Catching a Smelt (?)

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the_doctor
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Catching a Smelt (?)

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Thought this would interest some here.
Pulled up a smelt (?) while fishing for perch here up north. 55 FOW dropping nightcrawlers.
I know they are rare in Champlain now and I thought guys mostly got them while ice fishing.

P.S. I got a new boat! 14' Mirrocraft. Hoping to get some rods and slide divers ASAP for fall. Maybe I will start by trolling in the smelt spot...

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60 yrs ago my brother and would go up to essex and sometimes caught 5 gal buckets of smelt. Fished thru the ice in a shanty. Sold the smelt took the money to florida during easter and bought fire works which we brought back to Ticonderoga and sold 4th of july week.

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nice smelt bettting there is alot more there.

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Good to see that! Caught this one while trolling back in November 2014. I don't remember the length.

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raz wrote:
Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:49 am
Good to see that! Caught this one while trolling back in November 2014. I don't remember the length.

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thats a dandy raz.

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That Michigan stinger size.

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