All posts tagged: Big Stone Lake

Two Camera Crews on Big Stone Lake Today

What brings two crews out to fish… Artie’s Bait and Tackle to shoot video for their advertising.  Since Artie likes to have them out when the fish are biting – it is probably a good time to head out to Big Stone Lake!  (I know my husband made good time getting home from work and straight out there tonight – unfortunately I’ve been sworn to secrecy when he is catching fish so that is about all I can say on that) I find fisherman kind of a quirky bunch (obviously this may not be reflective of everyone’s opinion, here on the MNbump!) – they all want to know where the fish are biting, what bait & lure to use, etc. However, nobody wants to give out that information.  This makes Artie & his crew at Artie’s Bait and Tackle an awesome group to some… and traitors of sorts to others.  From my point of view, Artie’s marketing and the information that he shares is a very nice bonus for our area – and today was …

WCCO – Goin’ to the Lake Series in Ortonville

The links below (Day1 & Day 2) each have many video links from their trip! Going to the Lake (Day 1) Goin’ To The Lake: Ortonville (Day 1) Going to the Lake (Day 2) Goin’ To The Lake: Ortonville (Day 2) “Maxie’s suiting up with the Ortonville high school football team!”     Fun tour of the Ortonville Golf Course 🙂   Interview with Artie Arndt of Artie’s Bait and Tackle – Source: 8-18-16 Sports to the Max 8pm   Interview with John Thomas – the Rox John Thomas spoke with Mike Max on Sports to the Max about Rox baseball and his father/Rox manager Ron Thomas. A State of 10,000 lakes – and Big Stone Lake is one that is picked for WCCO’s Goin’ To The Lake Series – awesome! Watching Tanner taking out the WCCO crew for a short fishing spot for their program was fun to watch – Tanner is one of our young people that is looking for ways to stay in our area — and bonus, his service brings more people …

Two great reasons to vacation in Ortonville on the MNbump!

Artie of Artie’s Bait & Tackle in Ortonville said it well when he used this photo in one of his Facebook posts “Here are two great reasons to vacation in Ortonville, Mn!  A 26 mile long lake full of great fishing and a beautiful 18 hole golf Course!” MNbump has two great courses: Link to the Ortonville Golf Course Link to more information on the Graceville Golf Course    

2016 Cabela’s Master Walleye Circuit on Big Stone Lake

This past weekend, Ortonville hosted the 2016 Cabela’s Master Walleye Circuit on Big Stone Lake.  The day one boat launch was a picture perfect morning – from very early to full sun. Life is good here on the MNbump! Video of the boat launch that first morning: For complete info on the Cabela’s MWC Tournament with lots of great Walleye pictures, check out our blog post –

Walleye History Made at Artie’s Bait & Tackle

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 

Big Stone Lake to be featured on Fishing the Midwest Television!

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