Deep Net Smelting


By Rich Kremer | June 7, 2013

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Along the northern Wisconsin shores of Lake Superior, smelting is still a strong tradition. But this year, with a winter that wouldn’t end, the smelting season was turned on its head and the traditional means were useless.

WPR’s Rich Kremer went to Superior and stumbled upon a secret society of fishermen who used a different method to beat the ice and get the smelt.

Rich Kremer

Rich Kremer is a Wisconsin Public Radio reporter in Eau Claire with a passion for the hot ham sandwich with extra house mustard at Ray’s Place.
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