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i think i may head down to pepin sat and try trolling. anyone offer any help? i haven't fished pepin much. i read in a previous post that maybe shallow by the willows can someone clue me in to where to look for the willows. any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I would go very, very, very early in the day if you are going on Saturday. It will be a zoo out there with the nice weather. I have always done the best trolling #7 Rap cranks on the WI side in 10--13 FOW. Since the water is extremely dark use bright colors, ie firetiger, clown ect...... Let me know how you do. I haven't been down there for a couple weeks.

Matt

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Make sure you get out early, its going to be crazy with boats this weekend. This weekend is Lake City Waterski days, nutting makes the fish bite better than a few hundred jet skis tearing up the water. Go early the ramps will be full.

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then just don't plan on going any nice weekend then cause it's always a zoo. try during the week

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I fished the spot across form Lacupolis yesterday. Got there early.

We were the first boat up there in the morning. We no more than got the lines in (jig and a crawler) and had two fish imediatley. I think Little Bo Peep lost all her sheep in Lake Pepin. Sheepie after sheepie.

Switched to leeches and got one small sauger.

We tried that long drift a couple dozen times. Lindy rigs, spinner rigs, and jigs. Only managed that one sauger, one carp, and one channel cat, and about fifty sheepsheads.

We saw people trolling floating Rapalas on three ways but they weren't doing much either. There wasn't very much traffic at all. Maybe the weather report scared them away. It was supposed to be 80 percent chance of thundershowers. But that fizzled out and it ended up being a vey nice day.

Since the bite was slow on Pepin we went down below Wabasha. We went into the second cut to the left. It's a small side channel that winds through the woods and ends up down by Alma. Anybody know what that is called?

We did good in there. It's a little scary with all the dead trees in the way, some times the electric motor wouldn't have enough power to navigate around so we had to start the gas to avoid being tangled up in the wood.

But it was definatley worth it. We got a 21 inch walleye plus some bass and northerns. Nothing too big but still some good action.

All in all a very fun trip.

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