We missed the spawning smelts

Unfortunately, me and my friends missed the spawn of the smelts this year. Afterwards I heard that the best spawning was somewhere between the sixth and ninth of May and the earliest trip we made to the streams were eleventh or twelfth (if I remember right). It was too late, only we got was a couple of empty bellied smelts and bleak. In the next year we have to be more careful, since in the previous year there was plenty of smelts to put into the freezer!

Me and my smelt net waiting for nothing. I even bought a new steel rod for making the net more balanced and heavier it to be drowned easier in the stream. It is much better than the previous version were, but useless without the smelts.

Me and my smelt net waiting for nothing. I even bought a new steel rod for making the net more balanced and heavier to be drowned easier in the stream. It is much better than the previous version were, but useless without the smelts.

A picture from the freezer "full of" frozen smelts.

Luckily, it seems that we still have about three liters of smelts from the previous year, waiting to become deep fried ๐Ÿ™‚

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