The fishing on Big Stone
Lake became a "catching" event for the folks staying at Schmidts
Landing Resort. There were four parties of boats heading out each day
and each day there were a assortment of fish being brought in for the
All of the anglers were
targeting walleye, but were very pleased with the quality and
quantity of perch they were catchin. The white bass were even a
thrill. One of the two boats pulled"salmos" around Manhattan Island
to get 60 perch in their boat.
The second used a pontoon
and spent most of their time anchored working live bait just off the
bottom and they did well with perch, bluegill, a bullhead or two, a
couple of walleye even. They focused their efforts on the GrapeVine
and in Bay View.
The other pair of boats
got their plan together by Tuesday and boated a lot of perch. They
spent Wednesday and Thursday focusing on walleye and ended up
trolling crankbaits on the Minnesota sideto get a 26 inch walleye and
at 25 inch walleye with a 4 man limit of these elusive fish to take
home after two days of concentrated fishing.
All the anglers were very
pleased with setting the hook on the variety of fish coming out of
Big Stone. Kudos to their tenacity and applaud their results!
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