National Smelt Fishing Popularity Ranking │ Ice / Dome Boat Tour! Lake Leisure A thorough introduction to winter tradition of smelt fishing!

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On this page, "Among the many snow activities and winter sports, it is by far the most popular. Smelt fishing (smelt fishing) Is a major feature.

Popular spots scattered all over the country centering on Kanto Koshinetsu and Hokkaido Smelt fishing (Wakasagi fishing) experience tour reservation popularity ranking We will introduce "" by prefecture / area and approach its charm.

The big iron rule for enjoying the fun of smelt fishing (smelt fishing) is " Enjoy fishing and eat deliciously "matter.

For winter vacation / weekend leisure, family, friends, couples, etc ... In various scenes Winter tradition outdoor leisure "Wakasagi fishing (Wakasagi fishing)" Please enjoy!


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Wakasagi fishing (Wakasagi fishing) experience plan reservation reference data

Lowest rate per person 4,000 Yen (tax included) ~ 3 years old ~ (depending on the plan) Around September-May (depending on the region) 2 hours to 6 hours or more (depending on the plan) Warm clothes (fishing rods, baits, gimmicks, sashimi, etc. can be rented) Family with children / couple / couple / friend group / etc.
   Hokkaido / Tohoku / Koshinetsu    Same-day reservation OK / Reservation the day before is OK / Cheapest first / Recommended order

[Yamanashi / Lake Yamanaka] 5 years old-participation OK! Smelt fishing on a comfortable dome boat at the foot of Mt. Fuji! Up to 7 hours!

Marina eighteen
Lake Yamanaka / Oshino
4,000 Yen ~ (tax included)
  • 4.3
  • (5 reviews / experiences)

Why do not you experience winter tradition, smelt fishing at the foot of Mt. Fuji? Because it is a dome ship, you can experience it comfortably! Since the ship has a capacity of 8 people, it can be enjoyed by groups such as family, friends and colleagues! (Since there are 2 boats, it can accommodate up to 16 people) There is a tea and coffee drink service ☆! It's warm ♪ 7: 00-13: 00

Basic knowledge of smelt fishing (smelt fishing)

National Smelt Fishing Popularity Ranking │ Ice / Dome Boat Tour! Lake Leisure A thorough introduction to winter tradition of smelt fishing!

Time to enjoy smelt fishing

With lakes and swamps as fishing fields, it is known as Japan's winter tradition of outdoor leisure. Smelt fishing (smelt fishing) ".

Cold temperature Demand is highest in winter (January-March) Therefore, it has a strong image as "winter outdoor leisure", but in areas such as Yamanashi Prefecture and Yamanakako. The fishing ban is open from autumn (early September) to early spring (early May). It becomes and can be enjoyed in most of the seasons of the year except summer.

In addition, it is immediately after the start of the season, rather than in winter (around January to March) when the temperature drops in earnest. The most fishing results can be expected in the beginning of autumn (around September to November) and the end of spring (around April to May). It is also called the season. (Depending on area / region)


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Smelt fishing is popular from January to March

Smelt fishing is from September to November and from April to May.

There are two types of smelt fishing, "dome ship" and "on ice"

National Smelt Fishing Popularity Ranking │ Ice / Dome Boat Tour! Lake Leisure A thorough introduction to winter tradition of smelt fishing!

Held as a sightseeing leisure, it is possible for beginners and inexperienced people to participate There are two main types of experience courses for "Wakasagi fishing". It is classified into.

Smelt fishing on ice

Drill a hole in the frozen lake surface and hang a fishing line to enjoy hole fishing. Smelt fishing on ice ".

Since the frozen lake surface is used as a play field, it is held only in areas where the winter temperature is below freezing, and it is mainly held in Japan. "Hokkaido" and part of Tohoku and Koshinetsu You can enjoy it at.

Although the area where you can enjoy is limited, Authentic smelt fishing Recommended for those who want to enjoy.

Popular experience plan for smelt fishing on ice

[Hokkaido, Tokachi] Smelt fishing experience on the ice of Lake Sahoro! Safe for first-time users with transportation and guide!

TOM Tokachi Outdoor Mates
Obihiro / Tokachi
4,400 Yen ~ (tax included)

Smelt fishing is a fun fishing that can be said to be a "winter tradition" in which a hole is made in the thick ice that covers the surface of the lake with a special drill to catch a beautiful fairy-like smelt under the ice. When it gets cold, you can enjoy fishing while warming up in a dedicated tent, so it won't freeze in the cold. For the first time with a set of fishing equipment, transportation to the site, and a fishing guide

* Tool rental fee, recreational fishing fee, guide fee, fried chicken service fee, heating fee 7 to 100 years old 2-3 hours ・ A set of winter clothes (including hat and gloves)
・ Boots (cold-proof boots are desirable. Snowboard boots are also acceptable)
We will lend you all the fishing equipment used for the smelt fishing experience. January 11-February 27 8:50
* Please come 10 minutes before the tour starts. Lake Sahoro parking lot
Niinai, Shintoku-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido

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Dome ship smelt fishing

Held in an antifreeze lake that does not freeze even in winter Dome ship smelt fishing ".

