Was out there Wednesday night and Thursday night...
Wednesday night going into Thursday night was great! Lots of smelt was pulled in, the usual group to the right of the dock at Bayview Park average pull was a bout 2-5 gallons at a time. We did good too averaged about 1-3 gallons a pull depending on the time of the night.
Thursday night going into Friday morning was super slow, don't know if the snow and rain shut down the smelt, but they weren't as many? We did manage to get some that night though.
Rant of the night (Thursday night into Friday morning), I understand it is public water, but some people need to have common sense and courtesy with netting in front of another group who had been waiting there for 8 hours for that spot. We had a group jump in and net in front of us after their arrival. They started the usual "hey anything yet?...blah blah blah, then they set down their gear between us and another group who was only 20 yards or so to the left of us. They started to net and came into our lane of netting as well. They even stepped on my seine net when it was laying on the sand when we were back at the fire pit warming up our hands. They did this throughout the night, so we moved and they still followed us! We did a little better at this new spot (average pull was about 1-2 gallons). They would see that we netted a decent amount, they quickly jump in front of us again and did this throughout the whole night. We did ask them to move down a little so we don't bump nets or get in eachother's way, but seemed like they didnt understand!? Respect others please!!!
Gonna give it one last try this weekend Saturday April 29th to see how the last of the smelt run will be. Good luck to all and be safe!