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SeaDog1

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Smelt Fishing ?
« on: Jan 15, 2014, 11:53 AM »
Hi,

Has anyone tried smelt fishing this year ???

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Re: Smelt Fishing ?
« Reply #1 on: Jan 15, 2014, 12:49 PM »
I was able to snag 3 dozen from Stop and Shop the other day.   Fried those up last night.   However I have not been out actually fishing for them this year.   I'm headed to Maine the last week of January for work.   May try to get out up there.

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Re: Smelt Fishing ?
« Reply #2 on: Jan 15, 2014, 01:07 PM »
Hi,

Has anyone tried smelt fishing this year ???
  Yep, couple of times.

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Re: Smelt Fishing ?
« Reply #3 on: Jan 15, 2014, 02:25 PM »
Sure have!

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Re: Smelt Fishing ?
« Reply #4 on: Jan 15, 2014, 02:48 PM »
I was able to snag 3 dozen from Stop and Shop the other day.   Fried those up last night.   However I have not been out actually fishing for them this year.   I'm headed to Maine the last week of January for work.   May try to get out up there.

How large and with or without heads? 
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Re: Smelt Fishing ?
« Reply #5 on: Jan 15, 2014, 02:51 PM »
I haven't found any local with heads. If I did I'd fill a section in the freezer.

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Re: Smelt Fishing ?
« Reply #6 on: Jan 15, 2014, 07:49 PM »
I haven't found any local with heads. If I did I'd fill a section in the freezer.

Some ethnic stores have frozen whole sardines with heads ungutted. toothy candy
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Re: Smelt Fishing ?
« Reply #7 on: Jan 15, 2014, 08:22 PM »
The one's I had are gutted and without heads.   However, they did have bags of those big old sardines from Portugal, Head on.   I got a bag of 12 or so with fish from 8 to 10 inches.   I haven't figured out if I want to use those for bait or grill em up.    If the rainbow smelt are running in Maine in a few weeks, I'll salve some for bait.

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Re: Smelt Fishing ?
« Reply #8 on: Jan 15, 2014, 09:55 PM »
I am dying to get my hands on some whole smelt that haven't been gutted for bait use.  A buddy of mine went to maine the year before last for that to get some. 
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Re: Smelt Fishing ?
« Reply #9 on: Jan 16, 2014, 05:54 AM »
They were having a buy-one get-one sale on frozen smelt at Pricechopper not long ago... Fried up a few, not too bad but might just use the rest for bait...
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Re: Smelt Fishing ?
« Reply #10 on: Jan 16, 2014, 06:31 AM »
Cant beat fresh smelt! :)
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Re: Smelt Fishing ?
« Reply #11 on: Jan 16, 2014, 04:26 PM »
Would a trout eat a dead smelt? I had a buddy ask me recently, I figured trout generally like fresh bait, and I know they like smelt in certain waters, would conclude that freshly caught smelt right from the jigging pole to the tilt would be the only way to go.
A smart person would watch the few that ventured to the ice sheet, the daring would follow in their boot prints, but the pioneers would already be heading to where they belong.

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Re: Smelt Fishing ?
« Reply #12 on: Jan 16, 2014, 04:47 PM »
Would a trout eat a dead smelt? I had a buddy ask me recently, I figured trout generally like fresh bait, and I know they like smelt in certain waters, would conclude that freshly caught smelt right from the jigging pole to the tilt would be the only way to go.

Yes they will eat dead smelt without hesitation.
I am a fisherman!
It is not merely something I do
It is who I am.
Fishing is not my simple escape.
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It is not a place that I go.
But a lifelong journey I am taking
It is a passage that was shown to me
and that I will continue to show to others.
When you understand all of this
You will then know me
And we will fish together.
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Re: Smelt Fishing ?
« Reply #13 on: Jan 19, 2014, 07:07 PM »
I caught Lakers on smelt gutted with no heads .

 

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