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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 …

Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit – Big Stone Lake 2016

Cabela’s Masters Walleye Circuit Returns to Big Stone Lake April 29th – 30th. Highlights from the two-day tournament If you are in one of the photos posted and would like a ‘full pixel’ copy of the photo, use the “Contact” tab on the top line menu to make a request and I will e-mail it to you shortly! Wishing the best of luck to all of the fisherman during this year’s tournament!! There are some determined fishermen out on the lake this morning!  A little rain into sleet was the weather a few minutes ago!   It was a very calm – beautiful morning to send off the boats!   Video from this morning’s send off   2016 MWC AM Launch from Vicki Oakes on Vimeo. The top two teams after day one! Thank You!! Congratulations to our Hometown Winners of this year’s MWC on Big Stone Lake! Father/Son – and third generation fishing in the MWC – Team Winners –  Video of the top 3 teams – tense moments before the winning team was identified. …

Big Stone Lake Fishing Opening – Report

Thanks Artie for the Fishing Opener update and picture! (report below) Great fishing and limits of walleyes were reported for the Minnesota/South Dakota border water opener on Big Stone Lake which started at midnight Friday April 17. The first BIG fish of the year may have gone to the Bryon Schloemer of New Market, MN! Caught just 10 minutes after midnight was this nice 29″ walleye which is a personal best for Byron! The fish was caught in 6′ of water on the rocks! The first BIG fish of the year may have gone to the Bryon Schloemer! Caught 10 minutes after midnight was this nice 29″ walleye! The fish was caught in 6′ of water on the rocks! Photo submitted by Artie’s Bait & Tackle of Ortonville, MN (320)839-2480

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