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Offline ripnflutter

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Blackstrap 2018/19
« on: Nov 10, 2018, 03:24 PM »
Checking ice conditions today south of the causeway boat launch area and Evans road and found 2-4” in most areas checked 30- 40 yards from shore.Some soft looking areas around tried to stay mostly on the safe black ice. Did not make it down to the north end or blackrock. lines will be wet tomorrow. Good luck everyone be safe.  ;D

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #1 on: Nov 10, 2018, 03:33 PM »
Thanks Rip for starting the forum for this yer.  And for the report.

I think I will wet my line on Monday, if you don't fall through tomorrow :)

But 3 inches is enough to walk out on.


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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #2 on: Nov 11, 2018, 12:09 PM »
New to the forum here and fairly new to blackstrap fishing. Avid ice fishermen though :)

Checked out Blackstrap north on Saturday. Its frozen but very slushy and unsafe. Do not attempt this week! Glad to see there is some solid ice on the south end!

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #3 on: Nov 12, 2018, 12:12 PM »
3 inch of ice at the south dam this morning.


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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #4 on: Nov 12, 2018, 05:54 PM »
Spent the day out in front of the boat launches 23 fow 4” ice lots of perch action in sperts throughout the day and 1- 2lb pike. Will be checking different areas this week.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #5 on: Nov 12, 2018, 06:58 PM »
We got out today at 12:30 and fished until 3:30 just off the South side of Evans road in 22 to 24 fow.  Ended up catching 20 some
perch and one 4lb pike. Not bad for mid afternoon bite.  We kept 10 for supper (5 each).  I was home at 4:30, fish in the frying pan at 5:30.....mmmmmm, so good.

It was good to see a mixture of sizes, from 4 inches to 12 1/2 inches.  We had a good 3 inches to just under 4 inches of ice in most holes.
There is about 3/4 of snow cover on the lake, so cleats were needed for the other 1/4.

Noticed Rip in front of the boat launches, and sounds like he had a good day also.


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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #6 on: Nov 13, 2018, 04:31 PM »
South end was good on Monday. 14 FOW. Around 25 marks on the marcum, couple pike landed and quite a few hits. 4 inches of ice. Still a bit soft on shore.

Anyone have some good advice for perch on blackstrap? I would love to get into some. Really hoping to spend a lot of time on the lake this winter.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #7 on: Nov 13, 2018, 05:56 PM »
I tried to PM you churchill to reply to your message. Your inbox is full!

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #8 on: Nov 14, 2018, 07:03 PM »
I was out by myself today, fishing in the same holes as we fished on Monday.  The morning bite
was terrible.  Only a few nibbles, and a couple of small perch, they weren't aggressive today.  It picked up in the afternoon and
I ended up catching 20 plus.  I only had 3 good sharp bites all day, the rest of the time they were
just mouthing and sucking on the eye.  Picked up a 3 lb pike. 

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #9 on: Nov 14, 2018, 08:25 PM »
Nice!! good work out there. Excited to get out this weekend. 

How’s the ice looking with this warm spell?

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #10 on: Nov 14, 2018, 08:30 PM »
It was about the same today as Monday.  Good thing it was cloudy today.  There wasn't any snow melt to
speak of, and no water on top of the ice.  Thursday and especially Friday night will thicken it up a little more.


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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #11 on: Nov 15, 2018, 07:05 AM »
i also was out yesterday in the same area as my last trip. fished from 10- 530 and had non stop perch action all day. lost count on how many lots of 6-8" perch with jumbos in the mix. 2 of my biggest were on the flag hitting a full 3"minnow...nice.  no pike to speak of or walleye. but did have a few larger marks around 5 that came in for a look. it was a great day to be out weather wise also. nice temps very little wind. hard to leave an area that has action like that but will be checking a new area next trip hopefully get into some walleyes.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #12 on: Nov 15, 2018, 09:08 AM »
Awesome! Sounds like an exciting day!

What area were you fishing?