Comfortable on a boat equipped with heating and toilets to keep out the rain and wind Smelt fishing that can be enjoyed in Japan is the mainstream in areas centered on Kanto Koshinetsu, such as "Yamanashi Prefecture, Lake Yamanaka".

Because there are many areas that are easily accessible from within Tokyo and the suburbs of Kanto Recommended for those who want to enjoy smelt fishing casually is.

Popular experience plan of dome ship smelt fishing

[Yamanashi / Yamanakako] Smelt fishing for up to 7 hours on a dome boat with a capacity of 10 people! You can also set tempura as an option!

Gakurokumarin
Lake Yamanaka / Oshino
4,300 Yen ~ (tax included)
  • 4.2
  • (26 reviews and experiences)

As a measure against corona, it is safe to charter one set each time! !! (* Weekdays only) Speaking of winter, this is it! Why do not you experience smelt fishing while watching Mt. Fuji? It's a dome ship, so it's cold! You can enjoy and experience it! Morning is recommended if you want to catch a lot of smelt! Smelt can be caught most in the morning, so if you come in the morning, you can enjoy it even more!

Experience fee / consumption tax 4 to 100 years old 6 hours or more Please come in warm clothes.
You can bring your belongings empty-handed.
Rod / Kake / Sashi set 1,000 yen
Additional sashi 150 yen
Red insect 300 yen
* Rental fees are also available. Irregular holidays You can choose the start time and end time.
Start time from 7:00 to 13:00 End time Start time from 14:00 Gakurokumarin
1915 Hirano, Yamanakako Village, Minamitsuru District, Yamanashi Prefecture

Review / word-of-mouth experience

It was a big catch! !!
It seemed like it was a day when I could catch it, so I was able to catch it! !! It's fun to take 3 or 4 at the same time! !! The staff was polite and patiently untied the thread that got entangled next to me. It costs 500 yen to cut the thread.
5.0 ★★★★★ Experience date February 2019

The status of the event depends on the area, lakes and swamps, and the climate of the year.

Please check the plan contents before making a reservation and choose the smelt fishing experience you are looking for.


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Full-scale but limited area smelt fishing on ice

Dome boat smelt fishing that you can easily enjoy around the Kanto area

Eat freshly caught smelt with tempura and fried chicken

National Smelt Fishing Popularity Ranking │ Ice / Dome Boat Tour! Lake Leisure A thorough introduction to winter tradition of smelt fishing!

To enjoy smelt fishing (smelt fishing) Otetsu Nori says, "Fish and eat deliciously." matter.

Freshly caught smelt on the spot or at a nearby restaurant You can eat it by having it cooked with tempura or fried chicken This is also the real pleasure of smelt fishing (Wakasagi fishing).

Looking back on the fishing that everyone enjoyed, Eating hot and exquisite smelt will deepen your memories of your trip. There is no doubt that.

It is an outdoor leisure that can be enjoyed by a large number of people such as families with children and group groups as well as small groups such as couples and friends.

Fukushima / Lake Hibara Smelt fishing plan with fried chicken experience

[Fukushima / Lake Hibara] Smelt fishing-with fried chicken experience by yourself-Participant's first challenge rate 95%! (8:30 set)

Outdoor sports club Bucks
Urabandai / Bandai Highlands
5,800 Yen ~ (tax included)

Empty-handed OK Guided smelt fishing experience & snowmobile or motor boat sightseeing included! Let's enjoy smelt fishing at "Lake Hibara"! It's a program that can be enjoyed by families and middle-aged and older people, so even inexperienced people can take on the challenge with confidence! [Fun after the experience! Smelt fried experience] After fishing, move and fried the caught smelt yourself and eat it

Smelt fishing guide, rental set (rod, work in process, bait), snowmobile or motor boat sightseeing transfer, fried chicken experience 6 to 100 years old 2-3 hours ● Please bring warm clothes.
(◆ Winter clothes such as ski suits ◆ Hats ◆ Gloves ◆ Boots, winter shoes)
* Because we use a dedicated dome boat, it is not so cold when fishing. Please wear ski wear etc. to protect yourself from the cold when moving on a snowmobile or motor boat.
* We recommend that you bring comfortable boots.
● Rental of basic equipment is included in the participation fee. (Pole, work in process, bait) Irregular holidays November 1st-March 31st Normal: Bucks Hibara Lake Store & Wakasagi Store
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A place where you can fish for smelt (smelt fishing) in Japan

National Smelt Fishing Popularity Ranking │ Ice / Dome Boat Tour! Lake Leisure A thorough introduction to winter tradition of smelt fishing!

