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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 8/21/2016

Anglers are still aggressively seeking those nice jumbo perch on Big Stone Lake.  Many are pleased with the results that come from their efforts, others miss the bite.  Last week was challenging with the numerous thunderstorms that trekked through the area, yet we are still seeing some dandy perch coming in.

The latest “hot spot” appears to be in the Mallard Pointe, Hartford Flats area with many boats putting in at the Hartford State Park or at Rocky Ledge to get to the bite. Did have some good action from one angler working the Manhattan Reef area and another worked the BayView area.  So, appears the perch are still scattered, just have to find an area and work it with a small lure tipped with a spike or a piece of night crawler.  The anglers working the Manhattan Reef noted that the fish were up off the bottom and the best bite was an hour or so before sunset.

Those seeking walleye are encouraged to keep working the middle of the lake by trolling a bottom bouncer/spinner/crawler combination or pull a shad rap.  There are still a few walleye being caught, but one will have to work all day to get a limit of four.  As cooler temperatures arrive in August, the water will also cooler, setting the lake up for a great fall walleye bite.

Donna
Schmidt's Landing Resort
800-610-4928


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