Author Topic: Blackstrap 2018/19  (Read 35526 times)

Offline EVAN NIM

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #240 on: Jan 20, 2019, 11:41 PM »
Looked to be I was the last or one of the last off the lake tonight
Nothing but lookers until around 5 pm and I switched to Something ive nevee used before... thats when it all happened

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #241 on: Jan 21, 2019, 12:52 PM »
Looked to be I was the last or one of the last off the lake tonight
Nothing but lookers until around 5 pm and I switched to Something ive nevee used before... thats when it all happened

What got their attention?
Get outside.  It does a body and mind good!

Offline EVAN NIM

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #242 on: Jan 21, 2019, 01:47 PM »
Of all things I decided to try a small glow in the dark jig head with a minnow tail.. The bight seemed very soft yesterday afternoon into the evening.. im not sure if it was the higher pressure, moon weather etc. but it was cloudy with low light so maybe that's the reason the glow was working.. They were picking them off near bottom, just tapping it.

I'm no perch whisperer, but it worked very well.. Last night I likely caught the biggest perch I ever have. I got 3 at 13" I rushed to get one back in the water that was over 13" but no photos as my phone was dead , the girth was unreal..! Very pumped.. Not often you get perch pulling drag..!
I released them all, hopefully some of these big ones full of eggs can make it until spring..

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #243 on: Jan 21, 2019, 09:37 PM »
Didn't get out until 11:30 today and fished South of Evans Road until 5:15.  Lot's of action most of the day, with very
light hits.  Took home 7 for the pan.




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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #244 on: Jan 21, 2019, 09:47 PM »
Glad to see you guys are still having success. Our new addition is unfortunately keeping me at home with new parent duties. Hopefully the baby will mature enough to allow me a little ice time before the season ends.


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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #245 on: Jan 21, 2019, 09:53 PM »
Hey Speck, what about the other addition you were talking about.....did she say "YES"?????

Very nice looking Lab, shouldn't be hard to find a babysitter, so you can hit the Strap.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #246 on: Jan 22, 2019, 06:01 AM »
Affirmative Church. Might need a bigger boat.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #247 on: Jan 22, 2019, 09:32 AM »
Speck, you said she loves Lab's and fishing.  Didn't your son ask to see a picture of her boat, before their first date? 

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #248 on: Jan 22, 2019, 10:00 AM »
Of all things I decided to try a small glow in the dark jig head with a minnow tail.. The bight seemed very soft yesterday afternoon into the evening.. im not sure if it was the higher pressure, moon weather etc. but it was cloudy with low light so maybe that's the reason the glow was working.. They were picking them off near bottom, just tapping it.

I'm no perch whisperer, but it worked very well.. Last night I likely caught the biggest perch I ever have. I got 3 at 13" I rushed to get one back in the water that was over 13" but no photos as my phone was dead , the girth was unreal..! Very pumped.. Not often you get perch pulling drag..!
I released them all, hopefully some of these big ones full of eggs can make it until spring..

EVAN NIM Good job on releasing big perch not a lot of people do that.  :thumbsup:

Offline Ryanshirley24

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #249 on: Jan 22, 2019, 01:08 PM »
How is the ice now that we had a decent snow? Should a guy bring shovels?

Offline EVAN NIM

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #250 on: Jan 22, 2019, 03:41 PM »
still very easy to get around, not much snow cover at all, in saying that there are a lot of hard drifter scattered around the lake.
couple photos leaving the lake Sunday night, a bit of a fog or light snow rolled in, kind of a cool photo.





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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #251 on: Jan 22, 2019, 03:48 PM »
Some of the shacks got snow blown in around them.  You might have to shovel a bit to move your shack.

I think we had way more wind then snow, so it didn't have a chance in H of staying on the ice.

There probably is more clear ice, then snow covered ice.  The West side has a little more snow then the rest of the lake.  But
nothing you should get stuck in.  There is plenty of clear spots you can drive around the hard packed snow drifts if you don't
have a 4X4. 

Offline Churchill River

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #252 on: Jan 22, 2019, 03:51 PM »
Oh also, for the entrance at the North boat launch.  No snow build up at all.  Cars could still drive on as of yesterday, as we have seen
some cars on the lake.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #253 on: Jan 22, 2019, 07:31 PM »
Just back from one-hourish sunset perch fishing down the north launch of the park. Yes, the jumbos turn on around sunset. There is mostly uncovered ice as long as you stay away from shore and a few piles. There are quite a few trucks on ice.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #254 on: Jan 26, 2019, 05:16 PM »
Just chilled out yesterday Sat it out in the shelter no interest in moving around. perch were still active all day as were a few pike including this 34” fatty. 0 walleyes again although a couple bigger targets showing up ?


