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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 9/28/2014

The perch fishing remains a constant on Big Stone Lake.  The numbers of fish coming in varies a little by day and time of day, but anglers are getting their limits of fish quite easily. Especially, when they spend a few days on the water.

The fishermen that have been working the waters of Big Stone Lake over a few days time have reported sorting their catch to 10 inch or better perch. They also have been pleased that they can have a meal or two and still take some fish home!

All the spots previously reported on (Manhattan Reef, Goose Isle,  Grape Vine Reef, Bay View, Windmill Reef) and now even some reports from up north across from Hartford Beach have been producing some catches.  I have shared that if you try all these spots and do not catch some perch....they are just not biting that day!

We are also seeing a few bluegill, an occasional crappie, some bullhead and a walleye here and there...means anglers will catch a variety of fish.  Most are targeting the perch this time of the year, so that is what we are seeing an abundance of.

Did have a boat pull crankbaits for walleye on Saturday with a strong south wind on the MN shoreline. They reported no action. The warmer temperatures over the weekend could have warmed our waters back up and will delay this bite for a few more days...but, they are there just waiting for you to set the hook!

Donna
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Trent and his pile of perch

 

Brock, Don and Rod and their pile of perch, a northern and couple of dandy bluegill!

 

A 10 inch blue gill

 

Gail and Roy get one of their limits of nice perch!


Jerry and Barb also get on some nice perch and go home with plenty
 for the freezer!

Craig has a limit of perch after a windy day on the water.

Don and Justin are very happy with their first net full of fish.

Bob and Jim always find the fish when they hit Big Stone.

Kevin gets his fish before heading home Sunday.

Justin gets a net full of perch with dad Don

Gabby and her grandfather hit a honey hole on perch Friday just prior to the weekend.  Gabby had to share with her friend, Rae Ann.

With their perch limit full, Gabby and grandpa seek out the blue gill and do well.  

Rich and Gary show off the 9 inch and 10 inch blue gill from their
pile of perch caught anchoring.

Gary, Barry, Gene and Chad have a table full to clean

Barry displays the 26 inch walleye caught pulling crankbaits

Gary, Barry, Gene and Chad after a walleye focused fishing trip...one nice 25 incher starts the line up

The Stansbury/Macland family hit the honey hole for this
nice assortment of perch.

Rick and Larry get a few dandy perch and a super blue gill
in one outing on Big Stone.

Giessinger family hit a Big Stone hot spot for just over 30 perch.

The Vankirk's got their limit of perch just before the rain showers set in.

Doug and Dustin have a blast casting for white bass.

Leon and Dusty work the spinners hard to get three nice walleye,
a northern and a few perch.

 

Greta shows off the bluegill dad caught along with the perch....
good job Dad!

Ken and Lester hit the honey hole on perch

Donna adds her perch to the cleaning table

Ashley's all smiles over her 18" walleye

Dixie, Renee and Ashley hit the perch

Troy and Ron could not be out done by the girls... here is their perch!

Sedrick and Jesse show off their walleye.

Roger a Louie head west to a Glacial Lake and target the northern bite. They hit the bullseye!
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Trei and Sedrick cast for some dandy largemouth bass

Dave, Corey and Jason with a few walleye and some very nice perch!

Dylan, Riley and Jennifer show off the catch from the three families boats that targeted the Hartford Beach area

Kevin and Mike focus on the perch and do well in the Lagoona Beach area

Larry's one over 20" er

The Saufferer family did well on their first Big Stone outing

Riley shows off the catch from his families boat early in the week

This angler found some perch!

Shawn shows off the day's catch with Grandma and Grandpa

Nick's 26.5 walleye caught and released

Bob's 27 walleye caught and released

The day's catch made for a busy fish cleaning house

Cleaning a limit of walleye and a perch

Team Reese catch three nice walleye

Hansen family's three person limit

VanDenTop family go fishing with Jim and get a table full of fish

Brian's Largemouth Bass


Todd shows off one of Big Stone's walleye

Danny gets a northern off the dock!

28" walleye 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