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Phinger28
07-13-2008, 09:00 PM
Anyone use them for bait, live or dead?

blue_floater
07-14-2008, 12:12 AM
Went mackerel fishing out at the Santa Cruz pier and caught nothing but smelt. Used squid to catch the smelt, then cut up smelt for bait and got many more bites. These fish love their own kind, cut up nice and small on a sabiki rig.

juskickinit
07-14-2008, 10:48 AM
where are you trying to use them for bait?

Phinger28
07-14-2008, 11:35 AM
Well, Im suppose to go camping with family in Bodega Bay, and a read a post that somebody was catching lots of smelt in Bodega. I figure if there is smelt around, then there must also be something there that would love to have smelt for dinner.

Phinger28
07-14-2008, 11:42 AM
Does anyone know if it is legal to use them? A lot of people i seen catching them in Bodega were calling them jacksmelt. Is this the same as the surf smelt? All the ones Ive seen in Bodega were about 12"-16" long.

GottabKevin
07-14-2008, 05:07 PM
yes i us them. i prefer live it atracts the fish im going for

surge
07-14-2008, 05:21 PM
Hi
can you tell me the pier your catching the smelt at bodaga bay or directions how to get there? thanks

BIG_ONE
07-15-2008, 06:28 PM
LOL. talk about smelt liking their own kind, the mack does also, kinda tells me every fish loves their own kind, if its meat and its fish, they eat it ;D