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#5882245 - 04/20/17 05:00 PM Smelting net
NorthernOutdoors Offline
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Registered: 02/03/12
Posts: 567
Loc: Somewhere in MN
What size mesh is used on a smet net? Figured it could be something to do at night to keep me occupied.
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#5882247 - 04/20/17 05:04 PM Re: Smelting net [Re: NorthernOutdoors]
Bruce T Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 22353
Loc: Northern Maine
1/4 inch mesh
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#5882250 - 04/20/17 05:05 PM Re: Smelting net [Re: NorthernOutdoors]
NorthernOutdoors Offline
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Loc: Somewhere in MN
Thanks Bruce.
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#5882258 - 04/20/17 05:14 PM Re: Smelting net [Re: NorthernOutdoors]
Bruce T Offline
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Loc: Northern Maine
Your welcome.Some go as small as 1/8 inch but don't go through the water as quick.
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#5882303 - 04/20/17 06:21 PM Re: Smelting net [Re: NorthernOutdoors]
grumley701 Offline
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Registered: 12/01/11
Posts: 878
Loc: North Dakota
1/4" is what I've always used.

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#5882400 - 04/20/17 07:55 PM Re: Smelting net [Re: NorthernOutdoors]
RiversNorth13 Offline
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Registered: 11/04/10
Posts: 2286
Loc: Gitche Gumee Wisconsin

1/4 is fine , can bring it through the water faster , leaving time to have a drink in between pulls ! laugh


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#5882414 - 04/20/17 08:02 PM Re: Smelting net [Re: NorthernOutdoors]
Bruce T Offline
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Registered: 12/24/06
Posts: 22353
Loc: Northern Maine
Thats alot of smelts.Only allowed to dip 1 quart per person per night here.
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#5882415 - 04/20/17 08:03 PM Re: Smelting net [Re: NorthernOutdoors]
DelawareRob Offline
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Registered: 10/22/13
Posts: 914
Loc: DE
I've heard smelt are delicious.
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#5882420 - 04/20/17 08:04 PM Re: Smelting net [Re: DelawareRob]
Bruce T Offline
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Loc: Northern Maine
Originally Posted By: DelawareRob
I've heard smelt are delicious.

Yep, love them deep fryed with tarter sauce
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#5882845 - 04/21/17 08:32 AM Re: Smelting net [Re: NorthernOutdoors]
seniortrap Offline
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Registered: 05/25/12
Posts: 2934
Loc: michigan,USA
You can get your share of fish when eating smelt.
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#5882849 - 04/21/17 08:34 AM Re: Smelting net [Re: NorthernOutdoors]
trapper les Offline
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Registered: 03/06/11
Posts: 12050
Loc: williams,mn
Aint that the truth.
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#5883038 - 04/21/17 01:13 PM Re: Smelting net [Re: NorthernOutdoors]
Rubee Offline
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Registered: 09/20/13
Posts: 134
Loc: Northern Michigan
Hey Rivers. That's a haul of smelt. How long ago was that picture taken?

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#5883042 - 04/21/17 01:22 PM Re: Smelting net [Re: NorthernOutdoors]
RiversNorth13 Offline
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Registered: 11/04/10
Posts: 2286
Loc: Gitche Gumee Wisconsin
The other night
Should be great this weekend on the South and North shore
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#5883047 - 04/21/17 01:33 PM Re: Smelting net [Re: RiversNorth13]
petehall Offline
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Registered: 12/27/14
Posts: 244
Loc: northern arizona
WOW
Reminds me of the runs back in the 50s and early 60s up near Two Harbors near Duluth
I cant remember the river but I remember the GOOD eating !!!!!!!!
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#5883050 - 04/21/17 01:35 PM Re: Smelting net [Re: NorthernOutdoors]
RiversNorth13 Offline
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Registered: 11/04/10
Posts: 2286
Loc: Gitche Gumee Wisconsin

Lot of fish in them right now .
Can only keep loopers there right now .








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