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Xibit
03-02-2009, 09:57 PM
can some people post when the smelts run . i know there not runnin yet but when they do start :P

KelBear
03-02-2009, 10:49 PM
We are 2 months away yet...

jmtammi
03-04-2009, 10:30 AM
Usually mid to late April. I'll keep you posted if I hear anything.

bohd
03-04-2009, 02:02 PM
catching lots thru the ice at haviland

intuit
03-05-2009, 12:09 PM
a friend of mine has a trailer, 50 ft from the harmony river, I will post and let you know when they are running in april.

Xibit
04-03-2009, 01:25 PM
anything goin on yet ? the rain were gettin today will probly help get things goin . are the creeks opening up yet at the mouth of them ?

breeder
04-04-2009, 07:27 PM
We are going for a ride tonight to see if anything is happening with these.

A*lil*Loopy
04-04-2009, 09:25 PM
I keep watching the shoreline down on the island but the ice hasn't gone away from it yet. The creeks where they usually get them there are still iced up.

I'm keeping my eyes open for them too! I'll tell ya when I've got some since I'm going to be able to take nightly runs when I think the time is right. I believe (but could be wrong) that they hit East of the Sault near me first then work their way up towards Harmony, etc.

intuit
04-05-2009, 08:10 AM
as my previous post indicated, I will let you know ppl. couple of weeks yet to go for the smelts to hit harmony.

EyelashExtensions
04-06-2009, 02:17 AM
I keep watching the shoreline down on the island but the ice hasn't gone away from it yet. The creeks where they usually get them there are still iced up.

I'm keeping my eyes open for them too! I'll tell ya when I've got some since I'm going to be able to take nightly runs when I think the time is right. I believe (but could be wrong) that they hit East of the Sault near me first then work their way up towards Harmony, etc.

I think your right, they hit the Island first then Goulais later on. Were going to fish both ways this year.....can't wait!

Xibit
04-13-2009, 04:20 PM
has anyone looked in the creeks on st joes to see if there startin down there yet ?

someguy
04-13-2009, 06:36 PM
I was there on the weekend for pancakes and they are still all frozen over.

A*lil*Loopy
04-14-2009, 07:12 PM
Gawas is still froze over even though the creek is running just fine. I think it may be another week before it's open. I'll keep watching since I pass it every morning/evening.

someguy
04-17-2009, 11:45 AM
They should be up in the island late next week. I was talking to a friend in Spanish today and they told me that they are getting them there. Usually after he gets them there they are here a week later.

msdvs
04-17-2009, 12:34 PM
Anytime now

A*lil*Loopy
04-17-2009, 07:09 PM
I figure by Sunday night they should be on the Island. The ice is partially away from the shore but only by a couple of feet here and there. The rest of the bay is still frozen up because the water isn't moving.

I'll be dipping my net in Sunday night and letting you all know.

msdvs
04-19-2009, 06:43 PM
good news

Xibit
04-20-2009, 03:44 PM
is anyone going out north to harmony or chippawa this weekend to see whats goin on out there?

someguy
04-20-2009, 04:00 PM
is anyone going out north to harmony or chippawa this weekend to see whats goin on out there?

I went up that way yesterday and it is still frozen over in Harmony

verotik66
04-20-2009, 07:29 PM
i was at harmony last night and it wasnt frozen over, we got a couple smelts there is no big run yet

Xibit
04-21-2009, 01:23 PM
hows the water level like is it flowing like crazy ? were heading up friday night

EyelashExtensions
04-21-2009, 02:21 PM
Harmony is serving smelts as of tomorrow so they must be in now.

intuit
04-21-2009, 05:30 PM
the smelts are slowly coming in (harmony), thurs/fri/sat/sun are you best nights. good luck

A*lil*Loopy
04-21-2009, 06:39 PM
On St. Joes the ice is now out so I'm heading out tonight to see if we've missed them.
Would've gone last night but wasn't willing to look like Capt. Highliner for the weathers sake.

someguy
04-22-2009, 09:52 AM
So anyone go out anywhere and get some?

MaO3
04-22-2009, 11:13 AM
My youngest son was out at Harmony last night and came home with way more than we need. He brought home a 3 lb bucket full and was only gone from home for about 2 or 2 1/2 hours.

A*lil*Loopy
04-22-2009, 01:08 PM
I'm wondering if they missed the Island. We went last night and only got 6 little ones so we'll try again tonight. We did however see a muskrat and a mink, the muskrat scared the crap out of my husband since it hit his foot. They were both a bit surprised to say the least.

EyelashExtensions
04-22-2009, 02:25 PM
My youngest son was out at Harmony last night and came home with way more than we need. He brought home a 3 lb bucket full and was only gone from home for about 2 or 2 1/2 hours.

What time did he go at Ma? I want to drive out tonight. Probably go up a bit farther than Harmony though.

Xibit
04-22-2009, 04:52 PM
were going friday night wheres the best spot you think around harmony by then?

unbeautiful-mistake*
04-22-2009, 09:07 PM
wheres a good place in harmony to fish... i havent been smelt fishing since i was like 8

MaO3
04-22-2009, 09:31 PM
he left home around 11:00 and was back at the house by 1:30.

jmtammi
04-27-2009, 11:50 PM
Have they been running good at Harmony? I went to the island on Friday and left with about a third of a pail in about 20 minutes. Looking to go out again this weekend when I have some help cleaning them.

intuit
04-28-2009, 10:24 AM
just got back from harmony ( sunday nite), filled a big cooler full in about 75 mins. They (smelts) are at the mouth of the river, that is where everyone is getting them. The next few nights should be good.

geogett
04-29-2009, 09:27 AM
would thursday nite be too late??

Selina
04-29-2009, 01:10 PM
I was at Harmony last night on the left hand side and we got over 600 in 2 hours.

MaO3
04-29-2009, 06:02 PM
One of my boys said last night was the best night he'd ever seen for smelts. He was amazed at the volume, had to empty the net every time.