for the walleye season opener is over! April 23rdanglers eager to wet
their lines were able to fish, not only for
walleye, but northern and large mouth bass.
abundance of boats met the sunrise with mixed results. As the
day progressed the south/south east wind chased many
fishermen off the water.
that hung in there, did well. Several anglers reported slow to
no catch. The walleyes caught were mostly in two classes,
a 15-17 inch band and the 19-just under 20 inch band. We did
see limits (4 per man) come in with a spattering of white
bass, a northern and even a bull head.
successful fishermen stayed with the traditional jig and
minnow presentation working the shoreline and small
rock piles. Some anglers casted with a shallow diving shad rap
and were able to set the hook on some nice fish as well.
specific spots were mentioned, but this reporters guess is any
rocky shoreline with wind on it or small rock piles is the
best place to start.
season is just beginning and the outlook is excellent for walleye
on Big Stone Lake.
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