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ISO fresh lake smelts

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I am looking to buy some fresh lake smelts and perch or pickerel.
When are they in season.
Am between Port Huron and Detroit. Anywhere within one hour driving distance would be perfect, but am open to a little farther.
I want to have a fish fry.

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  1. FWIW the smelt were running on the Chicago lakefront last weekend. Catches have been WAY down the last decade or so, so not sure if they are being pursued commercially right now.

    1. I would call Superior Fish in Royal Oak.

      http://www.superiorfish.com/id66.html

      1. I think you need to do your own smelt dipping...I have never heard of a place that sells smelt.