Smelt Report – May 2 2019 – Quiet Night on the Current River

Smelt Fishing

Smelt Fishing a Thunder Bay River Bank Tradition
Smelt Fishing a Thunder Bay River Bank Tradition

Thunder Bay River Bank Tradition

THUNDER BAY – Down at the mouth of the Current River tonight there are a few die-hard smelters out seeking the little fish. So far however there isn’t much for luck in netting any smelts.

Late night smelt fishing is a tradition along the mouths of the rivers in Thunder Bay.

The tasty smelts are running in the local rivers
The tasty smelts are slow running in the local rivers this season.

In banner years, people can gather buckets and buckets of the little fish. The little fish are caught in hand nets on long poles usually.

It is important to keep in mind that the water in the rivers are still very cold, and often flowing fast so keeping the younger kids under supervision is important.

If you have smelt fishing tips please share them in the comments.