Mother Nature made it a
challenge to do much fishing last week.
Starting out the week
with a strong thunder shower that dumped one and 1/2 inches on us
Monday night. The following three days the wind blew the front well
out of the area, but made it virtually impossible to get boats on the
water, let alone fish. By Thursday, things had settled down and
anglers started to venture out, but struggled to get much of anything
put together. Friday and Saturday were great days, but mixed success
on the catching. Some fishermen reported doing well on perch and a
few bluegills using spikes and/or pieces of nightcrawler on the
bottom. Others claimed no success at all.
The boats have still been
working the outside of Manhattan Reef, GrapeVine, BayView, Buck's
Point, Lou's Point, Windmill Reef pretty aggressively to set the hook
on the nice perch. As the weather pattern stabilizes the fishing
should improve. It is a long time until October when the perch bite
Schmidt's Landing Resort
Riley's huge catfish caught off the dock
Bill and Dan get a nice limit of perch
Julia and Jacob smile over their bucket of fish
Jerry and Mike take advantage of a northwest wind to catch some
walleye and perch
A table full of perch ready to be cleaned by team Juckem
Reliving some old childhood memories of Big Stone Lake,
Janice and Cheryl catch some perch and jumbo bullheads.
Jaden, Drew and Connor find a white bass off the dock
Nick finds a white bass
Ty nets a northern off the dock
Conner found another white bass
The VanHill family hit the honey hole on perch
Rob shows off a nice blue gill.
Jason and Rick get some nice perch
for almost a limit!
Kevin gets some nice walleye and some perch.
25 pound carp caught off the dock
Rick and Larry find a few
Dodging the heavy water recreation craft on the lake, Matt and Landri
get some nice fish...look at those perch!
Julia and Jacob show
Grandma how to catch some fish.
Joel gets a dandy walleye
Blake and Todd find some
The Hanson family get
into the bluegill/crappie
Al gets a nice limit of
walleye with the largest at 23 inches.
A cooler full of blue
Riley shows off his and
his dad's catch
Dave gets on some walleye
Grandma Irke holds the
biggest catch of the day.
Grandpa Dave holds two
bluegill that Leah caught with her Barbie fishing pole.
Zoey's first fish "ever".
Kayla and Brayden fished
off the docks with their parents and caught a
walleye as well as 4 dandy bullheads!
Brock went fishing with
Jim and got a nice walleye!
Margaret and Bob put
together a nice catch
Shawn shows off his
Roy's nice dock northern
Some nice bluegill from
the rearing ponds
Roy and his son get a few on one of our "blue bird" days!
Aaron and Al get a couple
Sunshine and her fish off
Makena and her dock
Tiffany gets a nice blue
gill off the dock.
Bruce holds up two of the
nice crappie his group caught and the one blue gill
that was as long as his filet knife.
The rest of Bruce's
Brian holds Larry's 8
pound northern caught off the dock.
More dock walleyes
A few white bass caught
during the day
caught these two fish off the docks just prior to sun up on Saturday
morning. Kicking off the fishing opener!
Bucket of perch caught last Thursday!
Ron get a nice assortment of perch, crappie, blue gill and
even a couple green sunfish.
and his pile of perch
Don and Rod and their pile of perch, a northern and couple of dandy
inch blue gill
and Roy get one of their limits of nice perch!
and Barb also get on some nice perch and go home with plenty
for the freezer!
Craig has a limit of perch after
a windy day on the water.
Don and Justin are very happy
with their first net full of fish.
Bob and Jim always find the fish
when they hit Big Stone.
Kevin gets his fish before
heading home Sunday.
Justin gets a net full of perch
with dad Don
Gabby and her grandfather
hit a honey hole on perch Friday just prior to the weekend.
Gabby had to share with her friend, Rae Ann.
With their perch limit
full, Gabby and grandpa seek out the blue gill and do well.
and Gary show off the 9 inch and 10 inch blue gill from their
pile of perch caught anchoring.
Gary, Barry, Gene and
Chad have a table full to clean
displays the 26 inch walleye caught pulling crankbaits
Barry, Gene and Chad after a walleye focused fishing trip...one nice
25 incher starts the line up
Stansbury/Macland family hit the honey hole for this
nice assortment of perch.
Rick and Larry get a few
dandy perch and a super blue gill
in one outing on Big Stone.
Giessinger family hit a Big Stone hot spot for just over 30 perch.
Vankirk's got their limit of perch just before the rain showers set
and Dustin have a blast casting for white bass.
Leon and Dusty work
the spinners hard to get three nice walleye,
a northern and a few perch.
Greta shows off the bluegill dad caught along with the perch....
good job Dad!
Lester hit the honey hole on perch
adds her perch to the cleaning table
Ashley's all smiles over her 18" walleye
Renee and Ashley hit the perch
and Ron could not be out done by the girls... here is their perch!
Sedrick and Jesse show
off their walleye.
a Louie head west to a Glacial Lake and target the northern bite.
hit the bullseye!
and Sedrick cast for some dandy largemouth bass
Corey and Jason with a few walleye and some very nice perch!
Riley and Jennifer show off the catch from the three families boats
that targeted the Hartford Beach area
and Mike focus on the perch and do well in the Lagoona Beach area
Larry's one over
Saufferer family did well on their first Big Stone outing
shows off the catch from his families boat early in the week
angler found some perch!
shows off the day's catch with Grandma and Grandpa
26.5 walleye caught and released
27 walleye caught and released
day's catch made for a busy fish cleaning house
Cleaning a limit of
walleye and a perch
Reese catch three nice walleye
family's three person limit
VanDenTop family go fishing with Jim and get a table full of fish
Todd shows off one of Big Stone's walleye
gets a northern off the dock!
caught and released 5-11 on Big Stone.
Rich caught it with a jig and minnow in 7 ft of water!
Kevin got a limit of walleye on Saturday evening!
Photos from the 2013 Season...
A great catch off the docks for the Hanes'.
An 15 perch limit in just over an hour
Don's 21 inch walleye
A couple nets full of fish ready to clean from the boys out of Kansas!
Steve and Jeannie do well their first afternoon out on the lake
A 15 perch limit in just 2 hours off the Grape Vin