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does any one use smelt

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Has any one hand any luck with smelt on url?I am comeing up this weekend and got some smelt just wondering if they work and how about with no head

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They work good. Bring enough for all of us as they are hard to get here. smile.gif

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Thier good fried in beer!

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If anyone would like some smelt, we're comming up on Jan 31. I have a couple hundred in the freezer right now. Email duckmen@charter.net if you would like me to bring some up for you. We'll be at Rogers from 30 Jan to 3 Feb.

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If you drive up on 10, you can stop and get some at Morey's Fish house. They have ciscoes there as well.

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I believe that jigglestick has buckets of them when he and jigglestick jr left duluth we were worried if the smelt did not over limit the wt restrictions

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We use hand packed herring, outfish's the smelt ( the stuff you find in the supermarket ) big time. Look alot like Cisco's with more flash and they are good and oily and smell. The are the same size as the ciscos and they look like you just caught them.

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thanks alot guys.Just about to hit the door iam on my way to url.i will give a report whene i get back on monday night

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well load, as it turns out i still have a couple of packages left. i have never rigged them on a tipup before, wasn't sure if the nordski's would hit a dead bait or not. i always had faith in large shiners, or suckers. any body interested in some smelt? kelly, i will take care of you first of course, but they are pretty big packages.

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I've had good luck using smelt later in the season when northerns start keying on winter killed baitfish. We've used food coloring to make them more visible under the water. We tried blue, silver, red, and green. Green seemed to work best overall. Fished them with a leader set up with a spinnerblade, colored beads, a large single hook through the smelt's back, and a quickstrike treble about 3 or 4 inches down, hooked into the head. Don't let the northerns run far before you set the hook. That way, if you want to release them, you haven't gut hooked them.

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The BEST way to fish smelt, or any dead bait for that matter, is a Flagel rig. Holds the bait horizontal, and the trebel threads through the mouth and othe the gills, then back along the body, finally connecting to the rig.
If anyone needs to see one, email duckmen@charter.net.


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