Going Shack Wacky for Smelts
Got out to do some smelt spearing for the first time this winter down Big Island. It was a really nice day, -3 degrees and the sun was out most of the day.
No problem finding a good shack to use, matter of fact, I moved around and check out a few others in the first 3 hours looking for smelts ending up back at the first one, with no luck. Nobody even seen a smelt which made me pack up my gear and go farther down the island and try another spot.There was a couple guys fishing smelts on the ice and they had a few but not that many to be setting there all day. As luck would have it I found the only empty shack and started waiting for smelts. I was there about an hour and as I stood up to stretch my legs the first two smelts went through my hole (darn).You try a lot of deferent things to attract smelts like tapping or talking, I guess I was just getting shack wacky. Finally the owner of the shack I was using show up and even thou he was sorry I had to go, I believe he put me out of my misery.
I ended up getting 7, yes 7 smelts
, not a good day, as the wife informed me that?s 7 smelts in 7 hours. But I was out and I tried and maybe there will be a good run on the next time.Check out my day
Again it beats work? FISH-ON!