The week started out on
the breezy side for Big Stone Lake, but has things settled down by
Tuesday things started to warm up!
The perch are the main
bite on the lake right now...plenty of anglers out there catching a
variety of sizes. The methods vary as much as the anglers, but the
consistent thing is location! The Windmill Reef/Cramer's
Resort, Bay View, Grape Vine and Goose Isle are all definite places
to trying some light jigging with a minnow, piece of nightcrawler or
a spike to get the perch in the boat.
As the week progressed
and the day time temp hit the upper 80s, fishermen found that the
bite was definitely a morning thing. Late afternoon and early
evening were also good for the dockfishermen.
Besides the perch, we
continue to see an walleye or two in the mix, plenty of white bass,
some largemouth and variety of other panfish including rock bass,
crappie and blue gill. The perch is the target these days for setting
Lester hit the honey hole on perch
adds her perch to the cleaning table
Ashley's all smiles over her 18" walleye
Renee and Ashley hit the perch
and Ron could not be out done by the girls... here is their perch!
Sedrick and Jesse show
off their walleye.
a Louie head west to a Glacial Lake and target the northern bite.
hit the bullseye!
and Sedrick cast for some dandy largemouth bass
Corey and Jason with a few walleye and some very nice perch!
Riley and Jennifer show off the catch from the three families boats
that targeted the Hartford Beach area
and Mike focus on the perch and do well in the Lagoona Beach area
Larry's one over
Saufferer family did well on their first Big Stone outing
shows off the catch from his families boat early in the week
angler found some perch!
shows off the day's catch with Grandma and Grandpa
26.5 walleye caught and released
27 walleye caught and released
day's catch made for a busy fish cleaning house
Cleaning a limit of
walleye and a perch
Reese catch three nice walleye
family's three person limit
VanDenTop family go fishing with Jim and get a table full of fish
Todd shows off one of Big Stone's walleye
gets a northern off the dock!
caught and released 5-11 on Big Stone.
Rich caught it with a jig and minnow in 7 ft of water!
Kevin got a limit of walleye on Saturday evening!
Photos from the 2013 Season...
A great catch off the docks for the Hanes'.
An 15 perch limit in just over an hour
Don's 21 inch walleye
A couple nets full of fish ready to clean from the boys out of Kansas!
Steve and Jeannie do well their first afternoon out on the lake
A 15 perch limit in just 2 hours off the Grape Vin