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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 5/22/2017

Like most in the upper midwest cold, wind and rain has been the dominant weather pattern on Big Stone Lake the past week.  This has caused a major reduction in the number of boaters and anglers on the lake.... not to be discouraged though! Our dock fishermen are doing well!  Pitching jigs and minnows, using a slip bobber with a small leech or casting a crankbait from shore is producing some decent catches of walleye, white bass, blue gill, crappie and even an occasional perch.  Best time to fish (when it is not raining) is in the late afternoon and into the evening hours. The water remains very clear and therefore, low light is the best time to present the fish with the bait to set the hook.

Rain should move out of the area and temperatures should slowly warm increasing the chances for fishermen to be on the water by Memorial Day Weekend.

Donna
Schmidt’s Landing Resort
800-610-4928



Jacob and some nice crappie.


Tyler caught a 30 inch walleye of the docks


Tanner and Tyler, with a little help from dad, found some nice crappie!


An assortment of perch and crappie


Anglers set of walleye


Bill and his partners walleye ready for cleaning.


Cole heads to the cleaning house with a net full of perch, crappie and blue gill.


Seasonal RVer Jake gets a limit of perch and a walleye in just over 2 hours.


Nate and his crew cover the table with their limit of perch.


Emmett loves the bull head fishing in Big Stone Lake.


Clines and Plourde’s find some nice perch on their 44th trip to Big Stone Lake!


Jake and Julia get another pile of fish.


Colter points out his favorite fish.


Leo made the “catch of the day” board with his white bass.


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