Despite the continued daily threat of thunder showers, many anglers
still ventured out onto Big Stone Lake this past week. Surprisingly, there
were even some fish caught!
The walleye bite has slowed, typical for this time of year, but the perch,
blue gill, a few crappie, white bass, and largemouth bass have been
Fishermen are still trolling the 7-9 foot waters to catch their fish using
a bottom bouncer/spinner combination tipped with a crawler or leech.
Some have switched to pulling crankbaits, claiming the live bait gets
bit off, in hopes of getting some walleye. There have been many comments
on how the perch, white bass and largemouth will also hit this presentation.
With the number of perch coming in, some anglers have switched to
utilizing slip bobbers and live bait on their favorite perch spots. There
have been a few success stories.
The water level on Big Stone remains a little high, but not flooding. The
weeds have come up strong on the south end making anglers focus more
on the islands area up to the GrapeVine, the Windmill Reef area along
Cramer's Resort and Hartford Beach.
There is still plenty of summer to set the hook and plenty of action to
get in on.