Welcome aboard Captain Dave's Smelt Fishing Information Page!
There is hardly any smelt fishing information on the Internet so I decided to add some. Smelts do not frequent Massachusetts or New Hampshire consistently to support the smelt shack business so the best fishing is in Maine.
Scroll down to view a list of smelt shack facilities:
Here are directions from one of my visitors to where you can set up your own smelt shack in Bowdoinham, Maine at no charge:
- Jim's Smelt Camp
- Leighton's Smelt Camp
Tel# (Camp) 207- 666-5551
Tel# (H) 207-737-2646
- River Bend Smelt Camp
Route 295 North
The Bowdoinham exit
Turn right at the stop sign
Continue until you get to the center of town
Continue down a steepish hill an come to a stop sign
Turn left (if you need to stop at a store you'll pass one right there)
Continue to railroad tracks on the right
Continue up a small hill and take that right
Continue to the end and you'll see the river
Chubby Leighton smelt camp will be on the left
Continue past Chubby Leighton smelt camp and on the right is a public boat launch
You can put a smelt shack right on the river
- James Eddy Smelt Camps
- Purdy's Smelt Camp
Tel# 207-737-8826 or 207-737-4553
Tel# (Cell) 207-458-9474
- Sonny's Smelt Camp
Rt. 9 Randolph, Maine
- Jim Worthing's Smelt Camp
- Hunter Farm Smelt Camp
Visit my Rainbow Smelt page for general information, its reproduction, habitat, food, fishing season, angling tips, handling and cooking.
The links to the left provide current marine and local Massachusetts weather reports, extended local Massachusetts weather reports, tide charts (Boston, Massachusetts) and the US Coast Guard Navigation Center, featuring GPS information, DGPS sites (which are a must for anyone with a differential GPS), LORAN-C information, Local Notice to Mariners plus a boat load of miscellaneous navigational links, my Site Map and Link List. Although most of the links to the left provide local Massachusetts information, my out of state visitors can also find nationwide marine and weather information.
The links to the right have my Boating, Fishing, Knot Tying (fishing and boating knot tying instructions with pictures and some animations), Fish Filleting and Tackle Tips pages. My Saltwater Fish Species Page has color pictures of the most popular saltwater fish caught off the Massachusetts coast along with information such as their reproduction, habitat, food they eat, fishing season, saltwater angling tips, handling and cooking.  Following these are my Search Engine pages, one with short descriptions and another in a table form, plus my Research Page. Last but not least, is my Doll House Gallery featuring the Farmhouse and The Garfield! These keep me busy in the winter.
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As you visit my pages you will notice I love animation. Feel free to copy any of the animations.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you are having trouble locating marine, boating, saltwater fishing, tackle information or have any questions!
Email: Captain Dave