The perch fishing remains a constant on Big Stone Lake.
The numbers of fish coming in varies a little by day and
time of day, but anglers are getting their limits of fish quite
easily. Especially, when they spend a few days on the water.
The fishermen that have been working the waters of Big
Stone Lake over a few days time have reported sorting their
catch to 10 inch or better perch. They also have been pleased
that they can have a meal or two and still take some fish home!
All the spots previously reported on (Manhattan Reef, Goose Isle,
Grape Vine Reef, Bay View, Windmill Reef) and now even some
reports from up north across from Hartford Beach have been
producing some catches. I have shared that if you try all these
spots and do not catch some perch....they are just not biting
We are also seeing a few bluegill, an occasional crappie, some
bullhead and a walleye here and there...means anglers will
catch a variety of fish. Most are targeting the perch this time of
the year, so that is what we are seeing an abundance of.
Did have a boat pull crankbaits for walleye on Saturday with a
strong south wind on the MN shoreline. They reported no action.
The warmer temperatures over the weekend could have warmed
our waters back up and will delay this bite for a few more
days...but, they are there just waiting for you to set the hook!