Can't wait to get out to do some ice fishing. Got all my gear tuned up and ready to go. I live in Elk River, and want to know if anybody has an idea of a good place to go to by smelt. I know Cub sells it but the cost seemed high to me.
Speaking of Smelt, do you usually lay it on the bottom, just off the bottom, or anywhere in the water columb you expect, or are marking fish? I have never used smelt before, so not sure of the best practices. I am also assuming it is OK to keep a stock on hand frozen.
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988