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Offline WVBoy

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Smelt and the chasing salmon?
« on: Mar 10, 2005, 11:56 PM »
Being later in the season now, where do smelt tend spawn to help locate the salmon?
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Re: Smelt and the chasing salmon?
« Reply #1 on: Mar 11, 2005, 07:21 AM »
Look for streams coming into the lake. The smelt will start gathering under the ice near these before spawning up the streams.
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Re: Smelt and the chasing salmon?
« Reply #2 on: Mar 11, 2005, 12:21 PM »
How shallow or deep would anyone predict salmon could be at this time of year. Would they be tighter to shore possibly. They are such a hard fish to pattern especially this time of year as are most salmonids anyone have any tips.

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Re: Smelt and the chasing salmon?
« Reply #3 on: Mar 11, 2005, 02:10 PM »
usually 1-10 ft below the ice in any depth of water.
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Re: Smelt and the chasing salmon?
« Reply #4 on: Mar 11, 2005, 03:35 PM »
Well, you have to realize that nobody is consistenly getting landlocks on the King. They should be following the smelt, which are just heading in to think about staging for nightly spawning runs in a month or so. Fishing near streams flowing in is your best bet, but its still not a gamble I would like to take. :-\

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Re: Smelt and the chasing salmon?
« Reply #5 on: Feb 10, 2006, 09:45 PM »
if your fishing for landlocked salmon look around the areas you would look for rainbows around river mouths as stated and around sand and gravel bottoms. you dont have to be near the river mouths to catch the salmon we get them in the bays where major rivers run into. just keep your baits just under the ice along the shoreline in 3 to 8 ft of water where the above stated bottom structure is located. small shiners and smelt if legal work well for the salmon we catch here on accident in nh. we dont try to catch them but they seem to be alot dumber than the rainbows around here.

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Re: Smelt and the chasing salmon?
« Reply #6 on: Jan 23, 2009, 07:52 PM »
How shallow or deep would anyone predict salmon could be at this time of year. Would they be tighter to shore possibly. They are such a hard fish to pattern especially this time of year as are most salmonids anyone have any tips.

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look for drop offs; currents; dropoffs that enter flats; on the good drop offs have one tilt close to shore; as always spend time and talk to the ones on that lake you see the most
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Re: Smelt and the chasing salmon?
« Reply #7 on: Mar 01, 2009, 11:18 PM »
In the shallows.here in michigan its 15 to 20 fow. sandy bottom.

 



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