Great staff with great accommodations along with Proz Lakeside restaurant having incredible food. You fish river panfish much the as you would in lakes. Trust what you electronics are showing you. They have been ranging from 15-21 inches which is great to see. I tend not to stay and grind out one place all day. The river is almost 50 degrees and presentations are about to change. What a weird bunch of weather we have been having this winter. A lot of fun has been had on the Mississippi River lately by my customers. This time it stayed as the temps didn’t get above the 20’s for highs then turned to teens as high temps. Bluegills, Crappies and Perch have been filling in the gaps when the Walleyes quit biting. Obviously some days are better than others. Be sure to ask me how to get in on some great Crappie, Bluegill and Perch fishing. With the water on the rise there will be a lot of debris floating so please take it slow and be safe. I have many people that book trips to learn river fishing as they are new to it. The main river also offers good places to look. While fishing you get to enjoy the scenery of the widest part of the Mississippi River Lake City is rich with River history and lays claim to being The Birthplace of Water Skiing .Lake City is a great town with great places to stay such as the AmericInn and John Hall’s Alaskan Lodge. Dragging plastics, Dubuque rigging and vertical jigging with plastics have been a great way to put fish in the boat. Lake Pepin walleye fishing report. The river is continually changing and places you used to fish may have filled in or on the other side of that new locations are created every time the water is high. Beaver Creek Valley State Park. Pool 4 of the Mississippi river doesn’t freeze up during the winter months due to the fact that there is a warm water discharge just up from lock and dam number 3. The chub bite has died off and I have them now for my Mille Lacs Lake trips. I have been getting lots of messages regarding booking trips with the probability of real high water on the Mississippi River this spring. July certainly has been a warm one so far temperature wise. Small flats, channel edges and wing dams are things to look for. Fishing conditions will be changing daily and probably by the hour as the flow and level rises. You just have to try and see what one is producing best. I recently made a trip up to Mille Lacs Lake to fish for some Walleyes. Crawlers, Leeches and Willow Cats are a good choice for live bait. The temperatures are dropping, but the fishing is heating up. Then it depends on the temps from there. Views of the river and bluffs are gorgeous. With the conditions changing on the river due to the water rising because of the snow melting it means that the bite continues to change and can due so hourly as fish continue to position themselves out of the fast current. I also have been picking up some fish up shallower pitching jigs and blades. Make sure to have a crankbait that has some type of rattles in it. Lake Pepin has had a really good crankbait trolling bite. I myself am looking forward to an absolutely incredible fall fishing season and enjoying the beautiful River valley with all of the leaves changing colors. The wing dams in the river sections of pool 3 and 4 are starting to get some nice Walleye, Bass and Bluegills on them. The Bluegills, Crappies and Perch were a fun change of pace. Usually small jigs tipped with plastics or some type of larva. The extended forecast doesn't show much of a warm up. An average of 25 inch and up is very common and extremely fun. It seems just like last week it was still May… I hope everyone has been enjoying there summer thus far. Either on leadcore or longline trolling. The panfish have been the star of the show recently. I have been using a whole variety of crankbaits and colors. I get just as excited as they do and I didn't even catch the fish. Fish are more spread out with the low flow. Happy Monday morning everyone. Don’t forget to start thinking spring 2021 and get your trips booked. The weather soon cooled down once again and we soon gained new birds coming from the north. (Just do it at low speeds and be cautious of floating debris.) Erroneously, the owner of Cypress Gardens, FL put it about in 1958 (quite a time lag there, buddy) that he had invented waterskiing. Best areas include rock shorelines, riprap, and large flats in the upper regions of ... Hudson, WI. We have falling water conditions here on the Mississippi River and the fish are on the move. Panfishing remains good. So be sure to ask me about that as well. We are I think finally done with the mayfly hatches. Be sure to book a trip and enjoy the beautiful weather and also the great fishing. With over 20 years of river experience Captain Jeremiah stays on the fish constantly to try and ensure that you will have a great day on the water. The water clarity is now at least 2 feet and even better in Lake Pepin. You can follow me on Facebook as I post