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Offline EVAN NIM

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #180 on: Jan 20, 2018, 09:05 AM »
do guys usually find better luck on the east or west side of the lake around Evans road..

Offline Churchill River

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #181 on: Jan 20, 2018, 09:50 AM »
By the number of shacks/pop ups, I would say the West side.  There are a few on the East side.  We have tried both
over the years and find the West side better.  But it seems this year a guy has to move around and drill lot's of holes, as
others have said on here......I prefer summer trolling to winter trolling, but a guy has to do what is he has to do.

Offline ripnflutter

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #182 on: Jan 23, 2018, 09:08 AM »
fish are all over the lake. just got to put in some time and move till you find them. i personally don't fish in crowds. i like to be on the move. i find the less activity top side the better. some might disagree.

Offline darrenf442

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #183 on: Jan 23, 2018, 11:52 AM »
I have found over the years that there are many other places in that lake that hold more fish then that sunken road.  I don't even bother with it.

Offline deringer

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #184 on: Jan 23, 2018, 08:30 PM »
What rip said I like fishing with buddies but seems soon as people see ya catch them try and crowd ya.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #185 on: Jan 24, 2018, 08:25 AM »
They don't even need to see you catch something  ::). I like to try new spots and stay mobile but it seems like if I hunker down in one area for more than 2 hours. Someone will pull up 20 yards away and start slugging holes right at prime time scaring off any walleyes that were in the area. What really drives me up a wall is they pull up and start using one of your holes.

Offline Larry Fisher

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #186 on: Jan 24, 2018, 08:51 AM »
People use your holes?? WOW! They must be from Ontario. Apparently that is common there.

Offline BlueDevil

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #187 on: Jan 24, 2018, 08:52 AM »
They don't even need to see you catch something  ::). I like to try new spots and stay mobile but it seems like if I hunker down in one area for more than 2 hours. Someone will pull up 20 yards away and start slugging holes right at prime time scaring off any walleyes that were in the area. What really drives me up a wall is they pull up and start using one of your holes.

I believe itís bad luck to fish out of a hole you didnít drill yourself unless itís with friends or was offered to you! ;)
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Offline darrenf442

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #188 on: Jan 24, 2018, 09:58 AM »
No matter summer or winter people want to fish 2 feet away from you. Guess they figure if your all alone you must be in a honey hole that took you years to find.  And they just bought new fishing gear so why not camp out beside you. I havent been one the ice in 2 years but when i did i was the guy in the middle of no where.  If someone said what the hell is that guy doing away over there ... that was me.   One of these days ill get back on the ice.

Offline Tech By Trade

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #189 on: Jan 24, 2018, 11:25 AM »
Oh god, tell me about it. I was fishing dief last summer, found a nice little honey hole, the eyes were deep. Every troll in my loop would bag one. Some asshole in a tub started following my exact circle. ****censored word****ing guy left when he couldn't catch a cold in in my spot. Its a big lake, no need for that garbage. Not sure what he was using but it wasn't my old faithful. Surprised he didn't have a pair of binocs to get a closer look at my rig when I was pulling up eyes. Should have started whipping crapties around his tub. Not sure but I think aluminum would stand up better than fiberglass in a battle.

Offline Dooman

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #190 on: Jan 24, 2018, 11:31 AM »
i was taught that spying and stealing spots is fishing 101, always got my binocs lol, i dont move right in on people though, wait til they leave.
"Some people fish their whole lives without realizing it isn't fish they are after"

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #191 on: Jan 24, 2018, 12:02 PM »
Or how about when someone thinks or hears your catching fish so they drill 4 holes right in front of the door of your shanty. Thatís what happened to me last winter.
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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #192 on: Jan 24, 2018, 06:34 PM »
For that lake you almost need to set a decoy tent up with a recording of a few guys catching fish every few minutes to attract the lazy fishermen. Then go set up another tent were you actually want to fish.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #193 on: Jan 24, 2018, 08:03 PM »
To add to this discussion - today my buddy and I said let's just try the middle of the lake (North end). We have been to all the hot spots of last year with minimal results. Our gamble was rewarded with a decent bite of perch and a good fish story. With a larger walleye aggressively approaching his lure, a big perch flashed into camera view winning the race to the bait. No happy ending to this one though, the perch let go and the walleye swam away. Best perch of the keepers was 11.5 inches.
Today it paid to separate ourselves from the crowd.

Offline Churchill River

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #194 on: Jan 25, 2018, 06:57 PM »
Just got back from a beautiful day on the Strap.  Tried Evans road first thing in the morning for 2 hours and then moved to the North end as we were planning a shore lunch.  Only caught one 11 1/2 and one 13 inch perch at Evans road.

Then caught a good dozen perch and a 4 lb walleye, at the North end before we had our shore lunch.  Then we went to check out the back bay entrance at Blackrock.  It is good, little drop, but I drove off and then back on with no problem.  Tried a couple spots in that area for a hour with no luck.

