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Big Stone Lake is a border water between Minnesota and South Dakota.  Your SD or MN fishing license is legal no matter which side of the lake you stay!  Walleyes are the predominate fish of  Big Stone Lake - however there are nice populations of perch.  In addition, there are also some crappie, blue gill, white bass and Northern pike. We offer 4 large fishing docks for guests who opt for shoreline fishing versus a boat.

UPDATED 5/30/2016

Fishing has definitely improved over the past week on Big Stone Lake and with the increase in boating activity over the weekend the number of fish coming in has also increased.

We are see a lot of walleye, many in the over 20 inch category, being brought in. There are also reports of walleye in the 16-18 inch class. Most of our reports come from Schmidt's Landing to the south and east past the islands to the foot of the lake at Ortonville. Spinners and crawlers has been the most popular method, thou, there have been crankbait pullers claiming to do well too. 

We had a few fishermen work the Mallard Pointe area and Hartford Beach down to the Smiley Face and stated that there was some definite action there as well.

Also seeing some nice bluegill! Anglers are finding the spawning beds and pitching a small piece of bait into the bed to set the hook on these dandies.  There are also some crappie in the mix.

In the nets are also some white bass, largemouth bass and a few northern leaving us to believe, now is the time to get to Big Stone Lake.

Donna
Schmidt's Landing Resort
800-610-4928


Hansen family start out the week right with this mix bag of fish.


37 blue gills by the Hansen family.


Kinley is proud of the Mueller family catch with Grandma in the background.


 Bob finds a nice 6 pound walleye.


Kinley’s first crappie!


More Mueller fish, Kinley points to hers.


The “boss” finally gets out on the water and found this nice limit of walleye.


Riley finishes out the camping week with this nice catch.


Kevin’s first Big Stone Walleye at 4 pounds.


 TJ and Addison like their fish.


Dillon holds his walleye of the day.


A couple nice crappie for Dillon.


Mary caught this dandy northern off our docks too.


Yes Arizona fishermen catch fish here too! Steve caught this northern casting off the docks. His partner caught a similar one as well.


Larry’s 13.5 pound northern ~ off the dock.


 A nice walleye caught by Roy off the pontoon


Aimee wins the northern challenge with this nice fish caught off the dock


Al gets a northern off the dock.


Scott and daughter, Ryane, find three walleyes pulling spinners.


 Aaron pulls spinners to get this dandy 6 pound walleye.


Larry puts in his time and gets an 11 inch bluegill, a northern and a walleye
 dock fishing.


A northern off the docks!


A couple northern and a walleye caught on a cold and windy day.

Long time customers Bill and Pete get a nice two-man limit.
All except one is just under the 20 inch mark.


A white bass in the mix


Jake casts shoreline for two nice walleye


Iowa angler happy with his limit of walleye