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Smelt 2023
« on: March 02, 2023, 08:42:00 PM »
Has anyone heard anything. Id love to get a dip or two in this season. Sure looked like they were in last week gulls were going crazy.

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Re: Smelt 2023
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2023, 08:57:17 PM »
Last year it was March 5th. Hope its soon.

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Re: Smelt 2023
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2023, 08:58:24 PM »
I have been waiting for the word! Nothing yet. :fishin:
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Re: Smelt 2023
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2023, 09:13:31 PM »
Net is ready. Please add opportunity!
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Re: Smelt 2023
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2023, 12:13:28 AM »
Has anyone heard anything. Id love to get a dip or two in this season. Sure looked like they were in last week gulls were going crazy.
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Im guessing they are just waiting for the water temperature to get up to what it needs to be then you'll seen an announcement.

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Re: Smelt 2023
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2023, 06:40:50 AM »
WDFW will probably open the season now that they are gone.  Haven't seen a smelt in a week and a half.  Birds are gone, sea lions are too, for the most part.  Saw a couple yesterday, compared to a couple hundred 3 weeks ago.

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Re: Smelt 2023
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2023, 03:13:03 AM »
I guess us non natives are getting the shaft. What a joke this state is.

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Re: Smelt 2023
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2023, 06:29:16 AM »
They're gone now anyhow.  It would have been great for about a week though.

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Re: Smelt 2023
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2023, 07:53:18 AM »
What do y'all do with them exactly? I tried smoking them while but it was pretty bad. I tried smoking them cleaned and it was still bony as can be. I fed most of them to my dog. :dunno:

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Re: Smelt 2023
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2023, 08:40:26 AM »
I've got 2 limits in the freezer flavored for bait. 
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Re: Smelt 2023
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2023, 11:18:39 AM »
What do y'all do with them exactly? I tried smoking them while but it was pretty bad. I tried smoking them cleaned and it was still bony as can be. I fed most of them to my dog. :dunno:

You didnt smoke them right  :chuckle: Peel the spine out and eat any other bones that are left . I really like them fried whole or cleaned . I never clean them to smoke .
They are also good pickled . And of course sturgeon bait .

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Re: Smelt 2023
« Reply #12 on: March 29, 2023, 01:02:34 PM »
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