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Postby Professor_Leakey » Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:55 pm

what's the ice like and have they started dragging the smelt shacks out yet? i will probably give them a call after Christmas but i was curious and thought maybe somebody here would know. happy holidays everyone :beer:
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Re: smelt camps

Postby papageno » Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:30 pm

I always get a kick out of the idea of Frank Zappa duck hunting and smelt fishing.
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Re: smelt camps

Postby Professor_Leakey » Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:43 pm

i get a kick out of yours, too. :beer:

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Re: smelt camps

Postby papageno » Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:35 pm

Glad someone gets it.

Hysterical video… Thanks.

BTW, The last Zappa show was the best live performance I've ever seen…. or did I?
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Re: smelt camps

Postby Bunker » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:31 pm

papageno wrote:Glad someone gets it.

Hysterical video… Thanks.

BTW, The last Zappa show was the best live performance I've ever seen…. or did I?


You haven't seen the best live performance until you've seen the professor in a smelt camp! Now that's a show! (No snappy comments professor or I'll have to dig up the video... :) )

Too bad you flew south for the winter papageno (well at least more south than here!) If you make it back up in February let us now and we'll get you out to the camps.

Professor are you callin' or am I? I would think it won't be long now as long as it keeps being cold at night. The cousins are in too they just want a bit o notice. It'd be nice to do a mass blast and a maine cast before the 2nd or even the 31st before my license expires either way I'll have new ones on the 1st. We may need to change locals though, never really felt IT at the place we were at last year. All I felt was the buzz and subsequent hangover!


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Re: smelt camps

Postby Professor_Leakey » Sat Dec 21, 2013 3:19 pm

i will call them up after Christmas...im perfectly happy making a switch in location. i found out that baker's is opening up december 27th, so im sure all the others will be around that date as well. let me know which one you wanna try. i always like webbs

i just made about 30 lbs of deer sausage. turned out pretty good...hot italian, pretty darn spicy, too. go ahead and make a joke, bunker. anyway, when we go we're gonna have to cook up some peppers and onions and sausages for some sammiches. :beer:
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Re: smelt camps

Postby papageno » Sat Dec 21, 2013 5:58 pm

im starting to get the concept of smelt fishing....

Ill be around for a bit in February - talk to you then.
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Re: smelt camps

Postby Professor_Leakey » Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:27 pm

papageno wrote:im starting to get the concept of smelt fishing....

Ill be around for a bit in February - talk to you then.


the concept of smelt fishing, explained, leakily. on a night preferably 15 degrees or colder, meet up with a few good friends at one of the many smelt camps. bring along goose jerky or some venison as well as plenty of beer and a bottle of john daniels (when you have known him as long as i have you can call him john). eat good food and drink a lot, and talk whole lots of chit with your buddies and the people in the shacks around you. catch as many smelt as your liver/river will allow. when the fog clears batter and fry those little bastards. they are delicious. if things go well you end up with a hundred or more. if things dont go well you end up with a hangover and some great but foggy memories.
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Re: smelt camps

Postby Bunker » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:24 pm

Professor_Leakey wrote:
papageno wrote:im starting to get the concept of smelt fishing....

Ill be around for a bit in February - talk to you then.


the concept of smelt fishing, explained, leakily. on a night preferably 15 degrees or colder, meet up with a few good friends at one of the many smelt camps. bring along goose jerky or some venison as well as plenty of beer and a bottle of john daniels (when you have known him as long as i have you can call him john). eat good food and drink a lot, and talk whole lots of chit with your buddies and the people in the shacks around you. catch as many smelt as your liver will allow. when the fog clears batter and fry those little bastards. they are delicious. if things go well you end up with a hundred or more. if things dont go well you end up with a hangover and some great but foggy memories.


Yep that about sums it up. John will have to stay at home...heard his old lady a real you know what...maybe dr. Magillicuddy is free or that damn wild turkey he's a honey! :)


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Re: smelt camps

Postby papageno » Sun Dec 22, 2013 9:55 am

Can I bring a bottle of Gladnost instead? If I start singing the 'Sasquatch is my daddy' song, are you going to throw me in the hole or sing along?
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Re: smelt camps

Postby daffy... » Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:56 pm

the camps on the abby, cathance are out
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Re: smelt camps

Postby Professor_Leakey » Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:14 am

papageno wrote:If I start singing the 'Sasquatch is my daddy' song, are you going to throw me in the hole or sing along?


both could possibly happen...still, if anybody gets tossed into the drink it will likely be me.

daffy... wrote:the camps on the abby, cathance are out


thanks for the info...looking forward to getting out to the shacks. the smelt fishing in MA this year was pretty pathetic. i hope that isnt an indicator of what to expect in Maine this season.
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Re: smelt camps

Postby Professor_Leakey » Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:15 pm

Blast then Cast is scheduled for the 30th. Ducks and Geese in the morning then smelt and beer and John Daniels in the evening (his wife said it was okay). Looking forward to it. Gonna get my Clue on.

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Re: smelt camps

Postby Seaductor » Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:13 pm

Jimmy Worthings in Randolph ha about 20 shacks on the ice today.
Remember you can get pizza or Chinese food delivery right to your shack!!!!

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Postby MaineHunter » Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:12 pm

Wow next time I'm at worthings Ill be ordering chinese!! Thanks for that seaductor!
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Re: smelt camps

Postby Professor_Leakey » Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:54 pm

i hear that baker's had a little snag and did not drag their camps out yet as intended. i ended up booking with worthings this time around and am excited at the possibility of a poo poo platter while smelt fishing. this truly is the greatest country on Earth. :beer:
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Re: smelt camps

Postby Seaductor » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:39 am

My son and his Rhode Island buddies had an 8 man shack last year!! Lots of Chinese chow, beer, pizza and cigars!! I got a smaller camp next door.. Cigars and me don't agree! LOL

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Re: smelt camps

Postby Professor_Leakey » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:19 pm

im really looking forward to time in the smelt shack. i hope theyre biting. last couple times i went it was real slow. it tends to be either big hit or big miss..but always a lot of fun.
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Re: smelt camps

Postby MaineHunter » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:40 pm

Any luck? Everything I've heard is it's been slow so far...
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Re: smelt camps

Postby Professor_Leakey » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:27 pm

the gunnin part was good as far as the geese go, but the smelt were not cooperating. was still fun as hell. will try the smelt shacks again maybe in february.

bunker had thought maybe with it being a Monday, that the smelt shacks would be pretty tame, but the locals were out in full force and it was great times for all, despite the lousy bite.
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Re: smelt camps

Postby JCraig12 » Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:55 pm

Where'd you guys go? We went to Baker's Wednesday night and got a grand total of 4 fish.
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Re: smelt camps

Postby Professor_Leakey » Sat Jan 11, 2014 8:33 am

we were at worthings
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Re: smelt camps

Postby JCraig12 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:23 pm

Heard they were pulling the shacks off from all the rain/flood warnings. What a winter so far.. :huh:
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Re: smelt camps

Postby Professor_Leakey » Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:08 pm

any reports from the smelt camps? im probably gonna head up again in about 3 weeks...bunker, take note. are the camps back out and are they catching any? nobody was catching them a couple weeks ago. im gonna give it a try either way...3/4 of the fun is just being there...
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Postby JCraig12 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 5:33 pm

From what I hear it's still been pretty slow. I know the shacks are out at Baker's
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