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Offline EVAN NIM

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #300 on: Feb 24, 2019, 07:33 PM »
Slow day today
Tried all depths, finally moved way in
18 fow managed my largest perch to date at 15”






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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #301 on: Feb 24, 2019, 07:50 PM »
What did it weigh Evan?

What is the world record yellow perch?
The fish weighed in at 2.9 pounds (2 pounds, 14 ounces) and measured out at 15.75 inches. It topped the old record of a 2.75-pound, 14.5-inch yellow perch caught in 1984 by Charles Thomas.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #302 on: Feb 24, 2019, 08:11 PM »
The above post was from one website.

Then if you read Wikipedia you will find:

The world record yellow perch (18 in (46 cm); 4 lb 3 oz (1.9 kg)) was caught in 1865 in New Jersey, and is the longest-standing record for freshwater fish in North America.[1]

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #303 on: Feb 24, 2019, 09:55 PM »
I believe around 1.5, just over maybe
I wish i had a digital scale, i was trying to rush to get it back in the water which i did,

I was pretty pumped,i thought for sure it was a few pound walleye when it was pulling drag ( which was respectably set )


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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #304 on: Feb 24, 2019, 10:01 PM »
I might try to have a closer
Look at the photos and the scale, tomorrow to see where it was. Im kicking my self a bit for not taking a bit more time,

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #305 on: Feb 28, 2019, 10:10 PM »
Quick update on yesterday and today for me fishing the North end around the Blackrock bay area.  The perch action was
good, with them biting a little harder then the last 3 weeks.  Caught 4 small pike each day along with the perch.  Access to the
lake at the far North end is excellent and driving around isn't much of a problem with 4X4.  I did see 2 or 3 trucks come on and go
off the back entrance of the Blackrock bay.

One month to go, looking forward to the nicer weather coming next week.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #306 on: Mar 02, 2019, 05:34 PM »
Slow going not a whole bunch of active fish yesterday afternoon still catching perch and pike but they slowed down as well in the places I’ve been. Warmer weather on the way. Along with some trips to different lakes should be fun. Did have these moose show up checking me out yesterday also. Kinda cool.


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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #307 on: Mar 05, 2019, 08:13 AM »
What's the lake travel conditions like? Deep snow? blown in accesses? Haven't been there since December so I'm not sure what conditions are like.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #308 on: Mar 05, 2019, 09:34 AM »
if you are going to fish the North end.....no problem.  The entrance is wide open at the far North end, and you can drive both the East and West and middle of the lake with no problems.  If you are going to fish the South end the West side of the lake is a little tricky, with big drifts.  Especially right across from the boat launches.  The middle of the lake and East side is no problem.  The entrance at the boat launches is fine.  I have been using the North boat launch.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #309 on: Mar 05, 2019, 03:12 PM »
Thanks for the heads up Churchill. That's the kind of response I was hoping for.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #310 on: Mar 05, 2019, 06:36 PM »
nice pic rip..  way more moose down your way than up here now a days it seems. 

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #311 on: Mar 06, 2019, 08:02 AM »
afternoon/evening fish yesterday from 3 til 730 marking fish fairly steady a lot of smaller marks showing up and some bigger non committing ones as well. in the end did manage to bring 3 perch 3 pike and 2 walleyes topside. nothing of the larger variety but always nice to be hooked up.  pretty slow on the posting out there i suppose everyone's starting to recover from the month from hell.. lol  it looks like were back in business for the next or last 3 weeks of fishing with nicer temps.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #312 on: Mar 06, 2019, 09:40 AM »
You are so right Rip.....can't remember a cold spell that basically ran for just over a month.  Heading out today for the afternoon. 

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #313 on: Mar 06, 2019, 08:39 PM »


Finally got some good weather and a chance to take my new fishing partner to Blackstrap. Perhaps the puppy doesn't realize he is supposed to be a duck dog. It's a start anyhow. Thanks to Churchill River and Co. for providing the subject for the retrieve. By the way CR,
the bite picked up shortly after you left. 5:45 to 6:15 saw the perch get hungry. No monsters, but a few respectable dinner guests were invited home.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #314 on: Mar 06, 2019, 09:16 PM »
Well S.S., with the perch that Clay retrieved from us back to your truck along with the ones you were able to catch after we left should of made a really good limit.  Was nice to see Clay (only 13 weeks old), retrieving  for you already (say's a lot about his trainer).  Looks like he is going to be a keeper.  Good to know there was
a evening bite.

Between the 2 of us, we ended up taking 17 home.  No jumbos this time, but like you said lot's around 10 inches with three 11 inchers.   

We will be back at it on Friday, if you need Clay to keep working on his retrieving. 