pictures and other content on there. Hotels near (RST) Rochester Municipal Airport, Ingebretsen's av Stockholm Scandinavian Gifts, The Oak Center General Store: Tickets & Tours, Lake Pepin Pearl Button Company: Tickets & Tours, Simply Home Co. We did have a fair amount of 20 inchers and some smaller ones. The panfish bite is a great time. With the water temps dropping you have to troll slow. The good thing is that going into the later part of February now we don’t have to much longer to go. That color actually boated some of the nicest fish. Well the river is finally falling back to close to normal waters levels for this time of year. Trust your electronics on your boat. With the weather patterns getting warmer don't forget to book your trip and get in on some great fishing. Come enjoy a great day fishing the Mighty Mississippi River! Still picking up Walleyes and Saugers in Lake Pepin and the rest of pool 4. I’m working on getting a Paypal link up and they could be purchased that way. The water has remained low and so is the flow. I think it says it's number 35. I have been picking up a few Walleyes and the bite is starting to get better every day as the water temp slowly drops. Getting outside of your comfort zone and trying new areas is a good way to test yourself. As the water temperature continues to fall the better the fishing becomes. They now know that they are capable of now taking what they have learned and can apply that in there own boat. Small jigs with plastics or tip it with some crawler works well. I am the Only Guide on Lake Pepin and Pool 4 to offer Panfish trips. I stress slowly!! The Panfishing has been a real good choice for quite a while as the water temperature was way up and the Walleye and Saugers were lazy. Well the groundhog was right in the money with his 6 more weeks of winter forecasted. A little persistence and you can get a good mess of them for a great meal. The Panfishing has been decent. May is always a really time fun to fish on the river as the weather is getting nice and the fish are really hungry after exerting all of their energy during the spawn. Hey guys, I have a family reunion this coming weekend in Lake City on Lake Pepin. I’m the only Pool 4 guide that offers Panfish trips so be sure to get in on some really fun Bluegill, Perch and Crappie bite. ***March Discount***The warm up is just around the corner! I hope everyone is doing well. They have a great selection of river colors that put fish in the boat for me. Also more than enough eater fish to go around. This week I'm going to get back after the Walleyes a little bit more. 3‐5 tenths in speed has been making a big difference from catching and not. Some days are definitely better than others, but that is fishing in general. Stay mobile and be on the hunt for the active fish. The thing that kept me feeling great was to be on the water for so many days with so many wonderful people. I hope everyone has a great Christmas and New Years! The full moon came in on the 24th of October and we also had a warm up which caused a bunch of our birds to head south. The good ole jig and plastic dragged will put some good fish in the boat day after day. It’s been a really good start to May. It would be my pleasure to share my boat with you. Nothing over 10 pounds yet, but there has been several 5-9 pounders landed. There is a ton of bait in the system so constantly changing colors and styles of crankbaits is key. You can make it a fun get away of fishing and an evening stay or do several days of fishing and lodging.If you ever wanted to fish Lake Pepin or learn how to fish it better be sure to give me a call and book your trip. Well it can quite raining anytime now. What a great month May has turned out to be so far with decent weather and really good Walleye and Sauger fishing on the Mississippi River. Northern Flight Guide Service is who I worked for and is the hunting portion of the resort. River levels remain up as we have been getting a fair amount of continued rain so far this spring. Mid summer the Panfish bite really starts to get good for Bluegills, Perch and Crappies. It has been a good month now that I have been in the boat on the river fishing. We just haven't seen any 50's with consistency by any means. I just want to Thank all of the great customers and came to hunt with me! ( You can always view pictures and posts on my Facebook page ). The Walleyes can be caught from 3‐30 feet. The big push from Lake Pepin hasn't quite happened yet. I fish panfish fairly aggressive like I do Walleyes. The river is forecasted to crest here in a few days. Lots of males mixed in with the large females for both Walleyes and Saugers. I call that a win win situation. Walleyes of all sizes can be had. Just contact me by calling 651-380-7278 and I would be happy to help you get a gift card set up and in the mail. Since they cancelled the National Walleye Tour event here I have several open days in the next few weeks. Structure fishing is also different