The water has started rise and that has made increase in the current flow. Leeches with all of the really warm temps are becoming hard to find and keep alive. I take it for granted growing up in such a wonderful place and town. What a weather change we’ve had in the last few days. *** **Discount**Well Minnesota fishing guides are back in business as of May 18th. If your new to river fishing and want to learn few things on what to do and look for a guided trip with me is very educational. I'm probably not the only one that is ready for our normal spring weather to start anytime!! Really great numbers of fish have come on Leadcore and long line trolling crankbaits. Well I have not posted anything for a while on here as I have been busy and just haven't taken the time to post. Walleyes ranging 15-26 inches. Date: 9/1/2020. 20-60+ fish days were not uncommon in my boat during this time. The Panfish can be found in many places right now. 3 way rigs and slip sinker rigs have been the main presentations in the river areas. Pitching plastics to rocky areas are always a good option. Water temperature helps the incubation of the eggs. From boat or shore – whether you like bobber fishing, jigging, trolling, or casting, trophy-size lunkers are possible rewards. From boat or shore – whether you like bobber fishing, jigging, trolling, or casting, trophy-size lunkers are possible rewards. They can be found on wood in the water and rocky shorelines. That’s what makes it easy and fun. The tip ups were a great tool as it yielded a fair amount of fish. The largest lake on the Mississippi River and one of Minnesota's best known fishing spots, 29,000-acre Lake Pepin extends for a length of 21 miles. At HookandBullet, we make it easy for you to find the fishing related businesses in the area. If I find a school of fish and I don’t have any bites or catch a fish in a short period of time I move in search of more active fish. Bottom Bouncing For FAT Walleyes on Lake of the Woods Fishing Babe Winkelman's Good Fishing - Duration: 17:23. That did not seem to effect the bite at all. I get just as excited as they do and I didn't even catch the fish. The water temp has started to rise also. SPRINGFIELD, Va. September 1, 2020 – For the nation’s 12 million boat owners, Labor Day weekend is the last blast, with many enjoying the end-of-summer boating ritual with family and friends aboard, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). Map Features: It's a big, long body of water I was curious what kind of fishing its good for. Small jigs with plastics or tip it with some crawler works well. Once located you can dial in the bite. Good electronics help me find pods of fish. There is a ton of bait in the system so constantly changing colors and styles of crankbaits is key. Windfinder specializes in wind, waves, tides and weather reports & forecasts for wind related sports like kitesurfing, windsurfing, surfing, sailing, fishing or paragliding. The peak spawn is around the 15th of April. Contact me and set up a day on the water. There have been plenty of large female Walleyes caught and released as well. The fish now are fat and a little lazy. There are Walleyes on the South end in the gravel and north throughout the mud flats. With over 20 years of river experience Captain Jeremiah stays on the fish constantly to try and ensure that you will have a great day on the water. If you want to get in on a great day on the river be sure to book a trip. The Walleyes moved around to get out of the current and now are on current seems and scattered throughout Lake Pepin. It looks like another blast of snow is coming for Sunday into Monday morning. Summer sure is humming along quickly as we are into the month of July and the 4th of July was just celebrated. It's one of the craziest springs far as weather goes that I can remember in a very long time. What can I say other than I've been up there several times this season and it never disappoints. ( You can always view pictures and posts on my Facebook page ). By all means do not forget about those inactive fish you found earlier as at some point throughout the day chances are they will become active. I am finally back on the river fishing after a heck of a lot of high water this spring has kept us all off the River. A nice mid 40 degree day is going to feel like 70!! The plastics have been put to the side now and the live bait and crankbaits have taken over Thay will be the dominate presentations till fall. The river level is currently 11.4 feet and the flow is 84,500 now. The Walleye and Smallmouth Bass are very plentiful and willing to bite. With the water temps dropping you have to troll slow. Fishing Hot Spots near Lake Pepin. When fishing Lake Pepin using your electronics is key to finding schools of bait and fish. The true excitement and joy of someone seeing a huge fish like that laying on the boat floor that they just caught is remarkable. Spinners and rigging leeches or crawlers on the mud flats is still a go to. Staying mobile can be the factor to having a great day or a poor day. Well May has ended and as I suspected the fishing stayed good. Large sauger concentrations build up in the upper end of the lake prior to their migration to the Red Wing Dam. June ended with a lot of great fishing and beautiful weather. We caught around 20 fish for the day with a couple really nice ones in the mid 20 inch range. Use a bobber and a small jig tipped with a small piece of crawler or a small pan fish plastic. The water temperature now has reached 50ﾟand it's almost time to start pulling some crank baits around. overall, this is a great pond for panfishing...." Jesson Park Dam. On Lake Pepin and the river sections. Pulling leadcore has still been producing fish in Lake Pepin. Presentations currently have been the same. The Mississippi River has been up and down ever since the snow melted this spring. