Smelt Riggingwhat do you guys do?
Posted 06 November 2011 - 09:57 PM
I'm curious what you guys in Nova Scotia do for fishing smelts?
Here in NB, we typically fish in about 6-15 feet of water. We use a sinker on the bottom of the line, and attach up to 3 hooks (#8's) spaced about six to eight inches apart with the lowest one being about eight inches from the sinker. We'll put shrimp on the hooks (one coctail shrimp cut into 3 pieces, one peice per hook) then drop the line all the way to the bottom. Then, we'll balance the rod on one finger to feel the slight hits (ready to grip the whole thing when needed), then give a little jig to set the hook. I find shrimp is the best bait, however it falls off the hook easily so you're constantly re-baiting your hooks.
It doesn't really matter what time of day/night we fish, since when it's good, it's good and vice-versa. We find that they come in waves, with it being good for about 45 minutes to an hour, then there's a lull with little to nothing for a half-hour to 45 minutes, then it's on again and so on.
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