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tednugefan

smelt

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what bait shops can get smelt at around the cities. iv'e never seen it

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Some of the Cubs or other grociers sell it frozen...I have tried it, but it seems to work better up in the northern lakes thet have ciscos or white fish though. Good luck with it if you do try it.

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You can get it at any grocery stores, i have used it for northerns during the summer and it works great.

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i think i'll give it a try tomorrow

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Call Blue Ribbon. I believe they had it last year. I got some at Mike's just east of I35 on Hwy 8.

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Do you guys usually just put smelt on tip ups or on a rod? I heard it works good though...

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I always used smelt on a tip-up, but I imagine a dead stick would work. Any quick strike rig would work, but growing up we always used pike hooks. I'm not positive what they are actually called, but it's a rather large hook that is run through the entire length of the smelts body. With the tip of the hook at the smelts head.

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