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bassfshin24

Lake Pepin bass?

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Hey guys,

I have a family reunion this coming weekend in Lake City on Lake Pepin. Just wondering if anyone can give me any tips on the fishing around Lake City. I have a few family members with boats so we will probably have a little tourney one of the mornings. I'm guessing I should just find some rip rap and work that area over well. Any other tips for this area? I sure hope the wind cooperates with us. I've never been on Lake Pepin before so any information is good information. Thanks guys

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The water is really high and dirty right now....but slowly falling. Your best bet is pool 4 by Red Wing right now. I wouldn't fish any farther south than Maiden Rock area. As far as bass, best you'll do there is maybe get into some stripers. I've fished that area since the 80's, and it's really gone down hill with all the silting in. Called the "Dead sea" right now. Always slow in late Summer. Hit some of the bait shop sites for reports on Pepin right now...

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Run down to Wabasha and fish the river.  Lake Pepin in tough this time of year.  Fish the slop with frogs, find current seams or wing darns, at least that is what I would do.

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Fish the lower part of the lake on the MN side, the rocks along the railroad tracks. You have to cast tight to the shoreline. If there's a little chop in the water, even better. You will catch just about everything mixed in with the smallies.

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JB.....on the Minnesota side? The tracks run along the northern side,  (like Maiden rock, Stockholm) which is what is considered "Wisconsin side"...just trying to pinpoint where you mean. :)

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I'm talking about the railroad tracks that are in the state of Minnesota, which would be the western shoreline of Lake Pepin. South of Lake City, the tracks run right along the shoreline. You will have miles of rocky shoreline to fish.

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Thanks for the info guys. I haven't decided if we are just going to stay and fish on Pepin or head down to Wabasha and fish the slop for largemouth. Maybe a little bit of both. I like the idea of smallies though. 

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