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Lake Superior smelt fishing has been a tradition for many years now. The rainbow smelt is not native to the Great Lakes. It migrated from the sea, as many other species did when the lakes were opened to ocean going ships.

The Smelt run reached it's peek in the 60's and has been on the decline ever since. At one time you could easily fill a pickup truck in a few hours of dipping. Now, of course it's a different story. You can still catch good numbers but the timing has to be right. With the technical advance of computers and the internet we can improve our changes of being at the right place at the right time. So, join our forum, and post your reports, good or bad, so we can all increase our chances for tasty smelt fry dinners.

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  Smelt with Beer Batter

2 lbs dressed smelt
3 eggs
1/2 can cold beer
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1 tsp. salt
1 dash Basil
1 dash Oregano
2 dashes Garlic Powder

Beat eggs until fluffy. Add beer and 1 tsp salt.
In separate bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, seasonings and remaining salt.
Dip fillets first into liquid batter then into dry mixture,
and back into liquid batter.
Fry in butter until light brown and fish flakes with a fork.


H Christiansen Co
4976 Arnold Rd, Rice lake township


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P.O. Box 7333
Duluth, MN 55807

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