Fishing & Hunting


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About Fishing in the Lake City, Lake Pepin Area

The out-wash of Wisconsin’s Chippewa River basin into the Great Mississippi River forms 20 mile-long Lake Pepin. Over 85 species of game fish can be angled year round in these boundary waters. Lake City has nearly 7 miles of shoreline along Lake Pepin offering many opportunities for shore fishing as well as 2 designated trout streams, Gilbert and Miller Creeks. From boat or shore – whether you like bobber fishing, jigging, trolling, or casting, trophy-size lunkers are possible rewards.

Officer Shawn Schneider Memorial Fishing Tournament, Lake Pepin

Frontenac Sportsmen’s Walleye & Sauger Classic, Lake Pepin
Jimmy Siewert: 651-345-5035 (for both)

Ice Fishing Contests
Frontenac Sportsman’s Club, Frontenac Pond
Jimmy Siewert: 651-345-5035

Lake City Sportsman’s Club, Lake Pepin
Third Saturday in February
Club Phone: 651-345-2901
Contest Coordinator Amy Brinkman 651-764-5754


Eagle Cliff’s Guide

Lake Pepin Guide
212 S Lakeshore Dr, Lake City, MN

Walleye Strike Guide Service
306 N 6th Street, Lake City, MN


Hunters can find everything they are looking for in the surrounding Hiawatha & Mississippi River Valleys. Hunting near Lake City offers some of the most comfortable accommodations in a wilderness setting without having to travel or invest into a high end guided hunt. Sportsman will find an open season on big game, small game, waterfowl, or trapping nine of twelve months each year.

Our most popular seasons are the Whitetail Deer, Turkey and Duck/Goose opportunities. The excitement starts with spring turkeys in which tags are provided on a draw basis. The high concentration of gobblers in this region has put Lake City in high demand during the draw process. However, should you get one of these coveted tags you will be happy to know that with the abundance of birds success rates are very high. Fall turkey hunts are also available through draw and this season runs throughout the month of October.

Fall hunts start the beginning of September with an Early Canada Goose season and follow shortly with Small Game & Archery the middle of the month. Autumn in the bluff county is a sportsman’s dream with Waterfowl, Pheasant and many types of trapping seasons opening in October. The latter portion of October offers world class whitetail hunting as the deer begin their pre rut process.

The first weekend in November marks the start of our two firearm seasons for whitetail deer with the second season taking place during the third week and the muzzleloader season running through the second week of December. These hunts are so popular for families and friends that many of our hotel accommodations are rented out years in advance by the same friendly faces.