The perch bite is
still very active on Big Stone Lake! Despite extreme heat and very
little wind, anglers have been able to get limits of perch and even a
The perch are starting
to school up making it easier to target them. Fishermen are using
“ice fishing” methods to get this species of fish to bite. A lot of
spikes and crawlers are going out the bait shop door along with
colored hooks, ice fishing lures (pilki or Shuck’s lures) and ultra
There are so many
spots to try your luck. Suggest that one just looks for a group of
boats, anchor up and try your luck. To get started try the Grapevine
Reef, BayView area, Windmill Reef area.
Had one boat target
the walleye and did quite well by pulling spinners/bottom bouncers
with a crawler on the north end of the lake near the Twin Silos
area. They reported little to no weeds to contend with and set the
hook on a three man limit of walleye as well as some nice perch.
Nice to see so many
boats out there on the water. Reminds us of the late August,
September days perch fishing...so, more to come!
gets into some nice perch and a walleye.
sharpens his knife to clean these perch.
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.
Mike get a few for the cleaning table.
Devon and Tiffany find some perch
two grandchildren hold up his stringer of perch.
kids find some more perch.
and Candace found their fish.
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.
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.
using Grandpa’s pole and bait, caught a dandy 6 pound walleye.
finds a dandy walleye.
Roger and Bob put together 3 nice walleye.
Chuck caught and released this nice 25 1/4” walleye.
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
family start out the week right with this mix bag of fish.
gills by the Hansen family.
proud of the Mueller family catch with Grandma in the background.
Bob finds a nice 6 pound walleye.
Mueller fish, Kinley points to hers.
“boss” finally gets out on the water and found this nice limit of
finishes out the camping week with this nice catch.
first Big Stone Walleye at 4 pounds.
and Addison like their fish.
holds his walleye of the day.
nice crappie for Dillon.
Mary caught this dandy northern off our docks too.
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.
walleye caught by Roy
off the pontoon
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.
puts in his time and gets an 11 inch bluegill, a northern and a
northern off the docks!
northern and a walleye caught on a cold and windy day.
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