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ripnflutter

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Blackstrap 2017-2018
« on: Nov 05, 2017, 05:42 PM »
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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #1 on: Nov 06, 2017, 07:05 AM »
 Drove across the causeway and seen open water to the south and to the north. There is some shoreline ice forming in places but still lots of open water. Went through the park and right about where the ski hill is and and south from there the whole lake is locked up as far as I could see.went down the boat launches and walked out 10-15 feet and spudded a hole to find 1-2 ď of ice. So it could be fishable 3-5 ď by next weekend.if the weather holds. Did not bother checking out the north end but I would suspect still open with the wind direction the way itís been. Someone else might chime in on that. Anyway Iím hopeful for next weekend.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #2 on: Nov 08, 2017, 04:25 PM »
Hi Rip:

Thanks for the first report on the ice.  I am off Mule Deer hunting this coming weekend and then was going out to check the ice around the 14th or 15th.  Sounds like we might be able to walk out.

I hope all people posting on here had a good summer and are ready for the winter season.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #3 on: Nov 09, 2017, 06:44 PM »
All my gears were passed the test late afternoon today. I found 4" of black ice at the south end of Blackstrap, and 1" of fluffy snow cover. Ice was slightly thinner by the shore (~3.5"). Have fun and safe weekend  :)

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #4 on: Nov 09, 2017, 07:06 PM »
Fishing was fair.



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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #5 on: Nov 10, 2017, 06:43 AM »
good job T.F. nice way to start off the hard water season. had plans for today myself but the crazy wind says otherwise. geared up for tomorrow. unless of course the wind dies down for a late afternoon fish..lol

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #6 on: Nov 10, 2017, 07:14 AM »
Is that a Chubby Darter ToonFisher?

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #7 on: Nov 10, 2017, 08:40 AM »
A five year old Lindy darter, cheaper than chubby darter.  Walleye likes it, especially during sunset ambush.
Wind was bad, but my bib is great.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #8 on: Nov 10, 2017, 10:06 AM »
Thanks for that. I'll tuck that bit of good info away for later.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #9 on: Nov 11, 2017, 01:18 AM »
Met a buddy out today. Had a good 41/2-5 inches of hard black ice. Fished in 10-23 FOW. Was seeing some good marks in the 12’ range. We guessed they were whitefish.  Managed to “break the ice” sorry, and connected on a eater walleye in 22 FOW.  Great to be out there.  We were only 50 yards of shore. 
Get outside.  It does a body and mind good!

ripnflutter

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #10 on: Nov 12, 2017, 08:53 AM »
got out yesterday for a few hours mostly in safe ice search mode checking different areas. was finding safe 5-6" in most places on the south end of the lake . there is some bad/weak ice around in places so take your time. lack of snow on the lake helps. going for an evening fish tonight.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #11 on: Nov 12, 2017, 09:34 AM »
Northend was open until last Wednesday in front of the golf course!

Careful out there folks.

I hope the ice fishing will be better than the 2017 open water fishing.  Water level is really low and the lake was really green.

Good to see familiar names on the forum.  Hope everyone is well?

ToonFisher

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #12 on: Nov 12, 2017, 01:34 PM »
5" of black ice plus some white ice on top at stretches. Fishing was slower this morning. Only 2 keeper walleye at 16-17".

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #13 on: Nov 12, 2017, 01:55 PM »
Nice going TF looking for the same outcome tonight.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #14 on: Nov 12, 2017, 07:34 PM »
Got out for a few hours tonight on Evans road it was a beautiful evening to be out. Bite was slow or non existent for the first 1 1/2 hours then started showing up around 5. Ended the evening with 3 walleye 1 keeper 2 released missed 1or2 and to my amazement a burbot on the flag...lol it was also released. Great evening.

ToonFisher

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #15 on: Nov 12, 2017, 08:57 PM »
Really amazing to see burbot once in a while at blackstrap. 

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #16 on: Nov 12, 2017, 09:00 PM »
First one in probably 20 years for me out of the strap.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #17 on: Nov 13, 2017, 09:32 PM »
Went out this afternoon on a whim.  Met up with Rip.  We were getting lots of marks on the flasher but nothing committed.  Thanks to him and a couple others BAHDS who helped me out getting my van back up the hill to the main road on the parking lot. 
Get outside.  It does a body and mind good!

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #18 on: Nov 14, 2017, 11:04 AM »
Went out this afternoon on a whim.  Met up with Rip.  We were getting lots of marks on the flasher but nothing committed.  Thanks to him and a couple others BAHDS who helped me out getting my van back up the hill to the main road on the parking lot.
My van gave me a lot of scares over the years, and extra work for fellow fishermen.

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Re: Blackstrap 2017-2018
« Reply #19 on: Nov 16, 2017, 06:51 AM »
Fished by the park entrance yesterday 3-6 . Caught a couple keeper walleye , lost 1 at the hole , had 1 other bite. Ice was 6-7 inches.

 


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