this time of yr? also I see a bunch of people on the right edge of the island in the middle of the lake is this a good spot too?

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Wow Tom a 6.2 that is awesome. I was out there part of sunday and again yesterday afternoon. I've found the bass to be on the docks mostly. (Marina, Nacy's Landing) Also I've found them off of the weed point on the SE corner of coney island. Using Jig & Pig, or Drop Shot.

~Matt Jung

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Nice Tom!!

I will be fishing my League tourney July 10th thru the 16th. We gotta hook up befor then. Maybe next friday morning(july 8)?

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Thanks for the info guys. I will be out tonight, weather permitting. I will let you know how I do.

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Nice fish dude!

Thanks for the info., just might give it a good colleg try(if I figure out my plans for the weekend)Friday morning before all the weekend activity heats up. Otherwise this one will have to wait for a few weekends before I get out there.

Randallt- look forward to hearing on your report!

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Are you fishing in front of Peterson's creek? What depth are you finding the walleye's in? Does anyone notice some nontraditional weed growth this year?

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Made it out last night from about 7 to 10. First went to try to find Peterson Creek (only my second time on the lake). Is it where the rock rip rap sticks out into the lake? Has No Boat buoys around it? I fished there for about a half hour, caught one 11" walleye slip bobber with leech. I couldn't find any water deeper than about 10 ft. I then moved to clay banks and did the lindy rig with leech and caught 4 bass 12-15" and 3 walleye all about 12". So nothing big but a few and I learned a little more about walleye fishing. (only my 4th time to chase them)

I have a question. Can a bass or sunny bite a leech in half? I had 4 different times when I had a bite and ended up with a half leech. I was getting several bites that I am sure were sunnies (again, I am new to this and am still trying to figure out the different bites), I think these were walleye bites, but not sure.

Thanks again for all the help. I am just a southern boy who has gone crazy with all the fishing that is available here. My next big challenge is a musky! Any help with that would also be well appreciated.

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You did better than most. Sunnies would have a hard time ripping a leech in half. I would think it was a walleye bite, but since I didn't feel it, it's hard to say. Did you let the walleyes run with it before you set the hook?

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Yes, I did let them run with it. I then reeled down and felt the weight and set the hook. When I reeled up there was only 1/2 a leech on the hook.

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Has anyone had any luck with the northern bite? I'v seen one northern and that was at the public launch about a month ago. I'v been using medium suckers with a bobber and the bass have been hitting that like crazy. they have some good size to them but it's not what im looking for.

I'm headed to Mille Lacs this weekend, if anyone has some good tips for that lake it sure would help. I'v never fished it before but I hope to catch some nice Pike and eye's.

TT

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Tommy- The norhern action on Waconia has been fairly good. Always fish the weeds- I have been using bright yellow spinners and it has been producing fish. Fish around the rock dock- I have caught and seen many large northerns. As far as Mille lacs- for walleyes is the wind allows fish the flats, if the wind is blowing fish with a slip bobber on top of the rocks. The fish have been going very good as of late. Good luck.

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sometimes you have to count as high as 20 to get them to totally take it

i usually will start with a ten count and work from there especially if they are light hitting

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I didn't wait nearly that long. Thanks for the advise, sounds like I was jerking it right out of their mouths.

Can anyone tell me where Peterson Creek is. I know from the map that it is NW corner. Is it where the Rock rip rap juts out into the lake, it has no boat signs around it?

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The Rock Dock as they call it, is on the West side of the lake next to a group of Pontoon boats. Petersons Creek is more on the North then NW side. If you line your boat up in between the west side of coney island and the west shore and drive straight north you'll basically run into a little opening next to some docks. That is petersons creek

~Matt Jung

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Thanks for the info. I was at the "Rock Dock". Didn't find peterson creek, but I think I know about where it is now.

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Thanks mudking, I never heard of anyone talk about the rock dock, I'll have to try that out next week after I get back from Mille Lacs. We fish Anderson reef or Keggs when we go to Waconia, if you want Bass the bite is good on Anderson.

I'll let you know how Mille Lacs go and the eye's. I hope the weather holds out.

When I went to work this morning Waconia had white caps and I seen one 14 foot boat fishing Anderson and another heading to get bait at the In town marina. I think it was a little to windy for me.

TT

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Hey TT;

We should hit waconia some time.

~Matt Jung

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how are the bass biting in waconia right now?

any action off of the fishing pier?

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Mike- The Bass fishing is excellent right now- I do not intend to target bass I fish mainly walleye and Muskie. I have been catching a lot of bass and very large bass while I am muskie fishing- I am thinking of becoming a Bass man- just kidding. In front of Nancy's landing around the boat docks there are a lot of bass, Andersons, North all good spots right now- Good luck

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Anybody get out yesterday? Was thinking ouf getting out today. How are the crapies doing?

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Was out again last night. Did not do worth a darn. I was after the walleyes though. Caught one large sunny and that was it. Was out from about 8 pm til 10 pm. No one else I talked to did any good either. To top off the evening I took a swim as I loaded the boat, it was quite entertaining for the onlookers and I got to ride home with the wet arse. Oh well it was a georgous day yesterday.

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Went out this morning, couldnt get any keepers on a couple reefs and the clay banks (eyes) I could mark fish at 17 ft but had to work to get a strike. I resorted to sunfish, they were hitting on the south, south east side of the island, all were ones that were small but keepable, left them all in the lake to grow a year.

Mg

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hey anybody know what the weed situation is like out there?!?

is the fishing pier even fishable anymore this time of year?

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Glad to know the bite was slow here too, I got back from Mille Lacs yesterday and in between the 3 - 6 foot swells we managed to catch 2 perch and that was it.

Im looking forward to getting back on Waconia where the wind isn't as bad as Mille Lacs.

It seems everyone up there uses leaches for eye's, Iv' always used minnows.

As far as the weeds by the fishing pier Mike, I don't have a clue, I haven't fished the bay since the ice melted.

TT

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I was out on Saturday Morning, and the Bass Bite was awesome. I caught around 30 in the 4 hours that I was there with the biggest being a 6lb 2oz beauty.


Ummm... yeah... that is insane!! You killed 'em out there! I wanna hit Waconia. frown.gif

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