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Lake Pepin

MN (Goodhue, Wabasha)WI (Pepin, Pierce)

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Current Season

Omnia utlizes current season and species life cycle to determine what is relevant. Use the slider to change the season. This will change the in-season styles and gear we recommend.

Water Clarity

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Fall Styles

These are the styles that are relevant to your species in this season:

  • A-Rigging
  • Buzz Baiting
  • Carolina Rigging
  • Cast/Retrieve Deep
  • Cast/Retrieve Mid Depth
  • Cast/Retrieve Shallow
  • Chatterbaiting
  • Crankbaiting
  • Dropshot
  • Finesse Fishing
  • Froggin
  • Jerk Baiting
  • Livebait Rigging
  • Ned Rigging
  • Neko Rigging
  • Power Fishing
  • Power Jigging
  • Shaky Head Fishing
  • Spinnerbaits
  • Spybaiting
  • Texas Rigging
  • Top Water
  • Trolling Deep
  • Trolling Mid Depth
  • Trolling Shallow
  • Vertical Jigging Deep
  • Vertical Jigging Mid Depth
  • Vertical Jigging Shallow
  • Wacky Rigging

Lake Details


What you need to know about fishing Lake Pepin

Lake Pepin is a body of water in MN (Goodhue, Wabasha),WI (Pepin, Pierce). During this time of year, fish can be found in Fall patterns. Anglers commonly fish for Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Panfish / Bluegill, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Burbot, Catfish, Common Carp, Drum, Gar, Goldeye, Mooneye, Sauger, Sturgeon, Trout, White Bass. Making adjustments to the Season and Water Clarity slide bars above will help you select the right fishing lures to use on your next trip to Lake Pepin.

Waterbody Type




Surface Area

103.17 sq. km

Avg. Depth

18 ft.

Species Present

Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Panfish / Bluegill, Northern Pike, Yellow Perch, Burbot, Catfish, Common Carp, Drum, Gar, Goldeye, Mooneye, Sauger, Sturgeon, Trout, White Bass

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    Relevant Gear For You

    Omnia Recommendations

    Omnia’s custom recommendation engine matches products, styles, seasons, species, and this specific waterbody’s attributes and the selections you’ve made about how you fish this lake.

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    A-RiggingBuzz BaitingCarolina RiggingCast/Retrieve DeepCast/Retrieve Mid DepthCast/Retrieve ShallowChatterbaitingCrankbaitingDropshotFinesse FishingFrogginJerk BaitingLivebait RiggingNed RiggingNeko RiggingPower FishingPower JiggingShaky Head FishingSpinnerbaitsSpybaitingTexas RiggingTop WaterTrolling DeepTrolling Mid DepthTrolling ShallowVertical Jigging DeepVertical Jigging Mid DepthVertical Jigging ShallowWacky Rigging

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    Expert Picks


    Mississippi River Pool 4 and 5 FLW Yeti College Series

    FLW Yeti College Fishing Report: Mississippi River, Wabasha - July 19, 2019

    FLW Yeti College series went to pool 4 and 5 on July 19.

    There are two ways that I have learned how to fish this powerful body of water. The first way is to fish current with rocks and target smallmouth. Early in the morning I started out in a spot where water comes from 30 feet up to one foot of water. This spot has heavy current and is very hard to hold the boat in this spot, but I knew that I could get my first five quick and early.

    I threw a 4/0 hook with a half-ounce Tokyo rig using a Reaction Innovations Hill Billy special, which is a black and blue type of beaver. The reason for the 4/0 hook is because smallies are known to short bite so I think the hook up percentage is substantially higher. I also threw a half ounce finesse jig with a black and blue strike king rage menace as a trailer.

    I caught most of my keepers on a drop-shot with VMC Neko 1/0 hook with a 5/16-cylinder shape drop shot weight. I was throwing the Exo Stick 5” but I took off the first four segments and the last three to match the hatch. There was a recent shad spawn on the lake. Every-time you pitched the drop-shot into the spot, shad would pop out of the water. I was sitting about 10 to 15 feet away from the point and flipping my drop shot right off the point but where the water doesn’t have current.

    I caught all five of my fish for 10 pounds and 15 ounces within the first 5 hours. Then I went shallow and started fishing for big large mouth.

    We junk fished for the rest of the day with frogs and a Tokyo rig flipping weeds and shade. We needed a kicker to make it to nationals. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get them going at the end of the day. In fishing there’s winning and learning, and this tournament was a learning day on the water. 

    Waterbodies: Lake Pepin

    VMC Tokyo Rig #4/0
    VMC Tokyo Rig

    SIZE: #4/0


    WOO! Flipping Weight - Never Chip Series 1/2 OZ / MATTE BLACK
    WOO! Flipping Weight - Never Chip Series

    WEIGHT: 1/2 OZ



    Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver Hillbilly Special / 4"
    Reaction Innovations Sweet Beaver

    COLOR: Hillbilly Special

    LENGTH: 4"


    Dirty Jigs Luke Clausen Finesse Jig 7/16 oz / Black Blue
    Dirty Jigs Luke Clausen Finesse Jig

    Weight: 7/16 oz

    Color: Black Blue


    Strike King Rage Menace Grub 4" / Black Blue Flake
    Strike King Rage Menace Grub

    Size: 4"

    Color: Black Blue Flake


    VMC Finesse Neko Hook #1/0


    WOO! Drop Shot - Cylinder Shape 3/8 OZ / GREEN PUMPKIN
    WOO! Drop Shot - Cylinder Shape

    WEIGHT: 3/8 OZ



    BioSpawn ExoStick 5" / Feider Shad
    BioSpawn ExoStick

    LENGTH: 5"

    COLOR: Feider Shad


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