Author Topic: Blackstrap 2018/19  (Read 35484 times)

Offline Wissel

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #270 on: Feb 05, 2019, 12:47 PM »
Is this a good access to the lake? (51.769585, -106.457177) safe to drive on with truck I assume? thanks!




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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #271 on: Feb 05, 2019, 01:00 PM »
Is this a good access to the lake? (51.769585, -106.457177) safe to drive on with truck I assume? thanks!




yep

Offline EVAN NIM

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #272 on: Feb 05, 2019, 02:11 PM »
whytie -- do you mind changing your profile photo.. your giant walleye is starting to affect my physcy .. I feel like I will need counseling soon..

Offline Twistedhook

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #273 on: Feb 06, 2019, 07:23 AM »
So what happened to the pictures of the "Blue Perch"?

Offline Churchill River

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #274 on: Feb 06, 2019, 10:22 AM »






Offline EVAN NIM

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #275 on: Feb 06, 2019, 12:57 PM »
likely 30" plus of ice now? I assume will be needing an extension by the weekend?

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #276 on: Feb 06, 2019, 10:28 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.


Cute pup speckspotter. ;D
They will be a great buddy on all your outdoor adventures. ;)

Good to see you guys are still finding them at Blackstrap. @)

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #277 on: Feb 07, 2019, 05:10 PM »
Thought I would take a pic of this and post it. was up at the post office bulletin board. ice fishing tournament supposedly to be held at the strap. For those who didn’t know.


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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #278 on: Feb 08, 2019, 02:51 PM »
Thanks Water Wolf. Clay was watching me work on a project in the garage, and chose to park in my otter sled full of ice fishing gear. I guess we are both anxious for the weather to improve.


Offline EVAN NIM

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #279 on: Feb 08, 2019, 05:09 PM »
I notice your heavy rubber mat,
does that help at all keep the draft/cold air from the ice ? or just for walking around without a helmet

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #280 on: Feb 08, 2019, 06:24 PM »
The mat is mainly a safety thing. The Big Buddy heater can make the surface inside the pop up pretty slick after a few hours. I like to have my chair on the mat so I can get to the holes without worrying about a big whoopsie daisy. I helps keep gloves and other dropped gear dry as well.

Offline Gregarius

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #281 on: Feb 10, 2019, 12:38 AM »
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.

Any tips you can share on location and or lures for pike at Blackstrap? My partner and I have been skunked twice now.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #282 on: Feb 10, 2019, 09:39 AM »
Right on rip i was gonna post it is well but see you did. The tourney is on the north side of the lake by shields to my knowledge. No shacks no sonar and cant drill your own hole so its all in how you wiggle your worm. Surprised perch are still pretty steady with this cold. Ya gotta drill a few more holes to look for em but omce you.find em your good to go.  Stay warm everyone.

Offline Majic_Fish

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #283 on: Feb 10, 2019, 07:30 PM »
Went out from noon-4:30 today. Slower day but still landed a few in front of the launches again. Tried out my new clam flip over shelter. Loved it. Easy to hole hop and stay warm. Haven’t fished the north end yet this winter. Am I missing anything good?? Hard to try different spots when this one keeps on producing lol. Although I would like to hit up on some walleye one of these days. Any hints on where the walleye are feeding??!!

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #284 on: Feb 11, 2019, 01:44 PM »
Out for a few hours today 10-1:30
Got my 2 personal best perch- both releaded, the one must have been absolutly packed with eggs

Ice is 30”
The photos are bad









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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #285 on: Feb 11, 2019, 03:40 PM »
did that monster perch roll up the rim, how did he do

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #286 on: Feb 11, 2019, 03:51 PM »
  ;D

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #287 on: Feb 12, 2019, 07:48 AM »
The mat is mainly a safety thing. The Big Buddy heater can make the surface inside the pop up pretty slick after a few hours. I like to have my chair on the mat so I can get to the holes without worrying about a big whoopsie daisy. I helps keep gloves and other dropped gear dry as well.

