Author Topic: Blackstrap 2017-2018  (Read 45922 times)

Offline Pollock fish

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #150 on: Jan 11, 2018, 06:46 PM »
I tryd the north end yesterday and manage about 8-9 perch but all were tiny tiny little things. And was tons of them in the area. 23 of water.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #151 on: Jan 15, 2018, 06:54 AM »
for those of us that like to stay mobile and move around a lot its looks like the last day for the extreme cold temps. forecast looks great for awhile. time to get back at it... ;D ... sure been quite lately for posting. nobody hunkerd down in their permys catching over the last week. ?

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #152 on: Jan 15, 2018, 08:13 AM »
Most of my fishing has been at the north end in a permanent shack.  The perch have been coming in but have been tight lipped. The bites have been few and far between.
I'm just trying to get another bite.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #153 on: Jan 15, 2018, 10:17 AM »
We haven't been out for 9 or 10 days now.  Was thinking of going and sitting in the permy for the day, but since the fishing has been slow, and with the cold spell, decided to just wait for this Wed's trip to Dief.

I don't think any of us have missed much, other then it being nice to be out on the ice for a day.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #154 on: Jan 16, 2018, 08:34 PM »
Went out today, started in the North end and didn't see much so went exploring with the camera.  Went all the way down to the South end and poked a few holes along the East shore on my way back.  I never saw any fish at all until I got 200 - 300 yards South of the sunken road.  Caught one small perch that went back.  Managed to get a cool video of a Northern sauntering by my camera and settling on the bottom.  I will see if I can edit it a bit and post it.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #155 on: Jan 16, 2018, 10:50 PM »
Is everyone driving on? Looking to head to the south end tomorrow.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #156 on: Jan 17, 2018, 06:23 AM »
Ya Ive been on all over, There 20 + all over and its hard.... seems to be shacks and vehicles everywhere

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #157 on: Jan 17, 2018, 07:42 AM »
Thank you sir!

Ya Ive been on all over, There 20 + all over and its hard.... seems to be shacks and vehicles everywhere

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #158 on: Jan 17, 2018, 10:35 AM »
Me and a buddy went out yesterday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. . Probably had a hundred fish come in to check out with the baits lures Rattler's rubbers You Name It We presented it. Not a single bite not a single catch. I feel like we need a serious winter storm 2 kickstart the fish feed

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #159 on: Jan 17, 2018, 11:13 AM »
Me and a buddy went out yesterday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. . Probably had a hundred fish come in to check out with the baits lures Rattler's rubbers You Name It We presented it. Not a single bite not a single catch. I feel like we need a serious winter storm 2 kickstart the fish feed

That is frustrating. I bet the fish are feeling the effects of the massive pressure change. Hopefully things stabilize and the bite picks up soon.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #160 on: Jan 17, 2018, 11:54 AM »
 Same thing is happening now. All kinds of lookers But no takers. Managed to hook to tiny Perch but they went back.

Edit:   As I was typing this I just iced this hog.



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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #161 on: Jan 17, 2018, 12:03 PM »
Keep typing  :)
I usually just need to fall asleep in my chair or reach for a snack 

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #162 on: Jan 17, 2018, 12:10 PM »
That's a dandy OverUnder...nice fish.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #163 on: Jan 17, 2018, 08:09 PM »
Ok so today I had a few perch sitting in front of my bait (using the aquavu). Then a strange fish swam in. Appear similar to perch but no vertical strips but a clear horizontal strip from tail to head mid body .... So I referred to the HAL book. I think I seen a large mouth bass??? Is this possible???? I know it should not.

I also pulled my fish fish in several trips out.


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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #164 on: Jan 17, 2018, 08:23 PM »
Pics or it didnt happen! ;)
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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #165 on: Jan 17, 2018, 08:28 PM »
Pics or it didnt happen! ;)

I know. I wish i had pics. Basically like saying I seen big foot.haha

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #166 on: Jan 17, 2018, 09:02 PM »
Lightback, you aren't crazy (well i don't know you, so I will leave that up to you),  or seeing things.  Over the years of ice fishing on the Strap I have caught 2 perch with the strips running from head to tail instead of up and down.  I caught one about 6 years ago and one last year.  I told a guy about this that I met on the ice and asked him if he ever caught one as he lives in Shields year round and fishes a lot.  He said no and looked at me funny....don't think he believed me.  The next week we meet on the ice again and he starts laughing and tells me that the day before he caught one with the strips running from head to tail.

I even asked a Biologist  about this and he said he has never seen or heard of this.  I have a photo someplace of the 1st one I caught.

