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zr900efi

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smelt fishing higgins lake michigan
« on: Jan 29, 2012, 04:40 PM »
would like to try smelt fishing on higgins lake. what kind of bait, hooks would i need.
never been there before so were would i go to get them? thanks for read and thanks
for the help John

zr900efi

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Re: smelt fishing higgins lake michigan
« Reply #1 on: Jan 29, 2012, 06:27 PM »
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Re: smelt fishing higgins lake michigan
« Reply #2 on: Jan 29, 2012, 06:33 PM »
I have never fished for smelt sorry I can't help. But you can use the search feature of this site just below the site sponsors. You should find some good info.

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Re: smelt fishing higgins lake michigan
« Reply #3 on: Jan 29, 2012, 07:03 PM »
So did you try to search the site?

zr900efi

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Re: smelt fishing higgins lake michigan
« Reply #4 on: Jan 29, 2012, 07:19 PM »
i think i did but nothing came up for smelt. it said all other kinds of fish but that.

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Re: smelt fishing higgins lake michigan
« Reply #5 on: Jan 29, 2012, 07:22 PM »
i clicked on were it says icefishing fishing and hunting. was that were it is?

fisherjam

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Re: smelt fishing higgins lake michigan
« Reply #6 on: Jan 29, 2012, 07:25 PM »
Try just searching smelt in the michigan part of the forum. 73 pages worth of results.
Summary...Lightest line  possible (1 or 2lb.)with 2 or more very small hooks and a hali at the bottom. Just get in a group of guys with underwater lights and tip each hook with a chunk of waxworm or spike. A flexible pole is a must.

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Re: smelt fishing higgins lake michigan
« Reply #7 on: Jan 30, 2012, 12:16 PM »
Its a blast! I would recommend using 2 pound test, maybe put some small hooks up higher than your jig..i would use a Hali jig and put waxies on all the hooks..wait til they come into the shallows though

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Re: smelt fishing higgins lake michigan
« Reply #8 on: Jan 30, 2012, 06:01 PM »
i use a hali and i use small black flies with a red tip on the tail above the hali no bait on flies if you run out of wax worms or spikes take a smelt and cut it into little chunks and put it on the hook it works really well
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