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. Leeches are starting to work now that we have reached the 60 water temp mark. I have gift cards available for purchase. Lots of eaters and many big personal best Walleyes. I always play the wind. The Walleyes have come on mainly crankbaits. Live bait in the river areas have been working real well on 3 way rigs. The presentations that produced for me were Dubuque rigs, Pitching Prescott Bait Company plastics and Larson's Quality Jigs blade baits along with trolling stickbaits. I’m sure I'll see you around. If you take your time, slow down and use a little common sense you will be just fine. Pulling cranks on small river flats are working also. If you are still looking for the perfect gift for that one person that is always hard to shop for. Crawlers, Willow Cats and Leeches have been a good choice. Nothing over 10 pounds yet, but there has been several 5-9 pounders landed. Interactive map of Lake Pepin that includes Marina Locations, Boat Ramps. The fall Walleye and Sauger bite is in full swing! The top end of Lake Pepin and all the way to the lock and dam 3 have been yielding good catches. Just when I thought they were done they hatched again for a few more days. 1922 after he invented "aquaplaning" (wakeboarding?) Mille Lacs Lake: The water temp is heating up nicely. Lots of people avoid the river when the water becomes high as they are afraid of hitting debris. Come enjoy a great day fishing the Mighty Mississippi River! Now that the water has dropped the Wabasha area fishing wing dams is getting good as well. As some of the presentations haven’t changed a whole lot locations have however. The spring time on the Mississippi River is a very exciting time. I am the Only Guide on Lake Pepin and Pool 4 to offer Panfish trips. Mid summer the Panfish bite really starts to get good for Bluegills, Perch and Crappies. The louder the better. Jerk baits fished in the same areas along with tube jigs can be very effective. From Red Wing dam to Alma dam along with Lake Pepin. Perfect day trip from the Twin Cites! We saw a lot of recreational boats on the water and people on the beaches. It has a maximum depth of 7 feet. Booking a trip with me can be very educational as I go through what we do throughout the day and I also break down how to do it. The Saugers have been plentiful and are yet to spawn. The river is almost 50 degrees and presentations are about to change. A lot of really nice Walleyes and now the Saugers are coming in strong to join the party. Lake Pepin is currently still iced over, but has began to open up on the points and the upper end of it as well has opened a lot. We did loose some fish throughout the day. Lake Pepin walleye fishing report. Break lines and big flats have been holding good numbers and trophy fish. I stress slowly!! The presentation has remained pretty simple. The flow is currently 94,000 cfs and the water is at 12.66 feet. Samuelson invented waterskiing in. Going back to notes i’ve taken over the years definitely helped keep me on the fish for my customers. Great early ice panfishing is not always easy to find. Techniques haven't changed to much at all. One color that has really stood out and out performed more than anything else has been Prescott Bait Company paddle tail in Gold color. July certainly has been a warm one so far temperature wise. If you are fishing early spring you would want to launch at colvil park in Red Wing then head south down the river til you get to the head of the lake. My love for the outdoors grows as hunting season is about to begin. Several trophies were boated by many anglers in my boat along with a fair amount of personal bests caught as well. The Walleye fishing is still a little slow, but with falling water temps it is starting to slowly pick up. These are just a few of the questions I've been getting from people messaging me on here and via Email. September and October are going to be a fun time on the river. The Smallmouth Bass have been coming from the rock reefs as well. A day on the Mississippi River fishing is definitely much more than catching fish. A lake has no current to deal with just sometimes there are large waves. I’ve been pretty busy on the Mississippi River. Additional information. Many limits made it in my boat with several other large fish each day that were released. Wow the weather finally broke recently and the weather is beautiful out on the Mississippi River. I hope you all had a great weekend even though the weather wasn’t the nicest. I have been picking up a few Walleyes and the bite is starting to get better every day as the water temp slowly drops. The chances of catching some of the largest weight Walleyes and Saugers of the season can be caught through mid to late April before they spawn. Smaller ones are