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
Arrick family finds some fish!
family hits a honey hole!
Mark and Matt cleaning up their perch catch.
and friend drift with the wind to get a nice walleye and panfish.
his green sunfish off our docks.
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