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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 9/24/2017

The fishing activity continues on Big Stone Lake! The week started out windy and then warm as day time temperatures hit the 90s on Friday, by Saturday highs were in the 60s and rain covered the area.

Anglers coming to the lake did not let weather conditions deter their fishing and they were well rewarded for their efforts.  The wind kept some people with smaller boats on the docks, but they were able to put together a variety of fish including some crappie, perch and walleye.

The weekend brought out more fishermen and we continue to see a lot of perch going through the fish cleaning house. Keeping the presentation simple and using spikes one will get a quantity of perch, switching to minnows will produce fewer...but better quality.  We are seeing more and more perch in the 12 to 13 inch range.

Walleye fishermen pulling their crank baits have been pleased with their catches as well.  Windy days are their favorite to troll down the center of the lake and net some decent walleye, a few perch and even some white bass.

As the hunting seasons start, many fishermen will be switching gears and pulling out their guns not their fishing poles. Therefore we expect traffic on the lake to slow...but the fish are still there!

This reporter is calling this her last update on fishing for the season. Get out there and set the hook...do not forget to share your stories!

Donna
Schmidt’s Landing Resort
800-610-4928
 


Wyatt shows off the families bucket of fish.


Perch and a nice walleye are ready for the cleaning table.


Bob nets a nice 17.4# catfish off the dock.


Allen and Henry bring in a nice assortment of perch.


A dandy 12.5 inch perch was in the pile.


Allen and Henry let the gals in on the action.


Nate and his crew do well with a table full of perch.


Wiese’s set the bar high on their first fishing outing.


Clines and Plourde’s have a nice mess of fish.


Jim shows of his nice walleye.


Dandy crappie.


Bob shows off his bluegill.


Another pile of fish to clean.


Joan gets ready to photo the bluegill.


10 inch bluegill and fat!


Another walleye.


Al's Walleye


Rich get ready to clean his pile of perch


Kay and Terry like their pile of fish


A bucket of fish for the cleaning table


Kay shares her catch with grandchildren Jake and Julia


Megan finds her share of perch


Collin and friends give the thumbs up




Bonnet boys get several fish.


Brody is pretty proud of this 24 inch and 16 inch walleye...


Matthew finds a variety of  Big Stone fish.


AJ and Nick get their own pile of fish to clean.


Hailey approves to dad’s catch.


A cooler of perch waiting for the cleaning table.


Craig shows of the net of fish he and partner Al caught.


Al gets in on the action with more walleye.


Another bucket of dandy perch head to the cleaning table.


Team Fletcher hit a honey hole with this table full of fish.


A mix bag of blue gill and perch come in to the cleaning table.


The Wisconsin brothers clean up their daily catch of perch, blue gill and even a bull head or two.


Another pile of perch hits the cleaning table.


Check out this pile of blue gill.


Giessinger family finds some perch.


The rest of the Giessinger family gets in on the action on a second outing.


A walleye and a perch for Boehrns kids.


Kevin and Alex with some nice bluegill and a couple of walleye.


Three generations of Sanderson’s find some blue gill.


A 10.5 inch blue gill is common for Big Stone.


Justin and Jerry trolled for this nice catch of walleye.


Larry and Jim put together three nice walleye in just an hour of trolling.


 Jared catches a super nice largemouth bass.


Jim and Bob find the walleye on spinners/crawlers.


Al gets his limit of four walleye.


Larry finds three nice walleye and a bluegill on spinners.


Not to be out done by the guys...Margaret and Cathie find some walleye.


Jim, Cathie, Margaret and Bob finish out their limit with these walleyes.


Panfish are still coming in...these are ready to clean!


Larry and Diane find to trophy blue gill.


A cooler full of perch, bluegill and crappie.


Kari finds a couple nice largemouth bass.


Hayden set up the cleaning table for dad and grandpa with bluegill, crappie and perch.


More panfish for Hayden’s dad and grandpa to clean.


Catherine Allen finds a 15 inch perch.


Ralph gets a walleye in the boat.


Ron and Loren find three nice walleyes and some crappies.


Kinley looks over the large spread of walleye.


Kari holds up a nice crappie.


Jennifer caught and released this 17 pound northern.


Mueller family do well on the walleye and one super crappie!


Kari, Charlie and Jon’s catch a bunch of crappie.


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