When I lived in the Pacific Northwest we used to fish for smelt. As I recall, it was on the Lewis River. Or should I say "scoop" for smelt?
"Fish", "scoop", or "dip", it's all good. I had my first experience smelt fishing when my son, Rhys, was four. We took turns walking downstream along the bank, pulling the net through the water, bringing up at least four or five 6"-8" smelt with every stroke. It didn't take long to fill our bucket!
I can't seem to get too excited over the thought of a dinner of smelt, although my mom and most local residents eagerly anticipate each annual run. Any fish that miss the dinner table are used as bait for Sturgeon.
Farkel, of the Lazy CLASS
If "Lazy" fisherman never fished, there would be no one out fishing, LOL!