Popular spots for smelt fishing are Lake Yamanaka and Hokkaido

From here, from "Popular spot ranking of smelt fishing (Wakasagi fishing) nationwide" based on all reservation data of Activity Japan Check "Places where you can fish smelt in Japan" Let's do it.

There are many lakes and swamps that are famous as places where you can enjoy smelt fishing on ice. Hokkaido "Including," Tohoku "or" Koshinetsu Many popular spots are ranked in.

Click on the name of the area near your travel / destination or home to find an experience plan for "smelt fishing" in each area.

Domestic smelt fishing popular spot ranking

Lake Yamanaka / Oshino (Yamanashi)
Hakodate / Onuma / Matsumae (Hokkaido)
Sapporo (Hokkaido)
Nozawa, Kijimadaira, Akiyamago, Murao, Kurohime (Nagano)
Furano / Biei / Tomamu (Hokkaido)
Azumino / Omachi (Nagano)
Urabandai / Bandai Highlands (Fukushima)
Shiretoko / Abashiri / Kitami (Hokkaido)
Obihiro / Tokachi (Hokkaido)
Ishikari / Sorachi / Chitose (Hokkaido)

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Nationwide smelt fishing (smelt fishing) experience plan reservation popularity ranking

Below, "Activity Japan" for each prefecture based on the latest reservation data Smelt fishing (Wakasagi fishing) experience plan reservation popularity ranking I will introduce.

Currently in Activity Japan From Hokkaido in the north to the Kanto / Koshinetsu region in the south You can make an online advance reservation for the smelt fishing experience held at.

There are many plans under the discount campaign that can be reserved at a great price, so please use it to compare and consider looking for a smelt fishing experience plan this season.


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Many reservations and inquiries are expected for each plan during long vacation seasons such as weekends and holidays, winter vacation, and New Year holidays. We recommend that you make an early reservation after checking the availability of the schedule.

Hokkaido smelt fishing experience plan reservation popularity ranking

1 Rank

[Sapporo] ★ 35% off GOTO Discount without permission ★ Free transfer from Sapporo Station! Empty-handed smelt fishing on ice! With a nice souvenir ♪ Equipped with a heater in the tent!

River trip Hokkaido
Sapporo
8,000 circle 5,200 Yen ~ (tax included)
Discount campaign in progress!
  • 5.0
  • (13 reviews / experiences)

★ Don't lose to Corona! ★ Implement your own GOTO campaign! The discount rate is 35%, usually 8,000 yen / person → 5,200 yen / person after discount! You can enjoy winter smelt fishing on ice in Sapporo ♪ Why don't you enjoy it with your family, friends, lovers and company friends? We will help you make memories of winter Hokkaido

2 Rank

[Hokkaido / Sapporo suburbs] 1 group 1 tent Departure promise ・ Enjoy smelt fishing while avoiding denseness + more 1 day experience 2021 (pick-up service from city center)

HORTO Sapporo
Ishikari / Sorachi / Chitose
6,600 Yen ~ (tax included)
  • 5.0
  • (6 reviews / experiences)

About 50 minutes from the center of Sapporo city, you can enjoy smelt fishing experience in the ponds and lakes of the Ishikari River system. In the era of with corona, it is necessary to avoid fishing methods that are densely packed in a tent of about 1 tsubo with shared seats, trace the new Hokkaido guidelines and Go To travel, and at the same time provide the enjoyment of winter without hesitation. increase. So, on the ice with the customer

3 Rank

[Hokkaido / Minamifurano] Half-day fishing for smelt on ice "Roadside Station Minamifurano" set ☆ Only for those arriving by car ☆ With tasting of smelt tempura!

Guidelines Outdoor Club
Furano / Biei / Tomamu
5,500 Yen ~ (tax included)
  • 5.0
  • (1 review / experience)

Experience unique to winter ☆ Challenge fishing for smelt in the completely frozen Lake Kanayama! !! We recommend the half-day course that you can easily experience! !! Smelt fishing that invites Atari while moving the rod diligently by putting a device (needle) in the hole made in the ice. A Japanese veteran guide will give a detailed lecture on fishing tips and how to handle tools. We will support you until you get the hang of it. Devil

4 Rank

[Hokkaido / Furano] Lake Kanayama / Smelt fishing experience-Fried fish on the spot-

Leisure guide Playhouse Furano
Furano / Biei / Tomamu
5,500 Yen ~ (tax included)

After making a hole in the frozen lake and setting a mechanism, concentrate on the rod and wait around. Don't miss the small movement of the rod, HIT! Let's fried the caught smelt on the spot and have it fluffy!

