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Lake Pepin, WI

Straddling the state border with Minnesota, Lake Pepin is a 25,000-acre section of the Mississippi River running from Red Wing to Reads Landing. Anglers from both states, and visitors, fish these 50 miles of shoreline in search of smallmouth bass, northern pike and white bass.

Other fishing enthusiasts enjoy fishing for the largemouth, catfish, crappie, catfish, walleye, sauger, sunfish and perch that live here in good numbers as well. Marinas and boat landings are open to the boating public, and rental boats, bait, tackle, camping and lodging are available at the lake. Colvill Park, Frontenac State Park and Hok-Si-La Municipal Park and Campground afford access for fishing from the bank.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, sauger, saugeye, bluegill, green sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, spotted sunfish, white bass, yellow perch and northern pike at Lake Pepin in Wisconsin.

Primary fish species residing in Lake Pepin

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Black crappie White Crappie Walleye Sauger Saugeye Bluegill Green Sunfish Pumpkinseed Sunfish Rock Bass Soptted Sunfish White Bass Yellow Perch Northern Pike

Lake Pepin Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Red Wing Marina & Boat Rental
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoons
651 388-8995

River Valley Marina and Boat Rentals
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
651 388-0481

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Bay City Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Park Street, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Lake Pepin Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Lakeshore Drive, at Roschen Park, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Lake Pepin Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, north side, off Prarie Street, this is a six-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.


Pepin Marina
303 1st St
Pepin, WI 54759
715 442-4900

Red Wing Marina
918 Levee Road
Red Wing, MN 55066
651 388-8995

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Lake Pepin Campgrounds - 651 345-2909

Hok-Si-La Campground - 651 345-3855

Lake Pepin WI Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Lake Pepin
Hok-Si-La Municipal Park and Campground
2500 U.S. Hwy 61
Lake City, MN 55041
651 345-3855


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Lake Pepin in WI

Fishing for smallmouth bass, northern pike and white bass in western WI.

Lake Pepin, in Wisconsin.