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Offline Doggy

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #120 on: Dec 23, 2017, 11:45 AM »
The walleye were hugging tight to the bottom this morning but were biting hard once you coaxed them up. A couple eaters so far and warming up now. Likely out for another hour or so.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #121 on: Dec 24, 2017, 09:13 AM »
Wishing everyone that posts/reads on this site, a Very Merry Christmas.

And have fun bringing in the New Year.

Offline Doggy

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #122 on: Dec 24, 2017, 10:20 PM »
Thanks Churchill! Wish you a great holiday and looking forward to hearing how you season goes into the new year.

For what itís worth, fished Broderick in the shack with the outlaws today. Caught several pike in the afternoon. Lots of perch on the finder but couldnít get them to commit.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #123 on: Dec 27, 2017, 09:16 AM »
wow warming up to only -30 c for a high the next couple days might have to go spend some time sitting in the flip and cranking the heat. wearing a hole in the recliner at home. lol

Offline Churchill River

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #124 on: Dec 27, 2017, 10:28 AM »
LMAO Rip, your so right.......my wife keeps asking me...."When you going fishing".  She can't believe a week going by without us going out.  And it looks like it might be another 5 days.  Unless like Rip, we might have to fish in our permy for a whole day.  Hard to drill 30 holes and move around in the permy.

I bet a lot of you out there are dying to get out and try those new gadgets you got for Christmas.  But not OverUnder.....I think he already had all the gadgets a guy could need.  He made it hard for his wife/children to buy him any gadgets for ice fishing.....unless he got those special underwear for ice fishing :)


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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #125 on: Dec 27, 2017, 10:47 AM »
Just have to choose a windless afternoon and give it a go.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #126 on: Dec 27, 2017, 11:14 AM »
CR, you are right on the money!  I tend to get a little on the "ooh, what's that?  I better buy it just incase" side of things when I pick up a new hobby!  I love being self sufficient!  I am now looking at one of those Fish Hawk units that tell water temp and pressure every 5'.  The only thing I don't like about them is that they have a non replaceable battery that is sealed inside the unit.  If something goes wrong with it, its done for.  So I likely won't end up with one.

No fishing underwear, haha!  But my wife did get me a nice pair of waterproof gloves for fishing.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #127 on: Dec 29, 2017, 12:13 PM »
Any updates on how thick the ice is at black strap. Thanks also have the fish been biting??
Small town fisher

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #128 on: Dec 29, 2017, 01:01 PM »
Heading out tomorrow will post. The itch to get out has been there the last couple days but -40c reality sets in. 10 or so degree  change tomorrow is doable. Maybe not a whole bunch of moving around.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #129 on: Dec 29, 2017, 03:48 PM »
I got a phone call last night from a fellow that doesn't use this site.  He fished yesterday in his shack and stayed nice and warm.  He caught 12 perch and a nice walleye.  3 of the perch were jumbo's.  He said there were fish on the camera all day long.  He also fished the day before, and only caught 5, but saw lot's...they were more aggressive yesterday.  He has his shack out front of shields (towards the North end of Shields by the sound of it).

He said he thought there was 20 to 24 inches of ice now.

That's all I know.  I don't think we will be out until next Thursday when the weather breaks.

Offline Doggy

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #130 on: Dec 29, 2017, 06:52 PM »
Was out yesterday from 3:30 to 5:00 on the north end near the bay. Popped up the tent and stayed put. Drew 4 or 5 lookers in but couldnít them to bite ???

Will be nice when the weather breaks.


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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #131 on: Dec 30, 2017, 09:39 AM »
wishful thinking... :(  ok  looks like new years eve will be more tolerable.  found a good inside project for today...

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #132 on: Dec 30, 2017, 11:05 PM »
Thinking of going out to the Strap tomorrow.. How's the fishing going? Looking for the eyes

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #133 on: Dec 31, 2017, 07:58 PM »
Pretty slow afternoon/evening north end.hunkered down in the flip couple small perch and 1- 15” walleye made it top side couple more did not. nice to get out of the house. Looks like we’re out of the deep freeze for awhile.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #134 on: Jan 01, 2018, 07:52 PM »
Was out from about 1-5pm this afternoon in front of Shields.  Marked lots of fish (constant) from about 1-3:30pm no bites no takers.  Seemed to be most interested in the Pink Rip n Rap with a half minnow.  Tried other lures on the fly but only seemed to come around when the Pink Rip n Rap was used.  Was in about 24-26 feet of water.  Slowed down after 3:30pm, had to get back into town so left by 5pm.
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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #135 on: Jan 03, 2018, 12:15 PM »
I am excited, I get to hit the ice with a local from shields on Friday morning. I haven't been to the strap in many many years. He has a fancy new shanty with I large hole and they cut the ice block out instead of using regular 8" or 10" holes. Here's to hoping I stay topside!