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #13 on: Nov 15, 2018, 09:20 AM »
Scrollll up.

Offline Churchill River

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #14 on: Nov 15, 2018, 06:24 PM »
Two of us fished today from 12:30 to 4.  It was a little slower then the past few days.  But still
ended up with 20.  They were hitting very lightly again today. 

So far this week, ourselves and Rip are the only brave (or stupid), ones out there.  The weekend should
have more people.  With a good freeze tonight and all day tomorrow and Friday night, it would be really safe
guys.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #15 on: Nov 17, 2018, 03:39 PM »
Did a morning trip over to blackrock (big bay) and found a fairly consistent 5” of ice but some areas that had 3” mostly on the white cloudy areas. Did not do any hole hopping The wind and temps were brutal. Found 22 fow and locked down the flip cranked the heat and settled in from 8 til 12. Visibility in the water where i was fishing was around 2’. Started marking fish right away and was fairly steady til I left. They weren’t to overly aggressive went with noise and flash because of the dirty water maybe it was to much.? Finished the morning with 3 jumbo perch again hitting a full 3” minnow on the bobber/deadstick. 2 walleyes and I think 6 pike nothing over 3 lbs. missed some and some got off maxing out on the hook set hitting the top of the shelter  :%$#!:. Anyway decent morning. Have another one planned tomorrow somewhere.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #16 on: Nov 17, 2018, 04:19 PM »
So Ripnflutter or anyone else for that matter could you tell me if that black rock / big bay is across from shields . Thanks

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #17 on: Nov 17, 2018, 05:06 PM »
Yes, that is the big bay across from the far South end of Shields.  You can drive around and come down to the shoreline and walk
on.  Some years we are able to drive on, once the ice is safe.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #18 on: Nov 17, 2018, 05:22 PM »
Rip, does it look like we will be able to drive on this year from Blackrock?
Or is there to much of a drop?

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #19 on: Nov 17, 2018, 06:03 PM »
Yeah still a big drop off. Need snow to pack the shoreline.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #20 on: Nov 17, 2018, 06:25 PM »
Thanks Rip

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #21 on: Nov 17, 2018, 06:38 PM »
Ok thanks for the reply

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #22 on: Nov 18, 2018, 02:34 PM »
Fished in front of the south boat launch for a few hours this morning.  Found some perch and small jack.  Not hot action but still caught.  Perch were roaming, 16-25 fow.  Watch out for the small heave starting by shore, almost got a booter when I broke through.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #23 on: Nov 18, 2018, 03:54 PM »
Made the decision for another trip to blackrock this morning fished from 730 til 1130. Hooked up on some walleyes early on and a few perch. most were taking on the bobber/deadstick. they did not want a lot of movement this morning.the pike started coming in around 930 and continued on til the end catching another 6 or 7 all in the 2 lb range. Lots of action in the deeper water 22’ in the trough. Ice conditions are good for walking for now.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #24 on: Nov 18, 2018, 04:11 PM »
is the bobber for perch or walleye?

I am interested in trying this method

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #25 on: Nov 18, 2018, 04:37 PM »
is the bobber for perch or walleye?

I am interested in trying this method
works for both..

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #26 on: Nov 18, 2018, 06:54 PM »
You guys are all giving me the itch.... I gotta get out.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #27 on: Nov 18, 2018, 09:05 PM »
I guess you will need warm tent to use bobber

Offline ripnflutter

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #28 on: Nov 19, 2018, 06:52 AM »
I guess you will need warm tent to use bobber
  yes..it helps... i like using the bobber you can keep the bail open and let the fish take for awhile if you need or just happen to step outside for a bit .

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #29 on: Nov 19, 2018, 05:01 PM »
 kind of the same as using a bell on a deadstick...i think?  just a strike indicator, one way or another.  depends if you prefer audio or visual.  i like the bell but after a few, long days on the ice i'll be walking through the mall at christmas time then all of a sudden think i've got a bite  ;D

 anyone still fish out from the pumphouse northwest from the causeway?

 



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