The Auto Tour at the Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge (located just south of Ortonville on Hwy 7/75) is open and already drawing people anxious to get out and enjoy our great weather! Earlier in the day, you’ll see
History was made tonight on Big Stone Lake as Paul Ell of Big Lake, MN brought in the largest walleye ever weighed on the certified scale at Artie’s Bait & Tackle and former Bud’s Bait in the last 20 years! The walleye tipped the scale at a whopping 11.61 pounds and measured 29.5 inches! Paul Ell was fishing on Big Stone Lake in 8.5 foot of water and was using a green/silver 1/4oz kastmaster tipped with a minnow head. Ell said the fish bit at 6:10pm (February 26, 2015) and battled for at least 2-3 minutes and made 4-5 runs! Ell is planning to mount his walleye. Ell has fished Big Stone Lake for many years and has a cabin on the lake. Walleye season will come to an end this Sunday March 1st and will reopen April 18, 2015. For lodging and fishing information call Artie’s Bait & Tackle in Ortonville, Mn (320)839-2480 or visit Www.artiesbait.com
Check out the TV episode featuring Big Stone Lake!
The award-winning Fishing the Midwest Television series announced today that the show’s episode airing the weekend of January 24 and 25 will feature Big Stone Lake. The episode will show spring walleye fishing and then conclude with an ice fishing segment featuring the lake’s jumbo perch. The show will air in the Big Stone Lake area on Fox Sports North at 11 am on Saturday, January 24. “We hi-lite top fishing destinations across the Midwest on Fishing the Midwest and Big Stone is certainly that!” stated Mike Frisch, co-host of the show. “We had some awesome open-water fishing for walleyes of