This was a perch you saw....there are no Bass in the Strap.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #167 on: Jan 17, 2018, 09:06 PM »
So genetic annomaly is what I seen I can live with that. Glad I'm not"crazy".
But damn bass would have been interesting.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #168 on: Jan 18, 2018, 07:18 PM »
Went out and fished the North end of Shields today.  All kinds of perch down there but nothing biting until 3:00 and then it was like someone flipped a switch.  Caught 12 - 15  in 1-1/2 hours and then off went the switch, nothing.  Managed 6 keepers for supper tonight.  All ranged in size from 6" - 10". 

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #169 on: Jan 19, 2018, 12:38 PM »
anyone fishing by evan's road? Wondering if anyone having any luck there

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #170 on: Jan 19, 2018, 12:45 PM »
Can anyone comment on the safety of the ice on the north end of blackstrap?  Was hoping to bring the family out on Sunday but have heard the ice isn't the greatest to drive on. Are people driving out and getting stuck?

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #171 on: Jan 19, 2018, 01:41 PM »
I was on the lake on Tuesday by the boat launches from 10-2 and myself and another half dozen trucks were out there.  The ice was thicker than my ice scoop is so Id say right around the 24 mark, and maybe a few inches of snow. it was solid as could be so I find it hard to believe its much softer or anything yet in 2-3 days. I know there is a heave at the north end when u drive on which will be the first spot to get soft, so use caution. Id say your safe but dont take my word and drill a hole or two before.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #172 on: Jan 19, 2018, 06:06 PM »
anyone fishing by evan's road? Wondering if anyone having any luck there

Had a look around there with the camera earlier this week on both East and West side, did not see anything but there are some shacks on the West side so some may be having luck.  Hard to say where they will be from day to day.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #173 on: Jan 19, 2018, 07:46 PM »
A few jumbo perch being caught around Evans over the past few days. Today I had some light nibblers, and then a couple of keepers hit like trains in the late afternoon. No sustained bite however.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #174 on: Jan 19, 2018, 07:54 PM »
First of all.....Darren, don't worry about the ice, it is a solid 24 to 28 inches, and it is hard ice.  We have been driving all over the place (North end lot's, South boat launches, Evans Road.....no problem).  I don't think you could get stuck even if you tried.  Make sure you have ice cleats though, as it is 90% clear ice and 10% snow in small patches.  The heave at the North end isn't a problem, there is lot's of room to the one side to get on.  Just make sure when you come to the entrance, go up towards the gravel pit and turn around and then approach the entrance, as this will give you a better angle to get on.

Second of all.....We were out today and started at 8:30 a.m. at Evans road and fished there until 1 p.m.  We caught 15 perch and 1 keeper walleye.  We kept 8 jumbo perch (from 11 inches to 13 3/4 inches).  Then we had to go to the North end to check our shack and fished in front of Shields and fished until 4 p.m.  We ended up catching over 20 perch (no walleye), but they were a little smaller.  We only kept 4 jumbos.
Not sure this is a sign of them starting to bite or not.  They are still very shy according to the ones seen on the camera...they would just come and bump the bait and slowly swim away.  We had better luck outside the shack fishing with no camera or flasher (old time fishing).

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #175 on: Jan 19, 2018, 07:59 PM »
Over under were u out Tuesday around noon by any chance did I run into u around Evans?

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #176 on: Jan 19, 2018, 10:50 PM »
Over under were u out Tuesday around noon by any chance did I run into u around Evans?

Could have, I fished a couple hundred yards south.  I was in my white super duty.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #177 on: Jan 19, 2018, 10:55 PM »
They are still very shy according to the ones seen on the camera...they would just come and bump the bait and slowly swim away.

I second that.  I did notice that the larger Perch were more aggressive and would hit with much less debate.  Seemed the smaller guys would gather around and just look, not sure what to do.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #178 on: Jan 20, 2018, 08:05 AM »
Was out on Wednesday and Friday , bite was ok to good for perch , caught roughly 30 each day but only managed 12 keepers 10-13 combined both days . Bite was steady from 9-11 ish and then 2-3:30 ish when we left . If getting on and off the north end I agree with Churchill turn around and take it straight on and go off the same way unless you have 4wd , ice is good solid black ice at least 24 + , good luck and enjoy the finally nice weather! Side note :  drill lots of holes and troll !!

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #179 on: Jan 20, 2018, 08:13 AM »
Forgot to mention where we were fishing.  North end in between the little bay on the east side and shields almost right in the middle of the lake , 22-24 of water. Hope this helps!

 



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