easily found as well. Catching limits of great eating fish has been a normal thing daily with fish catches between 30-60 fish daily. I have had my boat out in the open water around the Red Wing area and the bite currently has become real difficult and the water clarity has reached 5-6 feet. Just remember if your going to venture out on the river when the water is on the rise there is going to be a lot of floating debris so use caution and be safe. Brighter colors have seemed to be the best. If you book a trip with me and book a stay at Everts Resort you will recive 25% off your stay with them. You can use about any presentation to catch them right now other than spinners are a little early. Pool 3 has been good for a while. Walleyes being shallower and the Saugers being deeper. Erroneously, the owner of Cypress Gardens, FL put it about in 1958 (quite a time lag there, buddy) that he had invented waterskiing. I use many techniques to put fish in the boat, from live bait to artificial baits. The river has come up a few feet and now has crested. I’ve pulled a few planer boards, but that bite hasn't taken off yet. My customers have grown to like that over the years. Fishing the North end of Lake Pepin up in the Red Wing area has been good. Trolling crankbaits on leadcore, 3 way rigging bait ( leeches, crawlers and willow cats ) and dragging jigs with bait are still producing well. The good thing is that the fish are biting and will continue to bite. Then froze up most of the water. As long as the weather continues to hold out to be on the Mississippi River the fishing will be good. It’s a great mixed bag day. Book a trip and come have some fun of your own. I hope you all have had a great start to 2019. I am very successful every spring in putting multiple Walleyes over 10 pounds into the boat for my clients. I am more than impressed on how well these new baits work. I still have a few dates in August available and now am starting to book a few September days. I have mainly been fishing the pool 4 area, but have made it up to pool 3 a few times. Color seems to change daily so keep switching. I like using small jigs over regular hooks as the fish, especially Bluegills don't swallow it down to deep and the smaller ones then can be released unharmed. I had a great time doing that and we will be doing more shows in the future. There has been great fishing from Red Wing all the way to Wabasha. side has most of what i'm looking for. Wow March has just flown by and the normal March warm up is slowly coming. The Mississippi river has been absolutely on fire the entire spring. It’s just a matter of time before they will bite. Colors of plastics have been pretty inconsistent as they seem to change daily. As far as the fishing, the bite on the days mother nature has allow me to be on the water has been rather decent. Some of the areas that they normally are there doesn't seem to be any weeds so I'm thinking that the water was too high for the weed growth and that is the reason those areas are not holding fish currently. Marine on Saint Croix, MN. Lake Pepin and Pool 4: The River has been full of changes throughout the season. A lot of fun fishing is in the future. I tend to update my Facebook site more often than on here so to stay up on more current info and pictures be sure to follow my page. Visitors have access to Dead Lake from public boat landings as well as public lands or parks. Plastic colors have been all over the board. The Spawn is past us by a few weeks now and the fish are extremely hungry. It’s fun for the whole family. I grew up in Lake City and have fished Lake Pepin all of my life and really enjoy it's diversity and all of the options along with many opportunities to boat fish. I grew up in Lake City and have fished Lake Pepin and Pool 4 my entire life. The Panfish continue to come in a variety of areas along the whole pool 4 area. This fishing starts in mid-September and continues to be hot into October. This would be a fun area for families with children. After all, we all forget gear from time to time. All in all I would consider it a very successful day. With the conditions changing on the river due to the water rising because of the snow melting it means that the bite continues to change and can due so hourly as fish continue to position themselves out of the fast current. Some days the fish want crawlers more than the leeches. The areas that were key in catching fish were just on the bottom side of the break lines off the flat. I only have a few August days left and am starting to book September. Lake Pepin has always had a tremendous summer bite trolling crankbaits. If your marking fish find out how to get them to bite and just simply grind on them. The river level had dropped to normal Pool level which was kind of different as the water on the river has been above normal for so many seasons. Mississippi river pool 4 fishing is underway and it has been a great spring so far. We did have a fair amount of 20 inchers and some smaller ones. Just contact me by calling 651-380-7278 and I would be happy to help you get a gift card set up and in the mail. Each day is a little different and you have to change to suite the needs of what the fish want. Fishing and Hunting is a big part of my life and passion. We visited Lake Pepin and Lake City again in October. It should be