The week started out with a strong perch bite, but by
Thursday with the major low pressure system that brought
lots of moisture to the area, things definitely slowed by
Monday and Tuesday we received reports from anglers working
the Windmill Reef, in front of Cramer's Resort and the GrapeVine
that the bite was hot. Getting your bait to the bottom of 7-8 feet
of water seemed to be the denominator. Bait of choice varied
with the anglers out there.
Dock fishermen did well early in the week also with the best
bite seeming to be just before, during and just after sunset.
A variety of fish were being netted including the perch,
some blue gill and some crappie.
Walleyes have been very few and far between. Historically, in
October, anglers like to sit on shore and pitch jigs tipped with a
minnow along the rocks and do well. We have not reason to believe
this trend will not continue for this season.
Schmidts Landing will be open over the winter months with limited
hours and limited inventory. For those anglers eager to keep up to
date on Big Stone Lake...this is the last "weekly" report that will be
submitted. You can find Schmidts Landing
on Facebook and as reports of "catching" happen...it will be reported
there, but not on a consistent basis.
See you on open water next spring and be ready to set the hook