Hog smelt

Saturday, December 30, 2017
Smelt, Rainbow
Approximately 11 inches

I should've properly measured this beast. Apparently this is a monster in the world of smelt fishing. Caught during a fine day of pre-New Year's fishing northwest of Ottawa with with Eli and Rex. 


Corey's picture

That's the biggest shmelt I have ever seen!

Hengelaar's picture

Those are such cool looking critters!

Good to see you boys are having fun.

Fishn sure is neat

Outdoors4life's picture

I saw some big ones out of Superior but i don't think they were even close. 

I love the teeth on those big uns! Such a predator of the minnow world. 

I am editing to say I would say over 12 for sure. I have seen 11 inchers and that one is larger.

It is all perspective!

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Eli's picture

Mike's a smelt-eating beast




Goldenfishberg's picture

Mother of pearl! That’s what we call a BONIFIED BEAST! 

Ya just Can't catch um from the couch.

Hengelaar's picture

"Bonified" sounds a little dirty there, Mr. Berg. Surely that's not what you were going for...

Fishn sure is neat

Goldenfishberg's picture

Thank you for pointing out my provactive spelling error Mr. Dutchman! I do beleive I was going for Bonafide here... Bonifide sounds like a place where a guy would go to spend money on...certian services.

Ya just Can't catch um from the couch.

BradleyR's picture

Wow! That's huge!! Bigger than any of the ones I've seen in freshwater. Congrats!