Spent Memorial Day weekend sweltering on southern part of Pepin, but the bite was pretty good for multiple species including perch, pike, bass, wallys, cats, carp and the un-elusive drum. Tons of smallies on the rocks, biggest around 19. Got 15 one evening on a black and blue bucktail. Couldn't keep them off it. Hung it over the side with a couple feet of line while netting my son's fish, I turned and had another one on. Northerns caught on everything sporadically. Biggest was 30". Crawler/spinner bite was good for wally's, especially around the Willows. Biggest were 21 and 22"(still swimming). Blade baits caught lots of different species in shallows around Deer Lake. All in all, some really good fishing despite having to spend too much time off the lake in AC.
Lake Pepin Area Mississippi River
MOON PHASE (91%)
Spent Saturday afternoon on the water fishing north end of Lake Pepin near Bay City. Caught a ton of sheep head and a few Walleyes. Landed 2 walleyes over 27 and lost another big one next to the boat. My buddies 6 year old daughter landed a 27 and had the time of her life doing it. All she cared about is who was taking it home. Great time to be on the river but had to stay in backwater to get away from boat traffic.
Hey fellas, i have a few questions about the pepin stretch of the miss. If someone that fishes it some would message me id be grateful. I just have a couple questions about ice safety relative to certain locations. Also what species are most prevalent at each locations. Anyways just shoot me a message. that way i wont clutter up the forums.
Stay safe and good fishin!!!!
MOON PHASE (63%)
6° - 10° F
First day out on the ice! Fished between Alma and Nelson Mississippi back waters. Started out slow but ended up with a limit of blue gills by noon. Had to sift through them but had a good morning. Slow presentation...