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When does the bite get goin on Pepin?


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Hey all, somewhat of a river newbie so not ready to join in the fun yet up around Red Wing dam so I'm curious to hear opinions on when it would be worthwhile to start fishing Pepin? And what tactics....is there a spring trolling bite? More riggin and/or jiggin? Planning on inviting some pals from up north down and need to plan ahead a bit.

Appreciate any and all feedback.

Thanks

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I just talked to an old riverrat at the landing the other day, he told me May 10th was the day to start fishing Pepin.. Ive had my best luck in June, but im a troller...

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Thanks Cribbin....anyone else have any thoughts? Is Pepin worth a shot say last weekend in April or first weekend in May? Will the eyes start moving back down into the lake by then? Just trying to plan some travel for friends up north.

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Can ya help a brutha out? Must be some other opinions out there about when it might be worthwhile to start fishing Pepin????

Looking at last weekend in April.....thoughts anyone on general ideas on where to start on Pepin at that time of year????

Thanks for any info.

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Generally speaking, you're not going to find a lot of action on Pepin until around walleye opener. Perhaps a little earlier if the water warms up.

Send me a private email or give me a buzz Steve, and I can fill you in.

Schneids

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Give it another week the Bay City flat area or the head of the lake area will start to put out quite a few fish. The last weekend in april is a good time to start looking for pepin to go my grampa lived in red wing and fished 4-5 days week and he would always start at these 2 areas about that time frame myself this weekend i will be in the upper end of the back channel fishing cuts in and out of mud lake.

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Hi Steve,

Look close at my picture... I think you might know me. If you e-mail me I'll give you some spots we usually hit in the early spring. I haven't fished out there much the last few years, just been too busy with little kids among other things. Send me an e-mail, [email protected]. Talk to you later.

Cory

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fished pepin saturday, one keeper eye, four small sauger,c@r.. weather was great but fishing slow.. didnt get a bite till the wind kicked up a bit..good luck

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