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IceHawk

Any people on here still go after smelt?. Sure some of the old timers on here  did it in the past. Was pretty popular back in the day.  We did it for years took a revamped school bus up with a crew guys  every year. Was quite the experience. Plenty of adult beverages campfires smelt nets and total mayham. Saw some pretty crazy stuff happen up there guys slipping in the riveretc and luckily grabbing a fellow smelters net to get pulled in before they go swept all the way down.  The yell of smelt smelt was the dinner bell to start scooping when they started running. We always hit the Lester river hit Grandmas first 😂 then out to the river to dip away and hopefully not drown. Brought buckets back some years. Good times now I just hit a few smelt frys and enjoy the tame life 😉

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smurfy

So just were around here are them smelt fries??🤔 if sure like to hit one.

 

Never did the smelt thing but heard plenty of stories.

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Hit slim creek on burntside for smelt it’s loaded with them!! 

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IceHawk

Smurfy  there's one in Eden Valley every year at the St Paul's Lutheran church. 

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8 hours ago, IceHawk said:

Smurfy  there's one in Eden Valley every year at the St Paul's Lutheran church. 

Jack and Jim’s in Duelm has a great one  I heard

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smurfy
11 hours ago, IceHawk said:

Smurfy  there's one in Eden Valley every year at the St Paul's Lutheran church. 

any date???????? or you wanna keep it all to yourself!!!!!!😂:rolleyes:

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IceHawk
3 hours ago, monstermoose78 said:

Jack and Jim’s in Duelm has a great one  I heard

Another excellent one ! No date out yet on Eden Valley one or the one at the Queen bee in Paynseville. Sure something will be advertised soon. 

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Rick

Used to go to the exact same place Chris. Also watched plenty of drunken sailors fall in and get pulled out. Lots of smelt frys. Good stuff!

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jigginjim

Been many years since I had done the smelt netting, I was 15 at that time with the boy scouts of New London, mn.  Saw a program of guys doing it through the ice,  now that ice conditions are getting iffy, now I'm getting the bug to hit the lakes.  The Ice went out today on Buffalo lake, the water is going up, the crow river is backing up into the lakes.  

Has anybody tired smelt fishing grindstone lake?  Looking for other lakes that may have those tasty little fish.

 

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