PERCH is the word on Big Stone Lake these days!
We are seeing a lot of folks fish for what is biting and that
is definitely the perch. And the perch are cooperating!
Hot spot over the last few days has been the Manhattan
Reef area fishing on the bottom with spikes or pieces of
night crawler. We had one boat fish it for about 2 hours
and had a nice 2 person limit.
There are perch also coming off other "traditional" perch
spots including Goose Isle, Grape Vine Reef, BayView area,
all the way up to the Windmill Reef area and by Cramer's
Resort. Just have to find your spot and see what happens.
Of course, there is the unique technique of going where the
boats are to set your hook.
We still get inquiries about the walleye and we can say there
are a few being caught. Mostly in with the perch, as that is
what fishermen are targeting. Did have one boat specifically
fish for walleye and by pulling a bottom bouncer/spinner/crawler
combination in the Mallard Pointe area were able to boat three
really nice fish with the biggest at 22 inches.
Still getting reports of white bass, largemouth bass, some bullhead,
and a few crappie/sunfish combinations being caught. The dock
fishermen seem to be doing as well as the boat anglers!
Schmidts Landing Resort