Author Topic: Blackstrap 2018/19  (Read 36401 times)

Offline corney

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #60 on: Dec 03, 2018, 07:24 PM »
Looked like your rig there.

Offline Churchill River

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #61 on: Dec 04, 2018, 07:48 PM »
We were out front of the boat launches today, and the perch are still active.  Drilled holes in front of the North boat launch and there is a good 9 inches, also walked out to the middle of the lake and there is over 9 inches out there.  I think we will be driving on next time out.

Offline ripnflutter

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #62 on: Dec 04, 2018, 08:48 PM »
Fished north of causeway this afternoon from 12 - 530 marking perch fairly steady all afternoon not many over 8Ē but kept busy on the hookups. some Pike were also caught and a couple walleyes.


Offline Kleedahl

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #63 on: Dec 06, 2018, 07:14 AM »
 Just wondering if there is truck access on the east side of the lake by the mouth of the north bay (close to where the truck fell through last year)?

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #64 on: Dec 06, 2018, 07:37 AM »
Just wondering if there is truck access on the east side of the lake by the mouth of the north bay (close to where the truck fell through last year)?
    still a decent drop off to deal with in the main area as you follow the road down. did not check to far to the north and south of that. might be a place that,s not so steep. if you have a decent truck with some Clearance ?

Offline Kleedahl

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #65 on: Dec 06, 2018, 05:40 PM »
Just a normal half ton. Hopefully this cold weather will allow me to just drive on the ice from the north end. Any reports on ice at the far  north end?

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #66 on: Dec 08, 2018, 05:42 PM »
Made it out for a morning fish today 7-11 non stop perch action again 20 + perch and 3 walleyes Not much strategy or skill needed... find some deep water and youíll probably run into some. Great action for the the kids. Taking my daughter out tomorrow should be fun. Lots of portables out from the boat launchís probably a good place to go if youíre not familiar with the lake Iím sure their catching.

Offline Churchill River

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #67 on: Dec 08, 2018, 09:01 PM »
You are right Rip.  3 of us were over 60 perch today out front of the boat launches.  We still walked out, but next time I will be driving on.  A
good 12 inches of ice. 

Offline Pollock fish

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #68 on: Dec 09, 2018, 08:12 AM »
I was on the north end the other day after trying the bait launches In the park a few times. I was measuring 12 ish. Seemed slightly thicker than the park launch area.

How ever there was heaves by the shoreline along the road from one side rite across that you wouldnít wanna cross on foot yet.

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Offline ToonFisher

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #69 on: Dec 09, 2018, 11:48 AM »
11 inch of ice near the causeway on Saturday.

Offline wolfman17

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #70 on: Dec 10, 2018, 09:19 AM »
How has the vandalism on shacks been the last couple of years? Less or more?

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #71 on: Dec 10, 2018, 09:48 AM »
How has the vandalism on shacks been the last couple of years? Less or more?
. Same as any other year theifs donít take a break. Roll the dice take your chances.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #72 on: Dec 10, 2018, 10:45 AM »
. Same as any other year theifs donít take a break. Roll of the dice I would guess.

I guess it was a dumb question to ask. LOL

Offline Churchill River

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #73 on: Dec 10, 2018, 07:31 PM »
Two of us were out today, and drove on along with 5 other trucks.  From the North boat launch.  I would still stay
away from the South boat launch for another week or so.  No need to even try the South launch.

The two of us were a little over 50 perch, no walleye.  The bite was on from 3:45 to 5.  We left at 5 and they were
still biting left and right.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #74 on: Dec 12, 2018, 08:01 PM »
How has the vandalism on shacks been the last couple of years? Less or more?

If you lock it they will bust in.

Don't leave anything in there to steal that you are fond of.

Arseholes!

Offline BlueDevil

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #75 on: Dec 13, 2018, 08:39 AM »
When I was leaving my Shack out on Blackstrap Iíd leave the shack empty with the door latches closed but not locked.  Anyone could open it and look inside but had nothing to steal. 

Iím hoping to pop by the ĎStrap this afternoon and blast a few holes!  Stay safe everyone! :)
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Offline speckspotter

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #76 on: Dec 13, 2018, 12:31 PM »
An early morning foray off the boat launch was unproductive this morning. Plenty of marks, and pecks, but the fish were either in hit and run mode, or they were just window shopping. Nothing in the tickle trunk made them want to commit. Nice to see that there are plenty of perch down there. Next time.....

