Fishing At Big Stone Lake
AKA: Big Stone Reservoir
Fishing for largemouth bass, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, green sunfish, rock bass, white bass, yellow perch and northern pike at Big Stone Lake in South Dakota.
Bass, walleye and perch are the main attraction at Big Stone Lake on the eastern border of the state, at Big Stone City, SD. The plethora of rocks and boulders in the lake bed are what gave this 12,600-acre lake its name. There are nearly 60 miles of shoreline, half in South Dakota and half in MN. The complete list of targeted fish in the lake includes bass, crappie, walleye, sunfish, white bass, perch and northern pike. This is a year-round fishery. Spring, summer and fall provide excellent fishing from the shore, fish houses, and all types of boats - from canoes and kayaks to pontoons and all kinds of fishing boats. During winter ice fishing is quite popular and generally quite successful. Local fishing guides offer trips by boat and through the ice. Boat launch ramps are available at Hartford Beach State Park and Schmidt's Landing for launching pleasure and fishing boats.
Primary fish species residing in Big Stone Lake
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Big Stone Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Click here for a South Dakota Fishing License.
Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Hartford Beach State Park Campground - 605 432-6374
Camp Iyataka Campground - 605 361-2697
Camping 109 RV Park - 605 862-7650
Big Stone Lake SD Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
48140 Schmidts Rd
Big Stone City, SD 57216
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Fishing for bass, crappie, walleye, sunfish, white bass, perch and pike at Big Stone Lake in eastern SD.