very good. Along with tournament fish it. With the longer days and daylight hours the fish are becoming more and more active everyday. October and November on the Mississippi River is a great time to get in on some really good fishing. Nightcrawlers, Leeches and Chubs have worked to put fish in the boat. Well this roller coaster ride that mother nature has us on is definitely getting old. They have a great selection of river colors that put fish in the boat for me. Landed 2 walleyes over 27 and lost another big one next to the boat. Don’t forget to start thinking spring 2021 and get your trips booked. With the full moon now a majority will dump there eggs within the nest few days. The fish are there, but there wanting something else. The river stage is at 5.6 feet currently and the forecast calls for it to be at 7.4 feet by the end of next week. If your looking to get in on some great fishing give me a call and book your trip. Slip sinker rigs along with 3 ways slowly trolled tipped with a Crawler, Leech or Willow Cat. The Mississippi River valley is some of the most beautiful country there is and the waters are rich with amazing Walleye, Sauger, Northern Pike, Bass and an abundance of Panfish. You just have to keep trying till you figure out what they are wanting on that particular day. Several large females Walleyes are coming over the side of the boat as well. Areas that were previously holding fish still are. The presentations will change and so will the areas I fish. Lake Pepin has had an amazing bite for a month and a half now. If you haven't saw the picture of my wife's Giant Walleye check it out. Never be afraid to change colors and plastic styles. Spent Saturday afternoon on the water fishing north end of Lake Pepin near Bay City. In the midst of all of the water coming up the Walleyes were finishing up there spawn. They have cooperated well and a lot of nice fish have been netted in my boat. Lake City, Mn is located right in the middle of beautiful Lake Pepin. Remember to get your spring trips booked sooner than later as I'm already booking dates for March, April and May. As there have been great advances in modern day rods, tackle and electronics one thing remains the same. If you just want to sit back, do some fishing along with enjoying the beauty the river valley offer is also another really good option. Small river flats and back water channel areas still will yield good catches using live bait. Dragging 3 way bait rigs on the upper end of the lake in current seams has produced some great fish as well. Call me at 651-380-7278 to book your fishing trip or to purchase the gift cards. So what that means is if the weather cooperates you can fish in your boat all winter long. thecLake and find many lovely small towns, shops, and farm stands in season. Despite all of the bugs I'm still putting fish in the boat for my customers. Don't get hung up on fishing memories. There still are large bug hatches going on and the fish are fat and healthy as can be. just prior to his 19th birthday. It sure feels good to be back at home! Structure fishing is also different than current seems and there isn't the up and down of water levels. Pool 4 of the Mississippi river doesn’t freeze up during the winter months due to the fact that there is a warm water discharge just up from lock and dam number 3. This fall the water is extremely low. The 2020 year is coming to a close fast. With the weather forecast i’ll be on the Mississippi River Pool 4 until next week. Falling river levels have pulled a good amount of the fish out of the backwater areas to the main river channel now. With the water temps slowly falling the last week and a half the Walleyes and Saugers have started to bite decent. Under a bobber or pitched depending on the conditions. The fish are still in the lake and the river sections are completely full of hungry fish as well. The River Walleyes have settled into there normal river spots now. What a great way to relax for the day with some friends and family. Lake Pepin is a beautiful feature along the Mississippi River between Minnesota and Wisconsin. Small jigs under a bobber with a nightcrawler or pitching a small jig with a nightcrawler has worked well for bluegills. It’s not far off though. Still picking up some fish trolling in the basin pulling crankbaits and still getting a few fish pulling crankbaits in the river. If anyone is looking to get some spring weekend trips booked now is a good time to do so. The fish seemed to be cruising in 29-30 feet of water. It pays to be versatile and to try different things. Trust your electronics on your boat. I hope all of have had a good long weekend. The weather looks to be becoming warmer and more stable. I’m the only Pool 4 guide that offers Panfish trips so be sure to get in on some really fun Bluegill, Perch and Crappie bite. What a weird bunch of weather we have been having this winter. Lots of really nice Walleyes and Saugers have been caught in my boat. Ideally we want the water temp in the mid to upper 40's during this time. I can honestly say that is the first true 30 inch fish I have ever seen in this river!! All the lakeshore is public land. The weather went from cold to almost hot as it was in the low 80's for air temp yesterday. That's why they call it fishing! 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