Re: NANFA-- School of Smelt
Tue, 23 Mar 2004 23:52:09 EST

In a message dated 3/23/04 10:34:32 PM US Eastern Standard Time, writes:
Quoting "" <IndyEsox at>:

> nor have a stretch mesh larger than 1-1/2 inches. Dip nets may not exceed 12
> feet in diameter.

That's some dipnet - where can I get one? Spooky topminnows? No match for my
12' dipnet!

About 15 years ago I saw a special on Public Television about the spring
smelt run on Lake Michigan. I was fascinated by the dip nets they used and have
not been able to find one. I've been up to Michigan City, Indiana a couple of
times in May and have snooped around K-Mart, a couple of bait stores and the
boat docks where a guy I knew kept his boat to find them without luck. Maybe
Sajjad Lateef could snoop around and find a source.

Or maybe I could do a web search for bait shops on Lake Michigan.

Chuck Church
Indianapolis, Indiana USA
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