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J.A.Say.Tree

Last evening, Jim W. & myself boarded Sammy's 16 foot Lund in search of walleye and sandpike on Lake Pepin.

It has been a long time since I've fished the Lake, and I was pleasently surprised at how peaceful it was during a weeknight. What a beautiful evening to be out on the water.

Considering I had only childhood memories to go on, fishing would prove to be a bit of a challenge. At the launch, I somehow recognized the exposed limestone bluffs, that legend has it, a indian squaw jumped to her death from many moons ago. I remembered my Dad drifting along that shoreline and catching many a walleye. So across the Lake we went...

We slow trolled live bait rigs and enjoyed the warmth of the sun falling in the horizon. Unfortunately this yielded only one sauger and some sheepers... but the beauty of the bluffs with a setting sun, and the roar of diesel engines brought me back 20 years.

On the way back to the boat landing, we decided to try a sand flat out from our place of origin. Of course, we found sauger right away... they were tricky to catch, but they were there. Time was no longer on our side, but it had been a good night. If only we had started a mere hundred yards from the launch... ain't it always like that???

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    • bluewater2
      Thanks for the up dates, we were going to come up today to find a different spot to park but have to work. Weather is supposed to be good. Hope to get on the board too.
    • Cheers
      What size  holes ?
    • OhioVike
      I don't know, not getting your mail delivered to your door is a very egregious situation.  He also has a great sense of history indicating he has vision.  Letting us know he erected his sign in 2008 provides a vivid example of his powers.  He sees the future well...he gonna be pissed at somethin!  A bit of a Nostradamus.  
    • Cret Jigs
      I will be out on Blue on Saturday morning. ... see you out there 
    • Wanderer
      That’s pretty awesome! I’ve been keeping an eye out around the house but haven’t seen enough activity to coax me out in the temps we’ve been having.  We mainly have fox around the house, and only one good yote.  We had a young wolf do a lap around the house in the spring but haven’t seen him around since.  I know I couldn’t shoot him but I’d sit out just to see him if he started showing up again. Mainly turkey tracks as of late.  
    • Wanderer
      Probably two of the safest bets in the area. I haven’t fished Crooked off Bunker for several years but it always seemed to have plenty of fish. Have you ever been on the Moore lakes near 65 and 694?  Sometimes they get a lot of attention, and I’d have to think for good reason.   Twin Lakes in Robbinsdale used to be a favorite stop for us when we were young.  Did good on pannies and surprisingly well on pike. If you don’t mind traveling further west, Medicine is a pretty good lake.  Lots of memories fishing the crappie hole in front of the beach on the southwest side.
    • PRO-V
      Gulp spray seems to help also.
    • Wanderer
      I prefer ciscoes too.  I just don’t always have access to them.  They leave a better scent trail.  That’s part of the reason for a little kick of salt on the frozen suckers.  Anise could help too.
    • Hawg
      Not that I know of. First time I used one and constantly had to clear the shavings and drill kept cutting out. Drill is a 1200# fuel. 
    • PRO-V
      I always did best with frozen Cisco's suspended on a quick strike rig.
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