than current seems and there isn't the up and down of water levels. anybody out there spend time on Lake Pepin - Lake City area MN.? River flats and main lake flats have held fish. Since I can't keep any Walleyes I tend to go for the larger ones. Access other maps for various points of interests and businesses. We all are going through tough times dealing with this virus, but I do believe spending some time fishing has helped a lot of people forget about what is going on back on the shore. It was my pleasure as I got to do what I truly enjoy. Samuelson invented waterskiing in. Rigging, crankbaits and jigging has been best. That has not slowed the bite down though. The Wabasha area has started to pick up a little bit with the walleye bite as the water has dropped. Windfinder specializes in wind, waves, tides and weather reports & forecasts for wind related sports like kitesurfing, windsurfing, surfing, sailing, fishing or paragliding. It was post spawn and weighed 9 pounds and 11 ounces. I don't mind rain, but when you get 3+ inches at a time it gets to be to much. It is fun, thrilling, lots of neat places to pull off the road to enjoy views, photo opportunities, and exploring the parks and towns. One thing is for sure it a whole lot of fun being on the Mississippi River enjoying what it has to offer. I actually think it helped the bite. Still picking up some fish trolling in the basin pulling crankbaits and still getting a few fish pulling crankbaits in the river. Saugers have been on the larger size. Trolling crankbaits on leadcore, 3 way rigging bait ( leeches, crawlers and willow cats ) and dragging jigs with bait are still producing well. Booking a trip with me can be very educational as I go through what we do throughout the day and I also break down how to do it. It is historical as well, and mentioned in state and river literature, and geological studies, but also. Some days the fish want crawlers more than the leeches. Lake Pepin is a beautiful feature along the Mississippi River between Minnesota and Wisconsin. They also have great places to eat such as Port 104. Marine on Saint Croix, MN. FISHING GUIDE ON THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER POOLS 3, Pool 4, Lake Pepin and Mille Lacs Lake. If your looking for a great plastic check out Prescott Bait Company. Fishing the North end of Lake Pepin up in the Red Wing area has been good. The weather went from cold to almost hot as it was in the low 80's for air temp yesterday. Lake Pepin has been a lot of fun to fish and the catching has been great as well. Even a few big Crappies are mixed in. We visited Lake Pepin and Lake City again in October. The Good part: The fishing as I expected was immediately outstanding as when I stopped at the 1st spot we had a 18 inch Sauger hooked up within 30 seconds of having lines in the water. The Panfish continue to come in a variety of areas along the whole pool 4 area. Brighter colors have seemed to be the best. It won’t be long and we will be back to normal pool level for this time of year. One color that has really stood out and out performed more than anything else has been Prescott Bait Company paddle tail in Gold color. That did not seem to effect the bite at all. The changing leaves and cooler temperatures sure make it a beautiful time to be out. A couple days after the water came up and the fish became more active again and the bite has been strong since then. On that day, the lake was wild and windy, but beautiful. It doesn't matter if you are in Wabasha, Lake Pepin or Red Wing. There was a decent bite for Crappies and some Saugers on Lake Pepin around the Maiden Rock area until the ice conditions got bad which did not allow good access to the area. I take it for granted growing up in such a wonderful place and town. I always play the wind. The action is great for families and young children to enjoy. The flow is coming up and the daylight hours are getting longer daily. ***Just a reminder. A 3rd person is $50 extra. Also dragging jigs with live bait has been another great option. The fish are putting the feed bag on now as we are into our spring patterns. I have only a few weekend days available for April. Explore Lodging. I hope you all had a great weekend even though the weather wasn’t the nicest. This deal will start on Monday May 18th and continue through Monday June 15th.Let's get out there and have fun together on the Mississippi River or Mille Lacs!! The river level is currently 11.4 feet and the flow is 84,500 now. One fun thing that I recently have been involved in is filming a TV show for John Gillespie's Waters and Woods. The Pool 4 bite has stayed real good through December which is pretty typical. Now that it has crested the bite has started to pick up some. If your interested give me a call. With fishing some days are ok and some are really good. That has shot the water temp up really fast and the presentations have changed as well. 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