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5/18/18 @ 7:54 PM
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Hunt.Fish.24/7
Hunt.Fish.24/7
USER since 4/21/16

MOON PHASE (14%)
Waxing Crescent

every year, the beach across the street from Tractor Supply, there is always people who leave their nets unattended.  The last time I went, there was a 50 footer to the left of the dock, they pulled good that night though (about 5 gallons each pull) May 14-15.  DNR warden did walk past, but didnt say anything.

We on the other hand did not do so good, only 10-20 per pull, stayed till 3am and got a bucket 

planning on going on Monday next week hopefully some are left.

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5/16/18 @ 9:11 PM
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blackbrd
blackbrd
USER since 1/9/07

MOON PHASE (2%)
Waxing Crescent

Epic smelt run from midnight till we left at 1:40 last night.50-200 smelt pulls. Thanks to everyone who shared a little info. 

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5/15/18 @ 12:07 PM
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Thoj
Thoj
USER since 5/15/18

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New Moon

CONDITIONS
Night Time

AIR TEMP
71° - 75° F

WATER TEMP
40° - 45° F

First time up there, Saturday lots of ppl, Nets were line up left and right.  Come in 10 pm. Fill 3/4 cooler full of our 55qt in one hour then slow dozen or so till midnight. Left by then. 

Slow, they didn’t come in until 10:30 ish Monday. When they did, it last a good hour.  Then u ge5 a dozen or so per pull for the night.  Left  at 1 am.

one guy selling smelt 4-5 cooler on the side road, didn’t ask him where he got them..

Some ppl doing better than others.


done for the year, I won’t wait any more days, seems to be dying down fast.

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5/15/18 @ 4:14 AM
blackbrd
blackbrd
USER since 1/9/07

Nice utahman. Thanks for the info. Leaving this aft to head up.

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5/15/18 @ 2:37 AM
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utahman
utahman
USER since 3/9/03

MOON PHASE
New Moon

just got back. running heavy with females showing up. last pull 6 gallons and had to stop. filled three buckets and a cooler in about 1 1/2 hours, it did start after 11 and we were done by 1230 and could have kept on going

Edited on 5/15/18 4:02 PM
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5/14/18 @ 7:33 PM
scrub
scrub
USER since 8/15/06

Says right in the regs leaving unattended net within 25ft of shoreline is illegal. 

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5/14/18 @ 3:45 PM
40yr apprentice
40yr apprentice
USER since 9/18/11

Went up this past Friday and Saturday. Friday pulled 35 gallons Saturday 25 . Get there early because all the locals put their Nets out and then they leave both days weighted four to five hours before anybody else join me on the beach but there was net stretched out 400 yards on each side of the pier so that you could hardly even walk on the beach.

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5/14/18 @ 2:51 PM
blackbrd
blackbrd
USER since 1/9/07

Never been smelting in Ashland but will be tomorrow night. Used to do it 20 years ago on the portage in houghton. Any tips and pointers would be greatly appreciated. 5 hour drive wont seem so long as the reports sound good.

Thanks

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5/14/18 @ 2:04 PM
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utahman
utahman
USER since 3/9/03

MOON PHASE (1%)
Waning Crescent

Just got word from my connections.Last night very good, a lot of small males. which means it is begining. Seagrant coastwatch temps look a little high but they changed in the last few hours. Air temp is 77 which is unbelievable, that usually happens only when the wind is from the south. Connections prediction tonight will be very good, so I wouldnt wait, it is so hit or miss with these kinds of years you better go as soon as you hear something, especially with the nice weather, otherwise it will be, "you should have been here yesterday". Im going tonight, to private beach east of Americinn.

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5/14/18 @ 8:27 AM
Perchin'
Perchin'
USER since 1/24/02

If anyone is going up from the Appleton area and wants to bring some back, message me.  I'm snowed in at work.  I love making the trip, but I don't see that happening this year.

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