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lucy1205

Pepin

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Heard there was a buzz surrounding lake pepin a few years back. PEPIN near Montgomery that is. Rearing pond. I drove past this pot hole and never bothered to fish it. Someone I know claims he boats it in the fall. Is this lake worth trying?

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eh idk if its worth it anymore it has a winter kill every couple years and if your not on the walleyes usually you wont catch any its hard but thats just my opinion.

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What do you mean "on them". The lakes tiny.Can't I get on them.

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you can try but i dont think that the payoff is good enough. thats just me. i have never had too much luck on that lake. give it a try if you want, thats juts my personal preferance.

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Well, you already know the rearing pond thing, so its only good once in about 3 or 4 years. I have not been out yet this year, but I've had very good luck in the past. The eyes do run small, usally 12-14", but they taste great, and you don't feel guilty about keeping a limit every time out because of the winter kill. I live very close and have not seen anybody out there yet.

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You need to look closer and at the right time. grin.gif

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Back about ten years ago there was a great perch bite out there.

Sifty

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i was just out on twin and didnt get a bite so tomorrow i might go out to pepin and see if i can get anything! I gave it a couple shots last year and i got skunked everytime...i dont know if im doing something wrong or just bad luck but hopefully that will all change this year!

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I was out there yesterday for a while with my brother and we drilled lots of holes and we caught only a couple keepers. We also let a few little ones go. I wish we could have been out there longer, but we had prior commitments. We were out from noon til 4:00. There was one other guy who must live close cause he came with only a wheeler.

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