From the bridge in Wabasha, MN upriver to the foot of Lake Pepin it’s pretty common to see dozens of different eagles from now through Late April. Once the ice starts going out on the backwaters and the lake itself, the eagles spread a bit more but are still easy to see fishing. My PB perch was 15 1/8″ prespawn near the foot of Lake Pepin. At the same time I caught that, I watched an eagle pluck one that was clearly larger.
I may be a bit biased, but for people who are into seeing eagles and the signs of spring…take a drive on the stretch from Wabasha to Lake City. Just be sure to support a couple local restaurants or businesses along the way.