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Old 02-02-2003, 01:50 PM   #1
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Where would be the best place to buy a smelt net? I called fisherman's and they have them for 29.99. Is that the best way to go? i.e. quality and price.


Also do I need a lic. for netting them in the Cowlitz? And what is the limit.
I have a non res. fishing lic for Wash.

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Old 02-02-2003, 01:53 PM   #2
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Les: you can borrow mine.

10 # daily limit.

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Old 02-02-2003, 02:01 PM   #3
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Default Re: Where to buy a smelt net?

Alligator,
G.I. Joes is a sponsor of Ifish, but I suppose Fishermans would be a good place too. I just got back from the Cowlitz. It took about 15 minutes for a 10# limit. A lot of people dipping more than their limit. I probably could have finished quicker but I tore a big hole in my net on the second dip. No license is required. There was some talk about increasing the limit to 20#, but I haven't heard if that has happened.

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Old 02-02-2003, 02:04 PM   #4
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Giz, I might just take advantage of your friendly offer. Dave and I and possible one other friend want to run up and get some smelt tomorrow.

I do want to check pricing and quality of the nets available first. It's one of the things that needs to hang on the garage wall for decor :grin: 364 days a year.

Giz, email me your phone number please.

Thanks again for the offer, that I may take you up on.
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Old 02-02-2003, 02:09 PM   #5
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Thanks L2F, I'll check both places.

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Old 02-02-2003, 02:16 PM   #6
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They have them at GI Joe's rightn now for like $20 - $30!!!
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Old 02-02-2003, 06:09 PM   #7
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Picked one up at Sportsman's Warehouse in Salem for $21.99. They just got in 100 of them, but they are going fast according to the salesperson that I bought mine from.

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Old 02-02-2003, 06:55 PM   #8
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GI Joe's has them on sale right now fow 27 dollars and they look like a sturdy frame and pole but the net material it self did not look as tough as others I have seen.

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Old 02-02-2003, 07:05 PM   #9
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I just bought one today at delta park fisherman`s for 27.99 at the g.i. joes there they are 32.00
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Old 02-02-2003, 07:58 PM   #10
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Ditto on Sportsman's Warehouse in Salem.
Nice net for $21.99, but allow some time to look around, cuz they have lots of cool stuff there.
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Old 02-03-2003, 07:19 AM   #11
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Big 5 sporting goods in Gresham has them for $18.00-$20.00 dollars. If they have them there they should be at all Big 5 sporting goods stores.
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