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Offline mudchuck

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smelt
« on: Mar 01, 2018, 08:29 AM »
Caught these at the Rez.
Sent this pic to F&W.
Unusual to catch a smelt that big in that body of water.
Hope the bucket biologists are not hard at work transplanting from Bomo...



Offline LittleFishin

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Re: smelt
« Reply #1 on: Mar 05, 2018, 05:50 AM »
Mudchuck- you ever find worms in The fish from the Rez? Last few times I kept fish outta there they weren't looking very good. Some perch even had red worms about an inch long. Most still had the typical white parasites. Made me stop fishing there... JW thanks
Load it, Drive it, Park it
Bait it, Jig it, Hook it
Catch it, Clean it, Cook it
Simply put just get out/ and do it

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Re: smelt
« Reply #2 on: Mar 05, 2018, 06:10 AM »
Caught these at the Rez.
Sent this pic to F&W.
Unusual to catch a smelt that big in that body of water.
Hope the bucket biologists are not hard at work transplanting from Bomo...



How big was it? It was probably just one that was lucky enough to escape the jaws of all the predators; well, until you came along anyways. Haha. The balance of food/predators/habitat control the average size of the fish. Not sure what the point of moving fish from Bomoseen into there would be, but I bet that that strain would end up being about the same size of the others in the next generation on.

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Re: smelt
« Reply #3 on: Mar 05, 2018, 11:05 AM »
9-1/2"

Offline mudchuck

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Re: smelt
« Reply #4 on: Mar 05, 2018, 11:06 AM »
Mudchuck- you ever find worms in The fish from the Rez? Last few times I kept fish outta there they weren't looking very good. Some perch even had red worms about an inch long. Most still had the typical white parasites. Made me stop fishing there... JW thanks

i only fish for smelt at the rez, so no worms in them

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Re: smelt
« Reply #5 on: Mar 05, 2018, 11:29 AM »
mudchuck, do you catch them there often or was it just a fluke?
I am haunted by waters...

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Re: smelt
« Reply #6 on: Mar 05, 2018, 11:34 AM »
It's pretty common to catch the larger ones this time of year there.
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Re: smelt
« Reply #7 on: Mar 05, 2018, 12:15 PM »
Are you allowed to dip for smelt in vt? I donít its allowed but just wondering
i told myself id be back by 2 i guess i didnt factor in that the fish were biting

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Re: smelt
« Reply #8 on: Mar 05, 2018, 12:57 PM »
Are you allowed to dip for smelt in vt? I donít its allowed but just wondering

At one time you could, but not anymore. Talked to a biologist about it once. Said a contributing factor was people getting really territorial and causing fights or something like that...

 



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