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How is the Lake on the Weekends?

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We are planning a trip over to the river / Pepin area for Saturday. How will the boat traffic be this time of year. I know we have the memorial day weekend working against us but I am hoping that it won't be too bad.

Another question is if I am planning on pulling 3-ways with a floater, how long do I want the drop line and how long should I make the leader to the floating jig? Also if you could give me a clue as to what color works best for the area.

Thanks guys I am looking forward to giving you a successful report when we return.

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The better the weather the more boats you'll see. The pleasure boats can cause some big wakes and they'll be out. As for the drop on your 3 way I usually go about 1 foot and with the floater I'll go 3 feet. Firetiger is probably the best all around color I go with. Increase the floater length if the fish are more suspended. Try diff. lengths and colors if You are fishing with another person. Good luck. B.T.W. don't be afraid to pull crankbaits.

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Green or a chartreuse colored Phelp’s Floater with about a 3 foot leader does the trick for me. As far as traffic, I was on the water by 6 am and I took the last parking spot. Traffic on the lake wasn't that bad. Get on the water early on this weekend as I am sure the pleasure boats will be everywhere later on during the day.

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Thanks for the help guys. I have never fished the river before and hopefully it will become a regular event. I will let you know how we do. Any other tips or hints would be great, or better yet any ideas on the best place for bait and where to put in?

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Got an email address? I can send you some info.

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