Big Stone Lake near Ortonville, Minnesota
This border lake is a traditional hot spot for catching the classic walleye and also yellow perch and bass along with the deep layered carp and catfish.
The past 24hrs the lake has been dealing with a light northerly wind around 7-12mph which is blowing the long way down the lake creating larger waves towards the southern end of the lake, which are favorable for walleye fishing.
The warmer day time temps would be crucial for heading into the deeper waters of 8+ feet. The pressure is rising in the area which may limit the amount of activity that will be seen on the lake.
Fishing Report: The last week has been a strong push for trolling to get the walleyes, while fishing with worms or leeches has been promising for the perch. The traditional spot has been trolling the deeps for the walleyes, while lying near shore for the perch.
Wave heights have been around 0-0.5ft which is an excellent walleye chop and has been proving true over the past few days. The waves are out of the north so you want to do a South to North transit to get the most effect out of the waves.
Also another big advantage that is coming into the local area is the New moon phase around July 19, however there is a frontal boundary that is also moving in during that time which may hamper the full view of the moon towards the lake.
Big Stone Lake Fishing near Ortonville, Minnesota
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Details for Big Stone Lake
Species Caught Here: None
Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Reservoir
Lat/Long: 45.302742 -96.452003
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Description for Big Stone Lake, Big Stone County, Minnesota
Big Stone Lake is a reservoir located just .4 miles from Ortonville, in Big Stone County, in the state of Minnesota, United States. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including largemouth bass, walleye, carp and perch here. Whether you’re spinning, fly fishing or baitcasting your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Big Stone Lake. Alternate names for this reservoir include Bigstone Lake.
For Fishing License purchase, fishing rules, and fishing regulations please visit Minnesota Fish & Wildlife
Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the stream is open to the public. Now get out there and fish! Check out our Fishing Times
chart to determine when the fish will be most active.