Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
frydaddy

Pepin....smallie attack

4 posts in this topic

I took the afternoon off on friday and fished Pepin again. I was not finding any cooperative walleye / sauger in the heat of the day so i decided to switch tactics.

I fished the rip rap shoreline on the minnesota side and it was very productive for smallies. I wasn't doing anything special but using my go to smallie bait.....3 inch twister tail cast to the shoreline and slowly retrieved.

I caught about 12 smallies, 2 crappies and one sheephead. the majority of the smallies were 12-14 inches. I caught 1 15 inches, 2 16 inchers and 1 18 incher. I was surprised at how shallow these fish were in the heat of the day....most were caught in 2-4 feet of water.

Here are a couple pics

16 incher:

746917613_2c186d6b20.jpg

18 incher:

746917589_b726a62281.jpg

I really thought that 18 incher was going to be a 20 inch class fish but it wasn't. Fishing smallies on Pepin is a great way to spend a hot afternoon when nothing else is biting. All fish were released!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome fish daddy,

Those smallies are a total blast. Nice fish. Shallow rocky water.... Yep, that sounds fimiliar. Nice report and pics.

PS. Your 16"er looks 20" Very Nice!

Rugby and I got into heaping piles of smallies at the BWCAW and I'm still working on getting the pictures and a post up. My avatar is a dead giveaway(the smaller one is 18.25")

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice fish

what were you using to catch those big daddys

ike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice fish, and even nicer pictures. The bluffs look beautiful in the background. I grew up in the area and moved up to the cities about 5 years ago, and man, I sure miss seeing those bluffs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Mike89
      snack time for sure, just need cold beer!!
    • Skibo
      I may get a big ration of doodoo for this post, but here goes.  As a business owner (not food related) I guess I'm a bit confused by all of these negative posts.  The new owners (remember, they invested their money in the place) have evidently decided on a business model that they feel will work for them to be profitable.  I don't know them, don't know what their background or experience is, and it really doesn't matter.  It's their business, so they get to do with it whatever they choose.  If their model doesn't work, it stands to reason that they'll change their model, but that is entirely up to them.  There's likely a reason that the ownership of The Landing has changed several times in the last decade.  Trying to drive these owners out of business won't bring back 1980's priced cheap food and drink.   There are lots of places in many towns and cities that I choose not to eat at or visit because I don't want to pay the prices they charge.  But I don't go on the Internet and demean the owners and their places of business because I choose not to buy from them.  I'm a few times a year visitor to The Landing, and it is generally for lunch off the lake.  If I thought it was too expensive I simply wouldn't go back.  Vote with your dollars, not your posts on this forum.  Get a Trip Advisor or Yelp account and post a review if it's that important for you to vent.   The alternative for all of you of course, is that if anyone else has a model where they can charge half as much and still make a profit (not likely), well maybe that person ought to buy The Landing and give us all cheap food and drink.  We'll line up at the dock for you.  It's the old "put your money where your mouth is" adage.  The fact is, most of the old favorite local establishments you talk about have been in the same family for years or generations, and the owners make a living because of low overhead.  Someone investing in a new venture has lots to pay for, and as you all know, owning anything on a lake, and especially on Vermilion in Greenwood Township, is not a low-cost endeavor.   Let's support those who choose to invest in these expensive pieces of real estate on our lake (or at least not disparage them in these posts), and help them to keep them open.  Time to forget about getting $1 tap beers and $2.50 hamburgers, when the owners have to pay 2017 overhead costs.  Guys, the 80's want their lunch tab back.
    • Wanderer
      It's pretty driveable out there.
    • fishin4sum
      I must have missed it, but where are the fish pictures?  
    • Wanderer
      And when they do, they'll hire a guide.