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Video: Smelt Fishing Through the Ice, Part 1

In Part 1, ice fisherman George Vanderhoff shares what equipment you need and how to get set up in order to ice fish for smelt on a Northern Michigan inland lake.

Smelt fishing in Northern Michigan is a favorite of fishermen in different parts of the year and the includes fishing for smelt through the ice. In Part One of a two-part series, fisherman George Vanderhoff walks us through everything from drilling the two holes in the ice to choosing bait and even shares the need to jiggle the line. Beautiful images of George as he sets up on a gorgeous winter evening and prepares for a night of smelt fishing.

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