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #315 on: Mar 06, 2019, 09:42 PM »
Went back for another go this afternoon/evening had seen enough yesterday for a return trip. Had another decent day as the perch and pike were still around and a few more 15-16”eater walleyes were landed along with this 20”er.


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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #316 on: Mar 09, 2019, 09:28 AM »
Not sure if the March bite has started.  It is getting better and better each day.  Two of us caught over 50 Perch yesterday.  The morning saw very light bites in the morning in every hole we
had drilled in a 50 yard stretch.  So they were there, just not taking it.  After 11 they started to hit in spurts.   After 5 to 6:30 bite was good, but the smaller ones seemed to moved in. 

Now with the weather levelling out and the pressure should stop going up and down like a yoyo, so we should be good for the final 22 days.


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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #317 on: Mar 09, 2019, 02:31 PM »
Nice walleye there Rip. I still haven't caught any walleye here this winter. Although I've been fishing mostly in front of the boat launches all season. Been landing a ton of perch and a few pike here and there, but no walleye yet. I guess I'm gonna have to wander away from the boat launches if I want to catch anything other than perch?

Any suggestions?

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #318 on: Mar 10, 2019, 09:06 AM »
your half way there wander away from the boat launches. my suggestion would be get a hold of a lake contour map and go to work.  mostly an early and late bite on this lake.  good luck

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #319 on: Mar 11, 2019, 09:07 PM »
We tried for a couple of hours tonight, but the perch won this round. We had marks steady the whole time out, including some nice fat red ones. We threw the tickle trunks at them. Every new bait and lure combination elicited immediate interest - and then nada. Two bites total.
Next time......

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #320 on: Mar 12, 2019, 10:18 AM »
We tried for a couple of hours tonight, but the perch won this round. We had marks steady the whole time out, including some nice fat red ones. We threw the tickle trunks at them. Every new bait and lure combination elicited immediate interest - and then nada. Two bites total.
Next time......

I was out there on Sunday and noticed the same thing. Had a bunch on the ice at 3pm then nothing, by 5pm they all came back but didn't want to bite.

Conditions weren't too bad everyone seemed to get around no problem. Gave one guys a pull to get him unstuck. We talked for a bit, and now I have some good advice on Diefenbaker trout for next year. Who says good deed goes unpunished lol ;D.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #321 on: Mar 13, 2019, 09:07 AM »
Was out from 2 till 730
Managed around 20 perch some nice jumbos too- and finally some walleye

I did notice zero big females full of eggs last 2 times out, usually release them anyhow

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #322 on: Mar 15, 2019, 10:05 PM »
Was out today on the South side and had one of my better days this winter......so lot's of perch were caught. 1/2 a dozen jumbos with lot's of 10's.

Was out Tuesday and Wed on the North end, close to Blackrock bay and had lot's of perch there also. 

Good luck to all heading out this weekend.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #323 on: Mar 16, 2019, 05:18 PM »
anyone fish the south side today? how is the boat launch access?

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #324 on: Mar 17, 2019, 10:18 PM »
I used the North boat launch today and it is still a go.  Coming off at 6:30 there was a little water in the tracks.  Not sure it
will be usable next weekend as it is going to be melting pretty good Wed, plus 7, Thursday plus 11, Friday plus 15 and then plus 10
Sat and Sun. 

I am going out Tuesday and plan on still driving on, and will report Tuesday night.  Oh yea, lots of perch again today.  i hope everyone else
had a good day.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #325 on: Mar 18, 2019, 07:17 PM »
Slow slow finish for me
Just a few perch






Getting messy, noticed larger cracks not filling and freezing
Ice was talking a bit today
I likely wont make it back out
Best of luck to everyone

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #326 on: Mar 18, 2019, 08:39 PM »
First ever fish caught on a tip up, caught this Sunday in 9ft of water, woohoo!


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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #327 on: Mar 19, 2019, 07:53 PM »
The North boat launch was still good to drive on and off today.  Not sure if will last until the weekend though.  Fished the same spot were I had my best days this winter on Friday and Sunday.  Today was one of my worst, only caught 20 perch.  Only 2 all afternoon....go figure. 

North end Thursday

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #328 on: Mar 19, 2019, 09:13 PM »
Gorgeous day, if not much else. There was as brief flurry of bites at day's end, but the approaching full moon did not exactly have them jumping out of the holes today. In fact, my past experience has never seen fish fill the boat, ducks rain from the heavens, or B and C bucks parade around in the open on the so called "peak times" of the solunar calendar. I'm beginning to think this is all fake news perpetuated by the students of pig spleens and the writers of agrarian almanacs.
All that aside, when Mrs. M. declared today's fresh perch to be "Manna from Heaven", there is no question about getting back out there.

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Re: Blackstrap 2018/19
« Reply #329 on: Mar 19, 2019, 09:21 PM »
i for one, whole heartedly agree.

 



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