Then went back to our shack and only fished for about a hour catching a few more perch and then cleaned the rest of our fish and headed home.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #195 on: Jan 26, 2018, 07:16 AM »
nice work churchill, i'm looking to get on the ice this weekend. been busy with the home reno,s. great to see some snow cover.

Offline Churchill River

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #196 on: Jan 26, 2018, 10:47 AM »
As I said before, we don't catch many at Evans road, but they are all those big jumbos (11 to 13 3/4 inches....is what we have been catching).  Plus we usually pick up a walleye or 2 in the morning (not this time though, but caught the 4 pounder at the North end).

They are still hitting in spurts at the North end. But seem to be on people's flashers/cameras all the time.  In the past Feb was always the slow month, maybe this year will be different and end up being a good month.

Offline darrenf442

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #197 on: Jan 27, 2018, 06:35 PM »
You never hear people fishing the very south end, but all close to one area at the south end ive caught a 15 1/4 inch perch and a 28 inch walleye in the summer, my only 3 whitefish in winter and i pike so big the tip up line got tangles up and it pulled a quik strike rig apart - in the winter. Head had to be 6 inches across 

Offline modano9

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #198 on: Jan 27, 2018, 06:36 PM »
Is this still accessible by truck with all the snow??

Offline Churchill River

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #199 on: Jan 27, 2018, 08:00 PM »
I just got back from the Strap.  Had to fish myself today.  Started at the North end close to Shields and only caught 1/2 dozen small throw backs from 8:30 to 1.  So packed up and went to Evans Road.  Both the North end access and the boat launches are doable by car still, so with a truck no problem.  No problem driving around both ends.  And I went off the back bay (Blackrock), to get to the park...no problem getting on and off there also.

There was a convention going on at Evans Road so I tried in front of the boat launches for a while with just a few bites.  So moved to the West side to the North of Evans road a bit past the crowd around 2:30 and hit a honey hole....from 2:30 to 4:45 landed 16 jumbo perch.....1/2 of them are still in the lake as I only wanted 8 for supper tomorrow night as company is coming.  Just can't understand the difference in size between that area and the North end.  Didn't catch any small ones, all the jumbos I threw back were told that I would be back for them next week.  We do catch some jumbos at the North end, but 80% of them are throw backs.

Maybe things are picking up.  Hope everyone else had a good day. 

Offline modano9

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #200 on: Jan 27, 2018, 08:10 PM »
Thanks Churchill!! The strap is relatively new to me as Iím used to fishing northern lakes most deschambault but need to learn the winter walleye on blackstrap. Iíve heard it can be challenging

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #201 on: Jan 27, 2018, 08:13 PM »
Got out today for a afternoon/evening fish hit a few spots south of the causeway. Ended the day with a couple walleyes to bring home and 2 perch . And the smallest pike Iíve ever seen hit a lure. Buddy was over at Evans road and had walleyes on the ice also. Going to try an early, early morning trip see whatís moving around ?

Offline Churchill River

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #202 on: Jan 27, 2018, 08:31 PM »
Ok, have to ask....your not Mike Modano?

I imagine you have been into Skeekiebuck (pretty sure I spelled it wrong), as we have caught lot's of Walleyes over the years.

We target perch, but the areas we fish hold walleye also.  Never caught one today, but usually always catch a couple each time out.  The perch are all over, but they are being tight lipped this winter.  Cameras and flashers always show fish but hard to get them to bite this winter so far.

Just move around and drill lot's of holes.  I only had to try 4 areas and drill 30 holes today.....lol

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #203 on: Jan 27, 2018, 09:13 PM »
Nice to meet you Churchill. I'm the fella that was setting up at evans road later in the afternoon when you came up and talked with me. After you took off, Damon came out of his shack next to me and told me who you were. lol

Offline modano9

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #204 on: Jan 27, 2018, 09:50 PM »
Lol no mike mods no here just was a fan of his yes Iíve been into the ďskeekĒ but actually prefer the big d as we normally do pretty good. Thanks for the info for the strap we donít usually keep a lot of fish just love to be out

Offline Churchill River

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #205 on: Jan 27, 2018, 10:02 PM »
Hi Gibsons:  Nice to put a face to a name.  We talked last year on the board and via pm's.


Offline Churchill River

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #206 on: Jan 27, 2018, 10:24 PM »
Hey,  fan of Mike's ....did you get the private message I sent you?

Offline modano9

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #207 on: Jan 28, 2018, 08:43 AM »
Good morning Churchill actually I did not receive any pm but Iím trying to go into my shanty account Iím not sure if I have my sask tel email( which I canceled) or my Shaw account Iíll let you know

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #208 on: Jan 29, 2018, 07:45 AM »
it was a slow morning yesterday tried the early bite nothing going on for bites smaller marks were showing up. only fished till 10am. hopefully get out for some late afternoon/evenings this week. back to the reno's lol.

Offline Churchill River

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #209 on: Jan 31, 2018, 06:43 PM »
No brave soles that went out yesterday or today?  We might go Friday.

 



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