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Big Stone Lake is a border water between Minnesota and South Dakota.  Your SD or MN fishing license is legal no matter which side of the lake you stay!  Walleyes are the predominate fish of  Big Stone Lake - however there are nice populations of perch.  In addition, there are also some crappie, blue gill, white bass and Northern pike. We offer 4 large fishing docks for guests who opt for shoreline fishing versus a boat.

UPDATED 6/25/2017

Another week of unstable weather made for a week of challenging fishing.  The amount of time anglers were able to be on the water was severely limited by random thundershowers and high winds.

Despite those conditions, fishermen that did make it out were able to troll the MN shoreline across from Schmidt's Landing Resort with a bottom bouncer and spinner/crawler or leech and get some nice walleye. Working in 12 feet of water just off the long flat that runs along that shoreline.

Also have been hearing that anglers working the far north end of the lake are catching some nice walleye! By trolling or casting crankbaits there have been some limits of fish in the just under and just over 20 inch mark. Have to be tenacious to work the weeds, but it does allow you to set the hook.

Still seeing a few bluegill, an occasional crappie or perch coming in, but that has definitely slowed down. 

Schmidt’s Landing Resort

Kevin and Alex with some nice bluegill and a couple of walleye.

Three generations of Sanderson’s find some blue gill.

A 10.5 inch blue gill is common for Big Stone.

Justin and Jerry trolled for this nice catch of walleye.

Larry and Jim put together three nice walleye in just an hour of trolling.

 Jared catches a super nice largemouth bass.

Jim and Bob find the walleye on spinners/crawlers.

Al gets his limit of four walleye.

Larry finds three nice walleye and a bluegill on spinners.

Not to be out done by the guys...Margaret and Cathie find some walleye.

Jim, Cathie, Margaret and Bob finish out their limit with these walleyes.

Panfish are still coming in...these are ready to clean!

Larry and Diane find to trophy blue gill.

A cooler full of perch, bluegill and crappie.

Kari finds a couple nice largemouth bass.

Hayden set up the cleaning table for dad and grandpa with bluegill, crappie and perch.

More panfish for Hayden’s dad and grandpa to clean.

Catherine Allen finds a 15 inch perch.

Ralph gets a walleye in the boat.

Ron and Loren find three nice walleyes and some crappies.

Kinley looks over the large spread of walleye.

Kari holds up a nice crappie.

Jennifer caught and released this 17 pound northern.

Mueller family do well on the walleye and one super crappie!

Kari, Charlie and Jon’s catch a bunch of crappie.

Jacob and some nice crappie.

Tyler caught a 30 inch walleye of the docks

Tanner and Tyler, with a little help from dad, found some nice crappie!

An assortment of perch and crappie

Anglers set of walleye

Bill and his partners walleye ready for cleaning.

Cole heads to the cleaning house with a net full of perch, crappie and blue gill.

Seasonal RVer Jake gets a limit of perch and a walleye in just over 2 hours.

Nate and his crew cover the table with their limit of perch.

Emmett loves the bull head fishing in Big Stone Lake.

Clines and Plourde’s find some nice perch on their 44th trip to Big Stone Lake!

Jake and Julia get another pile of fish.

Colter points out his favorite fish.

Leo made the “catch of the day” board with his white bass.

Arrick family finds some fish!

Sanderson family hits a honey hole!

Mark and Matt cleaning up their perch catch.

Jordan and friend drift with the wind to get a nice walleye and panfish.

Max and his green sunfish off our docks.

Kevin gets into some nice perch and a walleye.
Kevin sharpens his knife to clean these perch.

Terry and his pals were able to put together a three man limit of walleye and some nice perch trolling the north end of the lake.

Clay and Jacob’s stringer.

Clay and some night time bullheads.

Lucas drifts in the wind and gets a few dandies.

Julia and Jacob are ready for dad to clean their fish.

Kevin and Mike get a few for the cleaning table.

Rick, Devon and Tiffany find some perch

Fred’s two grandchildren hold up his stringer of perch.

Bayden’s walleye.

Rick and kids find some more perch.

 John and Candace found their fish.

Rezac Family put together a nice catch.

Three anglers pull their limit with spinners and crawlers.

Zoe holds up her largest walleye (16”) and a nice perch.

Mike and Kevin get a nice variety of fish.

Bob and Wayne have some nice walleye.

Wes Johnson gets a 25 incher.

A net full of tasty bluegill.

Wes and Jared get a table full.

Ian caught two nice large mouth bass.

Shawn, using Grandpa’s pole and bait, caught a dandy 6 pound walleye.

Troy finds a dandy walleye.

Roger and Bob put together 3 nice walleye.

Chuck caught and released this nice 25 1/4” walleye.

Ed soon followed with a 25” walleye caught and released.

3 walleyes in the net hit the table

4 walleyes and 4 white bass make it to the cleaning table

Hansen family start out the week right with this mix bag of fish.

37 blue gills by the Hansen family.

Kinley is proud of the Mueller family catch with Grandma in the background.

 Bob finds a nice 6 pound walleye.

Kinley’s first crappie!

More Mueller fish, Kinley points to hers.

The “boss” finally gets out on the water and found this nice limit of walleye.

Riley finishes out the camping week with this nice catch.

Kevin’s first Big Stone Walleye at 4 pounds.

 TJ and Addison like their fish.

Dillon holds his walleye of the day.

A couple nice crappie for Dillon.

Mary caught this dandy northern off our docks too.

Yes Arizona fishermen catch fish here too! Steve caught this northern casting off the docks. His partner caught a similar one as well.

Larry’s 13.5 pound northern ~ off the dock.

 A nice walleye caught by Roy off the pontoon

Aimee wins the northern challenge with this nice fish caught off the dock

Al gets a northern off the dock.

Scott and daughter, Ryane, find three walleyes pulling spinners.

 Aaron pulls spinners to get this dandy 6 pound walleye.

Larry puts in his time and gets an 11 inch bluegill, a northern and a walleye
 dock fishing.

A northern off the docks!

A couple northern and a walleye caught on a cold and windy day.

Long time customers Bill and Pete get a nice two-man limit.
All except one is just under the 20 inch mark.

A white bass in the mix

Jake casts shoreline for two nice walleye

Iowa angler happy with his limit of walleye