Offline ToonFisher

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #77 on: Dec 13, 2018, 02:01 PM »
Ice measured a bit thinner yesterday than last weekend. It's still over 10 inch.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #78 on: Dec 13, 2018, 02:45 PM »
mmmmmm...the ice can't be thinner......you sure it wasn't your wife doing the measuring the 2nd time :) :)

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #79 on: Dec 13, 2018, 04:42 PM »
Ice measured a bit thinner yesterday than last weekend. It's still over 10 inch.
.   This morning Iíve seen as little as 8Ē and as much as 14Ē in different areas south of the boat launches all depends where you drill.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #80 on: Dec 13, 2018, 04:45 PM »
I just count the spin of my Ion auger, then decide by 3. It was 24 two week ago, 33 last weekend, but varied between 28 and 30 yesterday. Be careful during this warm spell with vehicle.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #81 on: Dec 13, 2018, 04:56 PM »
Had a very productive few hours this morning caught over 30 perch in a few different areas south of Evans road. No walleyes or pike. Kept these 10  appetizers for Christmas supper.


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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #82 on: Dec 13, 2018, 05:01 PM »
I just count the spin of my Ion auger, then decide by 3. It was 24 two week ago, 33 last weekend, but varied between 28 and 30 yesterday. Be careful during this warm spell with vehicle.
.  Lol .. thatís hurting my head trying to read all that syfering  ;)

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #83 on: Dec 13, 2018, 05:02 PM »
Plus Temps this weekend followed by cooler weather could have an impact on ice heaves? Likely more prominent at lakes like LML..
with 8"- 14"s of good solid ice I cant see this having that big of effect can it?

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #84 on: Dec 13, 2018, 07:05 PM »
I donít think it will, not in my experience anyways. Only times Iíve seen big pressure ridges form is when you have drastic changes in temps like we had 2 or 3 years ago in Dec. It was a day in late Dec the morning started out at -30 C and by the evening it had risen to +3 C. The temp rose 33 degrees C in 9 hours and all the lakes absolutely lit up that evening forming major pressure ridges in a few hours. It was crazy

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #85 on: Dec 13, 2018, 11:07 PM »
Yeah seen those okuma bait feeders kinda cool. let us know how sensitive they are for fish taking bait..

 some great perch there rip that big one must be pushing 13"? 

 to follow up on the baitfeeder - i'm sold.  you could set that thing to barely hold the lightest of jigs.  as a deadstick reel for walleyes it can't be beat, even a well balanced bobber (albeit cheaper) would have more resistance i reckon.  trying it on some trout in the n.h this weekend.  now i just have to remember to take the old bell out of the mesh pocket on my flip over...every time i move my damn elbow i think i've got a fish on.

Offline ToonFisher

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #86 on: Dec 13, 2018, 11:21 PM »
I've been fishing shallow this season from 8 to 18 feet. I ran into walleye more often than pike and perch. These were keepers of last evening.


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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #87 on: Dec 14, 2018, 06:03 AM »
thanks for the follow up on that bait feeder ranger... and yes there are some real tubs in this lake.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #88 on: Dec 14, 2018, 09:56 AM »
I am going to take up ice fishing this year.   Blackstrap is my closest lake, but I haven't ice fished since I was 12.   I believe I have the equipment required to go ice fishing covered (auger, rods,) but I don't know the lake.    I have noticed on this site a lot of people are constantly asking for ice thickness and are always questioning every time someone drives a truck on the ice.    Since I am not sure how to sell safe ice from, unsafe I plan on parking my truck and dragging a plastic sled out onto the ice.    Can anyone help me with a good location to fish that is relatively close to a place where I can park my truck?   I have family showing up on Christmas that wants to try ice fishing as well so we will probably go out Dec 25 and Dec 26

Also if anyone has any suggestions for equipment that is a must have for ice fishing, or good etiquette rules that I should follow on the ice I would appreciate them.    I know setting up my tent right beside someone else is probably not a good idea but how far do I need to be from other people who are fishing.     I also have not purchased any lures or bait yet so if anyone has any suggestion that would be great.     Thanks for the help.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #89 on: Dec 14, 2018, 10:44 AM »
The very north end has a dam and boat launch for your truck to get on ice or park on shore. You can walk down any part of the dam to fish.

The Blackstrap Park has two ramps in the south half of the lake. You can either park or walk down.

You will see lots of fishermen are at either of these two sites.

A third hot place is in front of Shields town. But you need to drive from the north end down there for about 2 km.

 



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