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Offline Capt. Parker

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Re: Smelt 2017
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2017, 12:11:36 PM »

[/quote]THanks Capt.You run a boat on the big lake?
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Yes, run my boat out of Duluth on Lake Superior. 
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I will try and keep you guys posted on how the big lake is producing over the summer.
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Re: Smelt 2017
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2017, 12:34:37 PM »
thanks capt,

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Re: Smelt 2017
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2017, 01:44:24 PM »

THanks Capt.You run a boat on the big lake?[/quote]


[/quote]Yes, run my boat out of Duluth on Lake Superior. 
Check out my website www.SuperiorPursuits.com

I will try and keep you guys posted on how the big lake is producing over the summer.[/quote]
[/quote]Were you in Business in 89 or early90s? Some reason you sound fibular?

 An boar you smelt the same for years,No one told yah its hard to be around yah EH Youngster[/quote]
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Re: Smelt 2017
« Reply #18 on: April 23, 2017, 08:21:30 PM »
Think I'm heading up tomorrow afternoon. Sounds like they have started running pretty well and good numbers are being had out on Park point and the Lester. Looking forward to the trip!
Where did I catch all these fish you ask??? right in the lip....

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Re: Smelt 2017
« Reply #19 on: April 23, 2017, 08:23:33 PM »
Good luck  man I'd love to have me a meal of smelt. hubba_hubba-404.gif they just don't do them smelt fries no more! pouty-1023.gif pouty-1023.gif
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Re: Smelt 2017
« Reply #20 on: April 23, 2017, 08:29:05 PM »
Good luck  man I'd love to have me a meal of smelt. hubba_hubba-404.gif they just don't do them smelt fries no more! pouty-1023.gif pouty-1023.gif

Thanks, If'in I get any extree, I'll send them down your way!
Where did I catch all these fish you ask??? right in the lip....

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Re: Smelt 2017
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2017, 06:33:29 AM »
I think it was Clancy who writes for the Outdoor News had an article years ago about smelt.  He said sometimes when catching smelt it is actually a run of spot tail shiners or they are at least mixed in.  He said everyone eats them too and don't even know the difference.  He now goes to the bait shop once a year and gets a batch of spot tails and cooks them up like smelt. Easier than going smelting. 

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Re: Smelt 2017
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2017, 10:18:24 AM »
 :scratch: :scratch:

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Re: Smelt 2017
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2017, 01:40:45 PM »
Good luck  man I'd love to have me a meal of smelt. hubba_hubba-404.gif they just don't do them smelt fries no more! pouty-1023.gif pouty-1023.gif

Thanks, If'in I get any extree, I'll send them down your way!
PF SEND 57 dem spottail shiners!!! I'l trade yah for some real smelts EH!! Remember me I sure hope yah do great!!!! Last time I did it was commin home from travelin in bout 87? 88? piss poor!! i did, never went back.The late 60s when in highschol an 4-5 of us went up and filled trash cans full 30 gal.galvanized cans.Good Luck to ya!! it aint what it was but what is??We strip everything take all then complain!! its gone confused-3316.gif
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Re: Smelt 2017
« Reply #24 on: April 26, 2017, 09:17:43 PM »
They were running this weekend. Friends went up and were able to fill a cooler pretty fast. I had a couple things come up and was not able to go this weekend. Planning on heading up Sunday afternoon. Maybe with the cold weather they will still be running..
Where did I catch all these fish you ask??? right in the lip....