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 also increased.
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.