Saturday, April 22, 2017

smelt

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This past week or so has seen an increase in campers and cars along the bay.  It is smelt season.  Smelt is a small fish probably similar to sardines.  David spoke to someone who said they had been coming up here for 50+ years to smelt fish ~ it was a family tradition.
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A smelt fry naturally follows smelt catching, and many of the local churches here have them as fundraisers. We tried fried smelt once when we lived in the Upper Peninsula. I think it must be an acquired taste... which we haven't acquired yet. It could have been that we just didn't get a good fry batch ~ it was at a fundraiser and they were being fried in huge barrels over an open fire.

Today was an incredibly gorgeous day. Temps in the upper 60's (°F), and sunshine! Last night the Northern Lights could be seen in our area (of course, I slept thru them) and will hopefully be seen again tonight so we will have a chance to see them.


2 comments:

  1. I do envy you the chance to see the Northern Lights. Smelt? Not so much.

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  2. My momma would eat piles of them, God bless her. Me, nope. I agree, definitely an acquired taste. Would love to see the Northern Lights again. Best ever I've seen was in the U.P.

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