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The smelt started trickling into the crick the last 2 nights. I wouldnt say they are running, but they are really close. I filled the bottom of the bucket last night and thats all I want for the year.

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i stayed through the storm lastnight after it past i didnt see a single smelt in the mouth but a few by the culvert

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Last nite was slow, Saturday went home when it started to rain. Friday nite filled my pail before anyone else had even stepped into the crick yet. When I got to the mouth there was quite a few smelt coming up and turning around. I looked at the 30 some guys standing on the bank and asked "what you guys waiting for?" Went to step in and a guy stopped me and asked what i was doing. He said that you must have never been to a real run. A bunch of guys behind me laughed when he said that. Looked at him and said I live less then a half mile from the crick. Guess they didnt want to "scare" the smelt away. So a HoytMystic and I went out on the lake flat in front of the crick. They started started throwing rocks out at us. Then as we were leaving we set the full pail in front of the guys still standing on the bank and said, Guess I never been to a "REAL" run! What where they thinking? LOL grin.gif

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Not to be a jerk but a pail isnt close to a "real run" and maybe if you listened to them and waited you could have filled 10 buckets and not messed up their time.

As for throwing rocks at you thats flat out wrong and I would have had a talk with them and if they gave you a hassle I would have contacted the DNR/Sheriff.

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I was with Troy on that night. All we wanted was a pail. We could have filled several pails but we elect not to. We see people down there every year that fill coolers and coolers full. We consider that to be piggish and try to steer clear of those people. Troy lives right next to the crick for over 20 years so he knows what he is talking about when it comes to smelt. The people that told us we couldn't go in the crick have never been down there before.

Kyle

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Hoytmistic, sorry to hear you and Troy got hassled trying to get a meal of smelt, theres plenty of them little stinkers to go around.

Sounds like they could have been a little more tactful in asking you to wait, or maybe even cooperating in the harvest. Have you guys looked for smelt in other areas of the lake? Any clean sandy beach should see some smelt spawning activity, Zorbaz (Bridgeside) beach has been good in the past.

With the water being so low this year I would think that some of the main-lake sand could be very good. I personally haven't had smelt in years, since I got a plate full at a fundraiser and ended up getting a mouth full of guts and eggs, they don't make enough tartar sauce to cover up that flavor. Hey Troy, how is the morel pickin'

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What is a Morel? Could you please explain the meaning of this unknown word to me.

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Went to the crick on friday nite, seen a few(6) smelt. Has to be about over for the year.

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Its a mushroom. I mistook you for Kevin, I am a melonhead

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mushroom whats that? If I dont know what a mushroom is surely kevin will not either.

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If you look up on the posts here, someone asked what a Morel was. I believe he is refering to that and responded by saying it is a Mushroom.

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anyone getting any smelt on pokegema yet if so please let me know thanx confused.gif

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Crappie

The smelting is more than likely done.

Kyle

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From what I hear your run is done but the Duluth run is heating up nicely now. Check the Duluth/Bwca forum.

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Was up on Thurs. night and gave it a whirl: The smelt were done: I was new to it, but it appeared that the locals were allready there and gone. Maybe next year.

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