Lake Pepin Fun Facts

  • Lake Pepin is the birth place of water skiing, lake city native Ralph Samuelson invented the sport in 1922

  • At 21 miles long and roughly 25.000 acres in size, Lake Pepin has 100-plus miles of shoreline, the average depth is 21 feet and the max depth is 60 feet, punctuated by fish-holding points, rip-rap and steep break lines. Moreover, the lake’s diverse and abundant forage base, consisting of various minnows, shiners, chubs, shad, crustaceans and insects, supports a variety of panfish, predators and bottom-dwellers. Don’t forget about the smallmouth fishing!

  • Both the 2013 and 2014 year classes of Walleye are near the third quartile for the Large Lake Program history (1986-present) and therefore borderline "strong" year classes, and the 2015 year class is above the third quartile and considered "strong".

  • The 2015 Walleye year class was the first standout year class since 2009, and the 2013-2015 year classes represent the only time in the 60 year history of recorded year classes that three strong or nearly strong year classes have been strung together

  • There is one bait shop: US Gas, 1609 N Lakeshore Dr, Lake City, MN 55041

  • Walleye and Sauger limit is combined to a limit of 4.

  • 15 inch minimum size for walleye and only one walleye or sauger over 20 inches. 0’

  • Minnesota or Wisconsin License required to legally fish

  • Page 7 of the Minnesota regulations book highlights changes for 2020 throughout the state.


Event Details

Date: Saturday June 13


Time and Schedule

  • 7:00 am – Arrive at the landing, feel free to come early.

  • 7:15-7:30 am - Fishing strategy breakfast meeting, TCWU will provide Breakfast snacks.

  • 12:00 pm – lunch provided by the club, feel free to bring a favorite side dish.

  • 1:00 pm back out fishing


Construction Alert Follow These Directions

**Hwy 61 is closed from Red Wing to Lake City**


Directions from Minneapolis St. Paul

  • Take 494 East to 52 south

  • Take Exit 89 onto County Road 9 East

  • County Road 9 turns into 15, continue East.

  • Take Hwy 63 East to Oak Street

  • Take Oak Street South to Roschen Park


Gathering Location - Roschen Park Lake Pepin

Hwy 61

Lake City, Minnesota


Located on the South end of town

  • Latitude 44° 26' 24.9" north

  • Longitude 92° 15' 23.7" west


Roschen Park amenities include:

  • Free public boat launch

  • Fish cleaning station

  • Public restrooms

  • South end access to river

Click on the map image below to expand your map view

Lake city boat ramp.jpg

Twin City Walleyes Unlimited, Inc. 

4608 Tower St. 

Edina, MN 55424  


© 2016 by Twin Cities Walleyes Unlimited, Inc.

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