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Tight mouthed fish or fishermen on pool 4?


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I have seen several posts asking about pool 4 or pepin..and have seen only one short post on the fishing there.So I figure the bites slow or the fishermen are keeping it quiet....Several of my friends and i are going to the river/lake this week-end..It sounds like the bite is good at the end of the lake at camp Lacopolis(sp?) what about the main lake or closer to the damns? Live bait..rigs? jigs?...any help would be appreciated... Thanks and Everyone have a safe holiday weekend!

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I had the occasion to talk with one in the know today and he states that the fish are there and coming to those who troll three ways and live bait.....minnows, leeches seem to be the best producers right now. I would not rule out jigging or trolling some sticks or cranks either.

People are catching fish wherever you consider, but the word is that the lower lake (LaCupolis)tends to see lots of traffic from other fishermen. With this being the first major summer holiday, I'd also look for, and expect, a serious increase in that bottle-neck area. Personally, I wouldn't be anywhere near this portion of Lake Pepin this weekend. I would think the Lake City area would be picking up some action about now...actually it is late for that area to not be jumping.

All of this relates to the walleye/sauger bite.

The bassing has been on and off. Tournaments have hammered the bass this year already and those fishing for those ar generally having to do their homework to stay connected..

I hope this helps you out.

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I've been trying to catch crappies in the upper part of the lake to no avail. I know they are near where I am fishing, but the weather has messed with them greatly. So I don't much to report.

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lots of nice 11-13" crappies in the lakecity harbor

under the docks.

plastic worked GREAT!! red was the hot color with purple a close second.

we used 1/32oz jigs and a slow swimming retrive with lots of pauses they would hit as soon as the retreve started again. no taps they just killed it!!

Thanks for the tips Crappie Tom

P.S. we also caught a 23" walleye on the lake side befor the wind came up

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The trolling bite is doing fine in the lake. Crankbaits trolled in 12 to 17 FOW at about 2.5 MPH. Had a limit today for 2 people in about 5 hours. Also had good results on Saturday and Tuesday, same method but different areas.

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Thanks for the advise on the eye's. will be camping out on the beach (the cove if it's there, anyone know if its open or filled in with sand from dredging?) across and just down river from Lacopolis.(Wisconsin side)

If any F.M.ers see a 18 1/2 foot fisher with Our names on the motor... Team "Holst/Voigt" and sponser stickers on the side ...( minkota motors/Harley Davidson) Then stop over for a dog or a brew/pop. Hope to miss the rain but the clouds would be nice to keep some of the skin off the lake.Traffic might get a bit much.. WAIT what am i saying!!!!!!!!!...sun please come out. I just realized that I fish way to much if I hope for clouds/walleyes over sun/bikinis. Anyhow, Hope to hear more reports, I'll post when I get back. Have a safe Weekend and stop by if your down there!

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I was out yesterday morning with a guide on upper pool 4. He said the fishing has been very sporadic this May. One day you'll catch them and the next day you won't. Yesterday they weren't biting the best. We fished spots from fisherman's cut all the way up to the dam. Did manage a pike, a whitie, a sauger, a 10-12 pound channel cat, a few sheepies, and had one piggie walleye on that got off. Had numerous other short strikes. I had a blast, learned some new techniques and learned 4 new areas to fish so I'm calling it a success from that standpoint.

gspman

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gspman, how many guide trips are you going to take on the river?? smile.gif You'll be the local expert before long...

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If I had the money I'd take one every week. grin.gifgrin.gifgrin.gif

This is actually the second half of a full day trip that I scheduled in April. The first half was the day after the barge slammed into the dam & messed up the fishing. The guide was nice and said he was out of options so he offered to take me on a half day trip at a later date.

I view the lack of biting fish as a blessing in disguise because I learned a bunch of new techniques and a bunch of new spots for early spring and late spring/summer fishing. Had we pounded the fish on my first outing I'd only know a few early spring spots and a couple different techniques.

I now have a good excuse to get more fishing equipment for all the techniques I learned. laugh.gif I'm not sure the missus would go along with my reasoning though. blush.gif

gspman

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