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Posted: Aug 08, 2018 - 11:15 am


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I'm just curious .. When fishing GB we mark bait at different depths , some hugging bottom and other schools suspended any where from 25-50 ft ...Any ideas on what they are ??

Ask this question because this spring was a banner year for silver salmon , but of the 40+ landed not a single one had bait in it's gut ...

So .. I have no idea of types of bait ...Any suggestions ???


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Posted: Aug 08, 2018 - 11:34 am


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Probably smelt. Mine have been full of smelt.

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Posted: Aug 08, 2018 - 02:01 pm


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QUOTE (Fishabout @ Aug 08, 2018 - 11:34 am)
Probably smelt. Mine have been full of smelt.

Hey; What time of year did u find smelt in salmon ??

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Posted: Aug 08, 2018 - 03:30 pm


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I have a cottage at Balm Beach and always catch lots os smelts in the spring right after ice out from the beach. May be smelts.

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Posted: Aug 08, 2018 - 05:56 pm


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Last couple I got about a month ago were full of smelt. And they were about 80 down over 100+ of water.

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Posted: Aug 09, 2018 - 11:15 am


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90 percent of the time over the past 5 years if there's something in salmons stomach its smelt. Although I have seen alwife, shiners, herring, and very very rarely gobies.

Salmon don't seem to feed much when the water is still ice cold first thing in the spring, at least those are my observations.

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Posted: Aug 10, 2018 - 06:21 am


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Last time out a couple weeks ago. Were full of smelt then. Have found alwife and herring in them also this year.

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Posted: Aug 10, 2018 - 07:13 am


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Some of those thick suspended clouds are not baitfish but clumps of the seafleas.

Those green threads on your line when you bring it in

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Posted: Aug 10, 2018 - 07:42 am


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QUOTE (RHYBAK @ Aug 10, 2018 - 07:13 am)
Some of those thick suspended clouds are not baitfish but clumps of the seafleas.

Those green threads on your line when you bring it in

Good observation, never thought of that , some of the large clouds could be fleas but other smaller ones had arches ...fish..

thanks for a new perspective

Hey the motor works just fine

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Posted: Aug 10, 2018 - 01:38 pm


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Hi all ICE could you PM me thanks

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