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allextremesfishing

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smelt in bait traps?
« on: Mar 21, 2011, 01:12 PM »
anyone ever herd of catching smelt in bait traps? or ever done it? if anyone has any tips or any other info on it, it would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: smelt in bait traps?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 21, 2011, 01:16 PM »
Nope!! I don't think it can be done!!! :-\

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Re: smelt in bait traps?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 21, 2011, 01:59 PM »
nope not likely

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Re: smelt in bait traps?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 21, 2011, 02:31 PM »
never, If you figure it out please post the details. My wife would love ya, I could stay home in the evenings ::)
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Re: smelt in bait traps?
« Reply #4 on: Mar 21, 2011, 02:37 PM »
I bet a wide, shallow trap in a quick moving stream they are running up would catch some.

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Re: smelt in bait traps?
« Reply #5 on: Mar 21, 2011, 02:47 PM »
I'm sure if you found the depth that they were running and left a trap over night, you could get some. I'd much rather jig for them though

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Re: smelt in bait traps?
« Reply #6 on: Mar 21, 2011, 03:01 PM »
I have caught smelts in my bait trap but only once, I was trapping a lake over a rocky point about 8 ft deep for red fins left it overnight pulled it up next day and had about 15 smelts in one trap. Might of been a fluke but it happened ! ;D needless to say it never happend again :-\ 
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Re: smelt in bait traps?
« Reply #7 on: Mar 21, 2011, 06:54 PM »
better read the rules. SMELT must be netted,I believe. JJJJJJIm w.

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Re: smelt in bait traps?
« Reply #8 on: Mar 21, 2011, 07:15 PM »
better read the rules. SMELT must be netted,I believe. JJJJJJIm w.
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Re: smelt in bait traps?
« Reply #9 on: Mar 21, 2011, 09:13 PM »
Underwater submersible with camera and light and some type of deployable nets, I'm sure a defense contractor could build something with a couple of mil.

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Re: smelt in bait traps?
« Reply #10 on: Mar 22, 2011, 06:12 AM »
Or caught by hook and line!!
Yes I beleive your right. Better stick with dipping them. :)
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Re: smelt in bait traps?
« Reply #11 on: Mar 22, 2011, 10:08 AM »
so if i put 2 bait traps in a tributary for shiners and caught smelt would a warden get me for that?
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Re: smelt in bait traps?
« Reply #12 on: Mar 22, 2011, 10:11 AM »
so if i put 2 bait traps in a tributary for shiners and caught smelt would a warden get me for that?
Its legal as long as you say your trapping shinners. But I dont know if you could still keep the smelts legally? ???
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Re: smelt in bait traps?
« Reply #13 on: Mar 22, 2011, 10:14 AM »
Its legal as long as you say your trapping shinners. But I dont know if you could still keep the smelts legally? ???

officer they fell in my bait bucket!!:P
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Re: smelt in bait traps?
« Reply #14 on: Mar 22, 2011, 11:28 AM »
If your traps are in a brook when the smelts are running you will have one of 2 things.
1: It's closed to the taking of smelt. So you'd get in trouble.
2: If it's legal to dip, there will be other people there guaranteed and if you aren't guarding your traps, you'll never see them again in one piece...  :o
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Re: smelt in bait traps?
« Reply #15 on: Mar 22, 2011, 12:05 PM »
I've caught pounds of them in my fyke net as by-catch,had to release them.

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Re: smelt in bait traps?
« Reply #16 on: Mar 22, 2011, 12:16 PM »
I've caught pounds of them in my fyke net as by-catch,had to release them.

i saw one of them in my gramps fav smelting spot. he sent me down in the day to try for some brookies an di saw it. i radio'd up to him letting him know it was there and then somehow the next day it was mysteriously gone......
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Re: smelt in bait traps?
« Reply #17 on: Mar 22, 2011, 12:20 PM »
Like Nor Easter said put a trap in a smelt brook it will be gone the next day. :-\
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Re: smelt in bait traps?
« Reply #18 on: Mar 22, 2011, 12:39 PM »
i saw one of them in my gramps fav smelting spot. he sent me down in the day to try for some brookies an di saw it. i radio'd up to him letting him know it was there and then somehow the next day it was mysteriously gone......
Did you just rat out poor ole Grandpaw?

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Re: smelt in bait traps?
« Reply #19 on: Mar 22, 2011, 01:00 PM »
Did you just rat out poor ole Grandpaw?

it wasnt gramp who did it nor was it me or any1 at our camp....... it was the one next to ours;p
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