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Smelt run

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Does anybody have any reports on the Smelt run for this year?

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To early yet.  Water is to cold.  With temps in 40's during the day, and just above freezing at night it will take a while.Need some warm sunny days and warm night to get them running

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 Been there at laster river last night nothing going on.

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I was thinking about giving things a look this weekend 4/15 but it's looking a little early.  Things have got to be getting very close to say the least!

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Closer, I bet next weekend we will see the South Shore start to see Smelt...

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Did a check on the point last night.  Only two smelters pulling at the tot lot.  One smelt in three pulls,  Early yet.

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I think I'm going to re-think my last post about holding off.  I'm going to try and get a couple guys together tomorrow night and give it a shot and see what comes of it.

 

Good luck to all this 2017 smelting season and stay safe! 

 

As always,

Take care

Tom (BD110)

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I heard it is running in Ashland.  Any report on the MN side?

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Had some friends on the point last night.  They said the waves were big so they could not go out far.  They did manage to get about 5 dozen.  Now with this snow water will not warm up.  Might go look tonight

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Frogs are croaking in my pond ,,, Isn't that an old wives tale that when the frogs start croaking the smelt start running???

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that maybe true if only the wind would die down.  Can see white caps from the top of the hill, so I would think getting out might be tough.

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Yea same today too. Nasty out there  suppose to be nicer Friday 

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Saw pic's from Pamida beach in Ashland from last night, lots of buckets of smelt!!!!   And nice size with more females than last weekend.

 

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just need the water to warm up so they will move this way.  Today's weather sure is not helping

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A new report.  The tot lot was producing last night if you were willing to get wet from the waves.  Some guys were filling 5 gal with three pulls

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 they was running at Lester river last night.. got 2-5 gallons pails full in a half hour.

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Friday night got 2 5 gallons pails full and in about 40 min

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