Welcome to the Smelt Shack
Shack is a little old place
From the outside on the Frozen Kennebec
To Catch a Smelt
You bait a small hook with a tiny bit of sea worm and drop it in the drink. The line passes through a small button which begins to move when the smelt bites.
Waiting for the bite.
If your eyes are sharp and your hands quick when the button moves
you catch a smelt
Smelts +Kids = Smiles.
Yes, that is Uncle Doug behind Hallie, and he is picking his nose. Ha, Ha Uncle Doug!
and Hugs & Kisses?
Hey you, ya you, Take a kid fishin!
So Long from the Smelt Shack Baby
Info on our good friend Osmerus mordax
The Rainbow Smelt
Along the Massachusetts coast smelt have declined significantly over the past several decades. It is not well understood why? My own opinion on the decline here in the Taunton Watershed is that it may be tied into the decline of eel grass beds in Narragansett and Mt Hope Bay. Many of our inshore species are directly dependant on eel grass, especially in their early life stages. Most eel grass beds have disappeared from Narragansett and Mt Hope Bay over the past several decades?
Life History of the Rainbow Smelt.... HERE
Local Smelt Issue.... HERE