Where did pick that mat up? Cost?
Get outside.  It does a body and mind good!

Offline ryder29

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #288 on: Feb 12, 2019, 07:54 AM »
Great Perch!
I'm just trying to get another bite.

Offline Churchill River

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #289 on: Feb 12, 2019, 10:17 AM »
Was out yesterday and the North boat launch entrance is still fine for driving on and off.  No need for cleats anymore.  The morning was
impossible to see the snow drifts (it was snowing and cloudy).  Later in the day when it cleared up a bit a person can still pick his way
around the big drifts, or just keep your speed up and you can drive over or through them (little rough though).

Stayed in one spot close to the shack by the boat launches and had steady action with very light bumps.  I only caught 8.  Had lunch in my friends trailer and
watched his camera for about 45 minutes.  Perch on the camera steady, up to 7 at a time sometimes.  They would just sit there and stare at the hook, nothing we did would make them take the bait.  The ones I did catch had lot's of the blood worms in their mouth, so maybe they are full or the pressure turned them off.  Talked to a guy that fished Sunday, and he said the same thing...lot's on his camera but not takers.  So they are still
in the area, just have to wait until they turn on.  Seems like more small ones then 4 to 6 weeks ago. 

Offline EVAN NIM

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #290 on: Feb 12, 2019, 04:54 PM »
I wanted to try north of the causeway on the east side of the lake for walleye.. is there truck access there? it looks like a bit of a trail but its hard to say? I assume I can just drive on the very north end and head south then cross the lake, just wondering if theres anything in that area to avoid, or if you can drive on closer to the causeway

Offline speckspotter

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #291 on: Feb 12, 2019, 05:38 PM »
Hey Saskbucks,

The mat came from Rona in Saskatoon. They were on sale for around $25.00. They last quite a while. I have about a half dozen uses around the place for the ones I buy.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #292 on: Feb 15, 2019, 08:22 PM »
Ahhhhh nice to Be out on the ice again today after those brutal temperatures. But did Catch up on some of those home projects. Set up in the basin 26’ Fished from 12-6 and caught perch perch and more perch with a whole mix of sizes. No walleyes or pike in this area. Looking forward to some nicer weather and some march trips to deifenbaker.


Offline EVAN NIM

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #293 on: Feb 16, 2019, 07:18 AM »
Time for an extension yet??

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #294 on: Feb 16, 2019, 08:10 AM »
Time for an extension yet??
    yeah pretty well with this snow we got. i have 6" extension that i leave on from the get go then slide down to 12" if needed.           

Offline Chuckie

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #295 on: Feb 16, 2019, 09:44 PM »
Any idea what the launches are like after the snowfall today? assume they’re clear since there was hardly a wind.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #296 on: Feb 16, 2019, 10:37 PM »
I used the North boat launch today, and it has a pretty good trail on to the ice.  There were even and couple sun's that used it today.  The snow is pretty heavy with hard drifts across from the boat launches on the West side. We then went down the East shoreline past Evans road about 1/2 mile.  The East side has a lot less snow and then South of Evans road there are even a couple of bare patches of ice.  There didn't seem to be any drifts, and probably no more then 4 inches of snow.  Diving around was very easy.  Then went back to our shack across from the launches and got stuck in
a big drift that were very hard to see today with the cloud and light snow.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #297 on: Feb 17, 2019, 08:43 AM »
likely wont see many 2 wheel drive on the ice/snow for awhile. and by the amount of permy shacks across from the launch this year could be a very sloppy area come mid march. not to mention the boat launches. hopefully wont be to bad. shovels are your friend.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #298 on: Feb 17, 2019, 09:39 AM »
Thanks guys! Taking out a couple people who are brand new to the concept of ice fishing today. Wanted to hit the west side of Evans rd. but will play it safe of the east side instead.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #299 on: Feb 22, 2019, 07:40 AM »
more of the same perch action the last coupe days. not wanting the jigging rod as much as the bobber rod. and a few pike mixed in. looking forward to some sledding this weekend touring around fishing different areas and visiting some buddies on the lake.

 



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