Smelt are small fish from the herring family that swim upstream from the Big Lake, in the spring to spawn. Yoopers catch them with dip nets. Toivo Maki demonstrates the proper method of biting off the head of the first smelt, part of the ritual of smeltin'.<br />
Sometimes a beverage helps kill the taste.
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Smelt are small fish from the herring family that swim upstream from the Big Lake, in the spring to spawn. Yoopers catch them with dip nets. Toivo Maki demonstrates the proper method of biting off the head of the first smelt, part of the ritual of smeltin'.
Sometimes a beverage helps kill the taste.

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