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#1 Retroboy

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 06:12 AM

So I've had some good luck and a couple excellent feeds of smelt so far this year, and having pulled quite a few 9" and a couple 11" ones out at Dominion that seemed pretty durned big, I got to wondering about size distributions based on fishing locations.

 

I'm hearing that the central tidal lakes have the largest ones, with smelt over a foot long not being uncommon, and in my experience the ones at about the Rothesay and Cameron Road areas are generally smaller, often almost glassy when they're really tiny. 

 

Any ideas why the ones at different locations are so different in relative size, assuming the above info is true (because fishermen never exaggerate, right? Right?! :)


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#2 MonctonFishernoob

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Posted 04 February 2016 - 06:42 AM

Ive been getting them 5-8 inches roughly in shediac, biggest ive seen is right around 10 inches in that area.


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Posted 04 February 2016 - 03:47 PM

That's pretty typical size for up and down the Northumberland coastline, in my experience.


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