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Frozen Smelt

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ctuma

I'm sure this has been asked before but does anyone know of a bait shop in the metro where I can pick up some frozen smelt.

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fisherman-andy

The only place I can think of is Cubs or Rainbow. Occassionally I see fresh smelt there...

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lucy1205

They sell olmstead smelt at CUB FOODS. They come in medium and large usually. The smelt season is almost over but most stores have an abundance right now. Spring is peak but sometimes they run out in the summer. You can also buy frozen shad in the bait section of most Ganders. Shads seem to be more exspensive but they seem like they would work better. Smelt is very soft and falls of the hook easily.

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bgreen82

a lot of people think smelt on a tipup is the best way to catch pike during certain parts of winter.

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polarsusd81

Vados has em. Picked some up there a while back and they had a freezer full.

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MOBY RICHARD*

Hey, what's the difference between Olmstead Smelt and Rainbow Smelt??? confused.gif

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Ironranger

Wayzata Bait and Tackle usually has a good supply of frozen smelt, nice guys there too.

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