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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 9/25/2016

A mixed bag of weather last week made for a mixed bag of fishing!  When anglers could get out on the water they did catch some perch, white bass, a few walleye and even a northern or two.  The time on the water was limited by rainy and windy conditions.

The anglers that produced a quantity in fish stated that the afternoon hours into the evening was the best time of day. We did see a turn over from using spikes to minnows as the temperatures started cooling down.  Water temperature slipped to 62-65 degrees which probably triggered the start of the walleye bite.

As the early season hunting seasons have started in the area the number of anglers on the water setting the hook has decreased significantly. Those that do get out on the water should do well.

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Cole heads to the cleaning house with a net full of perch, crappie and blue gill.

Seasonal RVer Jake gets a limit of perch and a walleye in just over 2 hours.

Nate and his crew cover the table with their limit of perch.

Emmett loves the bull head fishing in Big Stone Lake.

Clines and Plourde’s find some nice perch on their 44th trip to Big Stone Lake!

Jake and Julia get another pile of fish.

Colter points out his favorite fish.

Leo made the “catch of the day” board with his white bass.

Arrick family finds some fish!

Sanderson family hits a honey hole!

Mark and Matt cleaning up their perch catch.

Jordan and friend drift with the wind to get a nice walleye and panfish.

Max and his green sunfish off our docks.

Kevin gets into some nice perch and a walleye.
Kevin sharpens his knife to clean these perch.

Terry and his pals were able to put together a three man limit of walleye and some nice perch trolling the north end of the lake.

Clay and Jacob’s stringer.

Clay and some night time bullheads.

Lucas drifts in the wind and gets a few dandies.

Julia and Jacob are ready for dad to clean their fish.

Kevin and Mike get a few for the cleaning table.

Rick, Devon and Tiffany find some perch

Fred’s two grandchildren hold up his stringer of perch.

Bayden’s walleye.

Rick and kids find some more perch.

 John and Candace found their fish.

Rezac Family put together a nice catch.

Three anglers pull their limit with spinners and crawlers.

Zoe holds up her largest walleye (16”) and a nice perch.

Mike and Kevin get a nice variety of fish.

Bob and Wayne have some nice walleye.

Wes Johnson gets a 25 incher.

A net full of tasty bluegill.

Wes and Jared get a table full.

Ian caught two nice large mouth bass.

Shawn, using Grandpa’s pole and bait, caught a dandy 6 pound walleye.

Troy finds a dandy walleye.

Roger and Bob put together 3 nice walleye.

Chuck caught and released this nice 25 1/4” walleye.

Ed soon followed with a 25” walleye caught and released.

3 walleyes in the net hit the table

4 walleyes and 4 white bass make it to the cleaning table

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