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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 7/24/2016

The perch bite is still very active on Big Stone Lake! Despite extreme heat and very little wind, anglers have been able to get limits of perch and even a few walleye.

The perch are starting to school up making it easier to target them. Fishermen are using “ice fishing” methods to get this species of fish to bite. A lot of spikes and crawlers are going out the bait shop door along with colored hooks, ice fishing lures (pilki or Shuck’s lures) and ultra light rods.

There are so many spots to try your luck.  Suggest that one just looks for a group of boats, anchor up and try your luck. To get started try the Grapevine Reef, BayView area, Windmill Reef area.

Had one boat target the walleye and did quite well by pulling spinners/bottom bouncers with a crawler on the north end of the lake near the Twin Silos area.  They reported little to no weeds to contend with and set the hook on a three man limit of walleye as well as some nice perch.

Nice to see so many boats out there on the water. Reminds us of the late August, September days perch fishing...so, more to come!

Donna
Schmidt's Landing Resort
800-610-4928


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