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crappie101

smelting is getting close and any info would help out in predicting the run any info would help

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MOBY RICHARD*

A guy is reporting a run going the last couple nights, in the Fishing reports thread...

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themagicbus

hello

lot's of good information coming from the northshore about what's happening.

awfull quiet about grandrapids

anyone know what's going on thanks

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rollz2002

We got a few last night. Nothing to brag about. Ithink they are just starting.

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bmc

A buddy of mine sent a pic of a full cooler of smelt to my phone last night while I was working. It's "ON". Planning on giving it a try tomorrow night.

Brian

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themagicbus

hello

will try tomorrow nite myself.

never went before but will go by the directions given to me in a different post and see what happens. don't have seine only a metal dip net on about a 8 ft handle. so......

if anybody wants to help a new guy trying his luck in grandraipds

it would be appreciated.

did some maple syrup again this year if that would sweeten the deal.

drop a line if your interested and i'll throw you my #

if not i'll hopefully see you at the crick

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themagicbus

well went out last nite untill 11:30 on the crick that goes underneath co rd 17

had it all to myself. no people - no fish

o-well can say i tried anyways.

will look for suckers this afternoon in the cricks by deer lake(effie)

those i am familiar with.

again if someone has some smelt they want to sell or trade i'd be interested. 1 gal maybe 2 would be plenty

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PEATMOSS

I've got no fresh ones to give you, but I put up a few in borax and froze them in plastic bags. If you want them leave an e-mail or phone # and I'll get ahold of you. Only made it out a couple evenings and it was kind of a spur of the moment deal. Didn't do great, but had a small smelt-fry and put a few in the freezer for bait.

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bmc

A buddy and I did some seining last night from 9:30 till about 11pm. On our first pull we ended up with about a gallon in the net. In all I suppose we got somewhere around 6-7 gallons. We gave a couple spectators a gallon or so and they said only a couple people down by the creek, which was suprising to me.

Magicbus, if you are coming to Deer River today, I could hook you up with some smelt. Let me know at two one eight two five nine six eight three four.

Brian

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themagicbus

sorry so slow guys.

thanks for the offer peatmoss. i'd take you up on it but bmc is going out on a limb and going to actually take me with him.

so hopefully there's a few left for the getting.

it also appears that why the crick was so quiet and peacefull was because i wasn't at the right one.

perhaps that's why everyone was slowing down and staring at me the other nite.

thanks everyone

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PEATMOSS

2 FUNNY.

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bmc

Themagicbus and I did some seining this evening and ended up with 5-6 gallons. We were out from about 9 till 12. We also tried Tioga Beach on a whim and only got small perch and some little bluegills. Maybe they are in there earlier???

That's the end of smelting for me for the year. My brother and I had a meal of them today and I'm gonna throw some in the smoker. I've got 15 dozen put up for tip up fishing next winter, that should be enough! grin

Jason, great meeting you and hopefully I can get up yer way this summer for some monster gills!

Brian

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crappie101

thanks for all the reports guys looks like i am done for the year too ahd fun with all that i met down on the creek see everyone next year. good fishing all!!

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themagicbus

thanks from me too, to all the people putting reliable posts

appreciated the help and the company bmc

have ate smelt the last 2 days.

will find time to do some fishing with you for sure

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bmc

Jason,

I figured you'd still be cleaning your cooler full of them silver devils! How did your kids like them? I tried to "bribe" my brother's 4 year old daughter into trying one. I set a dollar on the table and she said, "I can buy some gum with that dollar." Just when we thought she was gonna put the piece of smelt in her mouth, she rolled her eyes and said "Yuck", throwing it back on my plate. Too funny!

Brian

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themagicbus

hey brian

had them all cleaned the 2nd morning but it was a marathon

some friends came over but it was mostly me and the 4yr old

he's gotten quite good with the siccers.

as far as eating they gobbled them down. thanks again for taking me.

gonna try some small lakes in a few days for big northern and crapi-sauros

will let you know

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