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Tuesday
Apr272004

Fished on Lake Pepin today

Fished on Lake Pepin today and battled some wind in pursuit of the elusive bronzeback, a.k.a. smallmouth bass. I fished a lot of rip-rap on the Wis. side. Fished two different size spinnerbaits, 1/4 oz. and 3/8 oz. Tried a few different colors, with my best luck coming on white. The largest smallmouth I boated was 20 in. I also had two others that were about 2 1/2 pounds. The bonus fish was a three pound largemouth and one about a pound. The smallmouth will continue to bite on Pepin for a few weeks yet. The water temp was 56 degrees.

Sunday
Apr252004

Fished out on Waconia again today

Fished out on Waconia again today with Joni and Nick and caught some nice crappies in Waconia Bay. The fish are biting anything you throw at them. Bait is not necessary. If you want to catch the bigger crappies try throwing a beetle spin. You won't catch as many but they will be better quality. Flu Flu's are still catching a lot of fish. The wind has been blowing pretty hard so the water is starting to get stirred up. Keep checking back for up-to-date reports. If anyone has a report or a story please submit. Also check the fishingmn.com website for info. My screenname is Basmastermatt. Good Luck and Good Fish'n.

Thursday
Apr222004

Fished Waconia today and caught about 35 crappies

Fished Waconia today and caught about 35 crappies. They are getting hard to catch. The few we caught were up shallow, and still by the park. We tried a few other spots with no luck. Same presentation that I have been using. Work the 2-4 foot range until you find them. They are not very big but you can sort through to get enough for a meal if you would like.

Wednesday
Apr212004

Fished Waconia with Can Man

Fished Waconia with Can Man and caught 125 crappies. Can Man out-fished me and also caught 12 Largemouth Bass. We fished by the park again in Waconia from 4 until 8 p.m. The crappies were a little harder to find then they had been. Once you find them in about three feet of water anchor up and start catching. We were using 1/16 oz. flu flu jigs in white/purple under a bobber with no bait. Good Luck and Good Fishing.