Familiar Waters and Exclusive Lake Access
Today marked the fifth time that the Minnesota Bass Tour visited Lake Waconia presented by All-Terrain Tackle. Teams battled it out under foggy and overcast conditions throughout much of the day which seemed to keep the recreational boaters at home. The benefit of course was that Tour Members could be even more focused on each and every cast. Still, anglers had mixed experiences on this day, some great weights came to the scale including another big bass for the year.
Regular Season Wrap-Up on Waconia!
The Minnesota Bass Tour hits up Lake Waconia presented by All-Terrain Tackle this Sunday! This will be the 5th time in Tour history that we have fished this awesome body of water, the last being in 2017. Waconia routinely coughs up 20-plus pound bags of mean, green bass as happened in 2015 with Silver Lining’s 22.75 pound sack of goodness – will it happen again?
The second event of 2017 is in the books and as highlighted in previous recaps, Lake Waconia hasn’t been kind weather-wise to the MN Bass Tour. Of the 3 previous events, all were delayed due to severe weather. On the flip-side, tourney results didn’t seem to be hampered by how those days started.
So while the weather wasn’t severe, it still presented it’s own challenges. Temps at blast-off were low 50’s never getting higher than 65, overcast clouds until 11:00 and anglers managing a 10-15 mph northwest wind all day long. Tour members couldn’t help but wonder if we skipped over summer and went straight into Fall!
But it was Team Flippin’ & Lippin’ of Mike Doughty and Tim “Krebby” Krebs who healed their wounds from their lackluster finish in August 2015. That day, they were only able to muster up 11.75 lbs.
Lake Waconia or Bust!
This weekend marks the fourth time that the Minnesota Bass Tour has fished this wonderful fishery in the southwest metro. Curiously, Waconia has historically greeted us in the morning with lightning, hail and a resulting delay, but then by weigh-in the lake’s bounty weighed down the scales for the teams!