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Lake Pepin

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

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    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/Winter 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

    Lake/Pond

    Coordinates

    -92.2999W
    44.4972N

    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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      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. 

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