A friend and I set sail on Lake Pepin, a super -wide spot inthe Mississippi River. The lake is amazing for its walleyes. This trip was planned week ago so of course today the temp was about 35 degrees when we hit the water. And the wind was pumped up to about 35 mph.
We put in regardless and fished an area right outside a marina entrance and along a section of rip rap that is known locally as a "spot". To entice the fish we caught, we pulled or drifted #2 phelps floaters and leeches held down on Lindt type rigging. And Do It walking sinkers. Bright yellow/green floaters got the nod with the bright skies and the choice was a wise one.
No huge fish today however we did see some nice walleyes and a channelcat of bout ten pounds kept me busy with the six pound line.
We've definitely fished under nicer conditions but we take what were given and do the best we can. It was a fun day and a welcomed change from the crappies, which will see my presence tomorrow.