Last night the smelt were running very strong in Duluth, and also in Ashland.
The commercial nets in Duluth were loaded with large males for the most part. Seiners on Park Point struggled with waves and debris, but some did well if they were willing to get a little wet. The Lester also had a small run, but the water level is very low and we’re not sure how that will affect the run. Tonight may be a repeat of last night with east wind still blowing. Smelters will be smelting in large numbers this weekend. I hope the smelt cooperate.