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Lake Pepin Ice Conditions

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Cake Eater23, went to pepin tonite and fished by 2nd creek?The water by the creek was open of course but if you stay away from that the ice is 8-10" with about 3" white and the rest "mostly" clear. The wingdam above maple springs was all open water for quite a ways. There was a group of at least 50 ice/wind sleds racing back and forth on the far side of the lake to watch,which is good because I caught nothing. Fished from 12 to 25 FOW and only saw 2 fish on the vex from 3-6pm. Hope that helps.

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You will be ok in the central portion of the lake. I'd stay away from the head of it and the lower end near LaCupolis because the ice can be quite vaiable there regardless of the cold.

If you are fishing this weekend, bring longjohns.

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I know the Lake City Sportsmens Club cancelled their ice fishing contest. And I drove by that end of the lake and the ice didn't look too good. Trailer point didn't have any shacks out there either.

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I've always wanted to ice fish Pepin. Maybe I'll try to get out there tonight or tommorrow morning. Hope there's other shacks out there, cause I would be clueless on where to go.

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i wish i could give you some advise on where to fish. i have only fished it once before and didn't have anything to show for it. but, last winter i did notice a lot of people fishing south end i think by maple springs, must of been a hot bite cause people were parking on the side of 61 and walking out from there probly 15 cars long on the highway never did get out and talk to anyone. probly craps or saugers. but, i would think down near maple springs off any one of the points would be worth trying.

crappietom probly has a lot more knowledge than i about hard water on pepin, probly has more knowledge than i period. grin.gif

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