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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #255 on: Jan 26, 2019, 06:48 PM »
Nice fish rip 👍

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #256 on: Jan 27, 2019, 08:16 AM »
beauty pike rip

Thats a perch stealer right there

Offline Churchill River

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #257 on: Jan 27, 2019, 09:29 AM »
That was a nice Pike Rip.... :clap:

We started out yesterday morning at the North end for the first time this year.  Fished the first 1 1/2 hours
in shallower water for Walleye.  No Walleye, caught 2 small Pike and couple small Perch.  Moved to deeper
water had had lot's of Perch action.  Went back to the South side to our shack to fry up shore lunch with the 6
Perch we kept.  Then finished off the day on the South side.  We talked to 3 or 4 groups and they said the morning
was good, but the afternoon shut down, as we found out also...only caught and released 6 perch.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #258 on: Jan 27, 2019, 10:30 AM »
I marked some lookers while fishing for perch warring 430ish. No bite.

Offline EVAN NIM

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #259 on: Jan 28, 2019, 09:18 PM »
Went out for a while monday.. brr
The heater stopped working so it ended our evening quick... managed 4 jumbos in our short time out






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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #260 on: Jan 29, 2019, 02:36 PM »
The fish are smarter than I am today.   The boss at work had been asking me for weeks to hit the ice so we booked today off a couple weeks ago.  -30, but the shack is toasty with the bug buddy heater.   Missed one jack, no flags and saw maybe 3 perch on camera all day.

Offline Churchill River

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #261 on: Jan 29, 2019, 04:28 PM »
Well jpicks, they say fish is brain food.  So you would have to assume that fish are pretty smart.  And we have all been out smarted by them.

Offline klem

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #262 on: Jan 30, 2019, 03:30 PM »
Made the trip yesterday with the -30 temperature but you go when you can go. Wasn’t to bad after setting up and heater going. Not much action for perch but the northerns were biting we caught 6 biggest was about 5 pounds.

Offline Churchill River

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #263 on: Jan 31, 2019, 09:14 PM »
Beautiful day on the Strap today.  No wind until about 5.  I caught 20, but it seemed like the slowest day for me.  Very light bites,
and no size.  Wind moving in and then cold for a straight week, not looking good for getting out.

Offline Churchill River

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #264 on: Jan 31, 2019, 10:40 PM »
One bonus today for me was catching a Blue Perch.  I have caught a number of Blue Walleye up at camp over the years.  But this
was my first Blue Perch ever.  I have also been lucky enough to catch a Silver Pike up North.  Here are some interesting quotes:

State fisheries biologist Gerald Albert, who has netted and sampled thousands of yellow perch, says that “the odds of catching ["a blue one"] are really millions to 1.''

Here is a picture off of the web:

https://www.google.ca/search?q=picture+of+blue+perch&client=safari&channel=iphone_bm&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=8B0mIIElQTkXIM%253A%252ChbD0ndCwNLmUJM%252C_&usg=AI4_-kTmAq9c1Qvg3jcH3VjuRck4_9df-Q&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiChqH42pngAhXJsVQKHbvYCAEQ9QEwCXoECAUQFg&biw=1280&bih=668#imgdii=aZQZ5C5XdB0rOM:&imgrc=8B0mIIElQTkXIM:




Has anyone ever catch a Blue Perch in Blackstrap or any other lake for that matter?




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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #265 on: Feb 01, 2019, 08:16 PM »
Made it out yesterday....Lots of perch rushing in and that's it. With this cold streak on us get your extensions ready,ice took my Jiffy to the gear box.

Offline saskangler18

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #266 on: Feb 04, 2019, 10:26 AM »
I was on the lake at the south end on Saturday, it was cold and windy got one walleye about 3 lbs. Ice is very thick now

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #267 on: Feb 04, 2019, 03:47 PM »
Went out yesterday in the bitter cold. Spent the morning just south of Evans Rd with no luck. Moved in front of the boat launches in the afternoon. Slower day but still landed bout a dozen perch. Just need someone to turn off this deep freeze!!

Offline EVAN NIM

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #268 on: Feb 04, 2019, 05:58 PM »
How was getting around on the lake for snow and drifts?

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #269 on: Feb 04, 2019, 07:57 PM »
Getting around was fine. Not too much snow on the ice at all. Considering the snowfall we got.

 



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