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BomoBrown

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Smelt
« on: Dec 31, 2015, 02:08 PM »
Hello,

I typically flour and pan fry my smelt in butter.  This is most likely the best option available but variety is also the spice of life.   Does any one have any great alternative ideas for smelt other then pan frying or the recipe bellow:
 1. put smelt on hook
 2. lower in lake
 3. wait for a flag  :tipup:
 4. Land a nice trout
 5. fillet the trout
 6. fry the trout and life is good

TT

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Re: Smelt
« Reply #1 on: Dec 31, 2015, 04:54 PM »
Yes, I freeze them and use them for trolling for trout.

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Re: Smelt
« Reply #2 on: Dec 31, 2015, 06:27 PM »
i am always looking for huge smelt to buy frozen....anyone have a place ? OREGON ??
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Re: Smelt
« Reply #3 on: Dec 31, 2015, 06:48 PM »
Beer battered and deep fried with spicy cocktail horseradish sauce.  Or drive to Leelanau Michigan and get them at the Bluebird.

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Re: Smelt
« Reply #4 on: Jan 03, 2016, 04:47 PM »
 ;DLeave the heads on and the women wont eat as many.

BomoBrown

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Re: Smelt
« Reply #5 on: Jan 05, 2016, 03:16 PM »
;DLeave the heads on and the women wont eat as many.

You haven't met my wife.

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Re: Smelt
« Reply #6 on: Jan 05, 2016, 05:41 PM »
Dip them in some Italian dressing &  grill them for a minute or 2. Smoked smelt are also good. Brine them for 4 hrs. & smoke them for an hr. or so.
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Re: Smelt
« Reply #7 on: Jan 24, 2016, 09:47 PM »
Pond smelt fishing is general iced fishing most in Japan.
We usually eat Japanese for tempura or a food fried without coat.
A dish of pickled vegetables with red pepper called 'nanbanzuke' is very good

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Re: Smelt
« Reply #8 on: Feb 04, 2016, 06:49 PM »
Do stores sell smelt? Or is it just work hard for reward?
Is it sometimes a fish being caught or you?

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Re: Smelt
« Reply #9 on: Feb 05, 2016, 07:40 PM »
Do stores sell smelt? Or is it just work hard for reward?
  I prefer to work hard for the reward, but Wal-Mart sells them around here .
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Re: Smelt
« Reply #10 on: Dec 30, 2016, 11:58 AM »
I mostly use them for pike bait now.  When I was a kid, we always deep fried them pretty much on the crunchy side.  Eat them bones and all. As I remember they were excellent.

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Re: Smelt
« Reply #11 on: Dec 30, 2016, 02:54 PM »
they are absolutely delicious! especially fresh, I guess we dont have them here in Montana, but they are in stores, and make great bait, I've caught Pike , mink and coon on em.

 


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