How’s your smelt jigging? The waters around La Conner, WA used to be thick with smelt (there was once a fish processing plant in town), but ya gotta be pretty good with the jig these days to collect a worthwhile haul (no license is needed to jig for smelt). If you fancy yourself the Yo-Yo Ma of the smelt jig you might want to try your hand at the Fishing Derby Saturday at this year’s 50th Annual Smelt Derby in La Conner. Prizes will be handed out. Continue reading