Fishing has definitely
improved over the past week on Big Stone Lake and with the increase
in boating activity over the weekend the number of fish coming in has
We are see a lot of
walleye, many in the over 20 inch category, being brought in. There
are also reports of walleye in the 16-18 inch class. Most of our
reports come from Schmidt's Landing to the south and east past the
islands to the foot of the lake at Ortonville. Spinners and crawlers
has been the most popular method, thou, there have been crankbait
pullers claiming to do well too.
We had a few fishermen
work the Mallard Pointe area and Hartford Beach down to the Smiley
Face and stated that there was some definite action there as well.
Also seeing some nice
bluegill! Anglers are finding the spawning beds and pitching a small
piece of bait into the bed to set the hook on these dandies.
There are also some crappie in the mix.
In the nets are also
some white bass, largemouth bass and a few northern leaving us to
believe, now is the time to get to Big Stone Lake.
family start out the week right with this mix bag of fish.
gills by the Hansen family.
proud of the Mueller family catch with Grandma in the background.
Bob finds a nice 6 pound walleye.
Mueller fish, Kinley points to hers.
“boss” finally gets out on the water and found this nice limit of
finishes out the camping week with this nice catch.
first Big Stone Walleye at 4 pounds.
and Addison like their fish.
holds his walleye of the day.
nice crappie for Dillon.
Mary caught this dandy northern off our docks too.
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.
walleye caught by Roy
off the pontoon
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.
puts in his time and gets an 11 inch bluegill, a northern and a
northern off the docks!
northern and a walleye caught on a cold and windy day.
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