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Annual Smelt Fry and Fisheries Celebration

DSF Annual Smelt Fry
When Apr 13, 2019
from 07:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Columbia Falls, ME
Contact Name
Contact Phone 207-483-4336
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The Downeast Salmon Federation’s Annual Smelt Fry and Fisheries Celebration date has been set! Mark your calendars and come join us for a day of fisheries fun! This year the event will be held on
Saturday, April 13th from 11am until 4pm.
Fried Smelt meal $9.00, $7.00 for kids, seniors, and veterans!
This year's Smelt Fry is extra special because 2019 is the International Year of the Salmon!
Throughout downtown Columbia Falls, there will be activities and displays that feature the inspiring fisheries and conservation work of DSF and our partners. All of the DSF venues are within a ¼ mile radius of downtown Columbia Falls and transportation between sites is available. This is truly a family friendly event!
Kid with a fist full of smelt
This year's Smelt Fry will include:
  • A free fly tying workshop presented by DSF Board Member and Maine Outdoor School co-founder Joe Horn;
  • The 2nd Annual "Late for Lunch" canoe race/paddle coordinated by our friends at the Pleasant River Fish and Game Conservation Association (more information here);
  • Raffle Prizes;
  • Kids activities and games including Downeast Institute's touch tank, and so much more!
We will also be announcing the winners of our 2019 Spring Raffle - 1st Prize: Guided Fishing Trip on the St. Corix River by local Maine Guide Todd Cushing; 2nd Prize: An LL Bean Rod/Reel combo with a box of Hand tied Flies; and, 3rd Prize: Framed, Limited Edition, Tom Hennessey Salmon Print.
(Tickets for this raffle can be purchased at the upcoming Maine Sportsman's Show and at the Smelt Fry)
The Annual Smelt Fry is a wonderful way to welcome spring. Come learn what projects are happening within the fisheries and about DSF’s regional involvement. Local foods will be featured with mackerel being smoked at the DSF smoker, Venison or Moose Stew, a seasonal fried smelt dinner with baked beans, coleslaw and dessert made with local blueberries at the Wreaths Across America gym. Airline Brewing Company will be available in the DSF Heritage Smelt Shack.

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