Lake Superior South Shore Smelt

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4/12/16 @ 6:39 PM
Eire
Eire
USER since 4/7/13
Does he actually own waders? this is lake superior..

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4/12/16 @ 6:29 PM
utahman
utahman
USER since 3/9/03
Viper ,Trying to hold up a dip net alone would be a huge task. If you want to try something like that bring some type of stand that you could use as a lever, like a ladder or a post with a base. Those things are heavy just by themselves I have tried a 5 footer off the east side of the pier at bayview park it worked. You need a good stiff pipe to hang it from, just like the big nets up on the pier,but dont anchor it. Tie a knot in the rope so when you pull it gets to the end of the pipe pulley or eyelet you just pull the pipe and net up and swing it in.

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4/12/16 @ 1:37 PM
Musky Ben
Musky Ben
USER since 3/13/02
hooksnguns:

I sincerely hope you do get to pull the net!!! The waters will be cold but bearable... that is, until that wave comes in that sneaks over your waders!!! Then the lower 40 degree water makes ya feel invigorated!!! The nets get heavy when there is fish and its all good, it really sucks when it gets snagged!!! Good Luck if you get to go and be safe!!!

Musky Ben

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4/11/16 @ 6:51 PM
luremaker
luremaker
USER since 1/23/12
Hooksnguns pm me. I live close to you

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4/11/16 @ 6:19 PM
hooksNguns2
hooksNguns2
USER since 5/9/13
I need help from you experienced smelt fishermen. I have not ever gone fishing for smelt. I am trying it for the first time the 22nd - 23rd of April with a couple of friends. We'll be using an 8X8 dip net on a beam and pulley. I have pulled gill nets for ballyhoo, mullet and other fishes. I have thrown a cast net for sardines, mullet and shrimp. This all happened many years ago. I would like to join a veteran group that knows what they are doing and won't mind teaching an old dog new tricks. I do not have any gear. I am smelting this year for the first time and would like to try dragging / pulling a net to shore. Think of it as a bucket list wish. Chances are I may never return to the area for a second chance. If you are willing to add a stranger to your party for a few, please PM me for more information and details. All I have been told about pulling the net is that it is heavy and the water is very cold. The waters I net fished in the Caribbean were maybe 68-70 degrees at the coldest.

I am in Southeast Wisconsin near the state line with Illinois.

thank you, looking forward to your PMs

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4/4/16 @ 3:30 PM
Vipersdad
Vipersdad
USER since 12/24/01
Is it feasible to wade at the park in Ashland with a dip net if I am by myself?

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4/1/16 @ 7:22 PM
fshnfvr
fshnfvr
USER since 5/24/06
Normally the third to fourth week in April. Water is still cold.35 and colder near the streams and rivers. Snows every other day and is still some ice around. I will guess 16th to20th if it warms up

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4/1/16 @ 4:50 PM
eyefan79
eyefan79
USER since 11/25/13
No one?

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3/31/16 @ 10:39 AM
eyefan79
eyefan79
USER since 11/25/13
Anyone wanna guess when it will start in Superior or Ashland? Will be first time trying it up here. Pm if don't wanna put it on here. Looking to bring my family up to do it this year. I was thinking maybe as early as the weekend of the 8th. Let me know your guys thoughts.

Thanks and stay safe everyone, Eyefan79

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3/30/16 @ 9:21 AM
Eire
Eire
USER since 4/7/13
bump

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