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is it smelt time?

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Anyone know if the smelts are running in Lake Erie. I don't need your spots. I just would like to know if anyone knows if they are running in Erie.

 

Thanks

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X3  ......but I think the water is a tad too cold now .  Lots of rain for the weekend might trigger them to start "running" 

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I found some info that says smelt run starts at water temp around 42ºF.  Current water temp is only 33ºF. A few more weeks I guess.

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... well the past few nights have had ice growth on the surface of the waters (areas with few waves) in the region, mostly gone by noon once the sun is up, ... so the temps aren't much above zero in most of the area ...

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1 hour ago, boogaloo said:

Smelts will run when the Pussy Willows bloom.:D...............................Daniel

I decapitated my pussy willow tree two weeks ago ....some bunches were 6' long .

Might have to wait for the lilacs to bloom ......

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3 hours ago, smerchly said:

I decapitated my pussy willow tree two weeks ago ....some bunches were 6' long .

Might have to wait for the lilacs to bloom ......

I heard you were hard on the pussy willows.:rolleyes:

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5 hours ago, I'm_A_Drifter said:

Doesn't hurt to take a drive down to your spot.

In the daytime , if there is fresh trash and dead smelt strewn about, its on.

In the evening if there are enough cars around to look like a used car lot, its on.

You have a short window of when this happens too. So you may need to be proactive about it, because nobody will advertise it.

My spot is 100% private. There will not be anyone there but me.

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9 hours ago, Chrisb said:

My spot is 100% private. There will not be anyone there but me.

Will you sell shares ?  I'll buy 50%  .......   :Gonefishing:

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31 minutes ago, I'm_A_Drifter said:

I'm all for sharing spots of equal value.

I'll give you 3 carp spots for 1 brookie spot ..... or 2 crappie spots .....   :pardon:

The barter system at it's best !!

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There's an old saying ......"If you want to play ......you have to pay"  

I patronize the independent tackle shops from here to Napannee , depending where I am when I need tackle .  The knowledge and personal service  is invaluable .

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I have a plan to try on Thursday if things come together - weather, wind. I will post the results. If not this week they should be running by next week. Lake Erie temp is being reported as 38ºF.

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The water temp off Buffalo is 37ºF. Smelt time is supposed to be around 40-42ºF. Time should be right just need to get a good day when I can can access the water without needing a scuba suit.

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