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #136 on: Jan 03, 2018, 07:58 PM »
Two of us were out today, and tried 4 different places.  Lot's of nibbles, just not biting.  Ended up with 11 perch.  It seems the fish are there, just not biting. 

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #137 on: Jan 04, 2018, 04:18 PM »
Got out with a couple buddies today started out early am towards the north end we picked up 3 walleyes early walking holes 17 fow.nothing more after a couple hours in that area. Moved down to south end and we got into a nice little perch bite.. well they did I couldnít land a fish today. Couldnít stay for an evening fish. But I will be doing a solo trip same areas tomorrow. Great time spent with friends.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #138 on: Jan 06, 2018, 09:00 AM »
did get out yesterday south of the boat launches. picked a few small perch early afternoon and a couple walleyes at primetime.1 at 17" and 1 released.and 2 pike. same areas as we caught the day before. definitely more aggressive the last couple days with the weather change. heading back out this afternoon to see if those bigger non committal marks that came through change their minds . then a full day at deifenbaker tomorrow.

Offline Sparetimeangler

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #139 on: Jan 06, 2018, 10:48 AM »
Let us know what the ice is like on deif, ive heard its at least a foot now but you know what they say about assuming. Lol

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #140 on: Jan 10, 2018, 07:54 AM »
buddy and i were south of Evans road yesterday afternoon and evening walking holes in deep water. from 1 till 630 and did well on the perch and walleyes finished up the day catching 4 pike 1 was 7 lbs 30 perch and 7 walleyes. 2 walleyes were 22". pretty decent day i would say.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #141 on: Jan 10, 2018, 08:59 AM »
Good work Klein thatís a great day at strap Iíd have to say.
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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #142 on: Jan 10, 2018, 09:49 AM »
excellent work klem, you guys had a great day for sure. not to many people fish that area. i've had some good days over the years down towards the misfeldts camp ground area. sometimes getting away from the crowds pays off.

Offline Tech By Trade

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #143 on: Jan 10, 2018, 10:05 AM »
Not too shabby at all. I have never tried in the winter, but we do have some of our best luck there in the soft water months. Perhaps worth a try.

Offline Churchill River

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #144 on: Jan 10, 2018, 11:18 AM »
Nice catch Klem.  We fished South of Evans this past Saturday and the perch were just starting to bite.  We kept 7 perch, the smallest was 11 inches and the largest was 13 1/2 inches.  We picked up one 18 inch Walleye also.

Then we went to Last Mountain Lake (Triple T and Etters) on Monday.  And the fishing there made the Strap look like a hot spot.  Only picked up 2 perch, 1 pike.

Offline EVAN NIM

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #145 on: Jan 11, 2018, 01:34 PM »
can you access the lake from Evans road? how deep of water were you catching these big perch in?! just curious

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #146 on: Jan 11, 2018, 02:01 PM »
Evan, you can't get on the lake from Evans Road.  You will have to come through the park, and get on at the boat launches.  We have caught perch in that area in 22 to 26 fow.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #147 on: Jan 11, 2018, 02:32 PM »
oh. so you are on the east side of the lake then?

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #148 on: Jan 11, 2018, 03:44 PM »
Yes, you will be on the East side when you get on the Lake.  We have fished just South of the boat launches, on the East side all the way down to the sunken road.  We also fish the West side close or to the South of the sunken road.  It seems a person has to move around this year.  But we usually always fish in 22 to 26 fow wherever we fish.  The perch is this area have all been jumbos this year.  The times we have fished the North end (that's North of the causeway), we find them smaller this year.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #149 on: Jan 11, 2018, 03:45 PM »
Thanks allot for the info.. I typically only fished the North End in the winter.
Good luck, and thanks again.

 



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