5 Rank

[Sapporo] Easy and empty-handed fishing for smelt on ice ★ Cold weather pants and boots are also available for rental!

River trip Hokkaido
Sapporo
5,500 circle 4,000 Yen ~ (tax included)
Discount campaign in progress!
  • 5.0
  • (1 review / experience)

You can enjoy winter smelt fishing on ice in Sapporo city ♪ It's a little to do from the morning. .. .. Scheduled from the afternoon. .. .. I wish I could experience it for a while around noon. It is a plan that was born in response to customer feedback. I hope you can make as many memories of your winter trip to Hokkaido as possible ♪

Fukushima smelt fishing experience plan reservation popularity ranking

1 Rank

[Fukushima / Lake Hibara] Smelt fishing-with fried chicken experience by yourself-Participant's first challenge rate 95%! (8:30 set)

Outdoor sports club Bucks
Urabandai / Bandai Highlands
5,800 Yen ~ (tax included)

Empty-handed OK Guided smelt fishing experience & snowmobile or motor boat sightseeing included! Let's enjoy smelt fishing at "Lake Hibara"! It's a program that can be enjoyed by families and middle-aged and older people, so even inexperienced people can take on the challenge with confidence! [Fun after the experience! Smelt fried experience] After fishing, move and fried the caught smelt yourself and eat it

2 Rank

[Fukushima / Lake Hibara] Empty-handed smelt fishing-snowmobile or motorboat with sightseeing & souvenirs (afternoon)

Outdoor sports club Bucks
Urabandai / Bandai Highlands
4,800 Yen ~ (tax included)
  • 4.3
  • (2 reviews / experiences)

Empty-handed OK Guided smelt fishing experience & snowmobile or motor boat sightseeing included! Let's enjoy smelt fishing at "Lake Hibara"! It's a program that can be enjoyed by families and middle-aged and older people, so even inexperienced people can take on the challenge with confidence! [Fun after the experience! Smelt with souvenir] Smelt is prepared even if you can not catch it (If you do not catch Lake Hibara, cypress

3 Rank

[Fukushima / Lake Hibara] Smelt fishing-with fried chicken experience by yourself-Participant's first challenge rate 95%! (12:00 set)

Outdoor sports club Bucks
Urabandai / Bandai Highlands
5,800 Yen ~ (tax included)
  • 4.0
  • (2 reviews / experiences)

Empty-handed OK Guided smelt fishing experience & snowmobile or motor boat sightseeing included! Let's enjoy smelt fishing at "Lake Hibara"! It's a program that can be enjoyed by families and middle-aged and older people, so even inexperienced people can take on the challenge with confidence! [Fun after the experience! Experience fried smelt] After fishing, move and fried the smelt you caught and eat it.

4 Rank

[Fukushima / Lake Hibara] Empty-handed smelt fishing-snowmobile or motorboat with sightseeing & souvenirs (morning)

Outdoor sports club Bucks
Urabandai / Bandai Highlands
4,800 Yen ~ (tax included)

Empty-handed OK Guided smelt fishing experience & snowmobile or motor boat sightseeing included! Let's enjoy smelt fishing at "Lake Hibara"! It's a program that can be enjoyed by families and middle-aged and older people, so even inexperienced people can take on the challenge with confidence! ● [Fun after the experience! Smelt with souvenirs] Smelts are prepared even if you can't catch them (in the case of non-fishing at Lake Hibara)

Yamanashi smelt fishing experience plan reservation popularity ranking

1 Rank

[Yamanashi / Yamanakako] A small dome ship can be reserved for a small number of people! Smelt fishing! Children are OK! 2 people-family charter

Fishing Plaza Maruichiso
Lake Yamanaka / Oshino
8,600 Yen ~ (tax included)
  • 4.6
  • (42 reviews and experiences)

How about fishing for smelt on a small dome ship that does not require a ship license? It can be reserved by a small number of people, and you can relax and enjoy yourself at your own pace. The small dome ship is equipped with an engine, so it is easy to move around! You can fish at your favorite points. You can enjoy fishing comfortably after the wind, rain and snow. As a preventive measure against corona infection 1. Departure from 7:00 to 13:00 for the time being

2 Rank

Safe and complete charter! Free rental! Happy pet OK! Wakasagi fishing 3 hours experience plan

Hakutaka Marin
Lake Yamanaka / Oshino
4,300 Yen ~ (tax included)
  • 4.0
  • (3 reviews / experiences)

It is a plan that you can experience smelt fishing safely and securely. It is a 2-hour experience plan from 2 people to a maximum of 8 people. Since it is reserved, pets can also board the ship. Also, since it is reserved, it is safe when the virus is prevalent. We thoroughly clean and disinfect after rental. You can enjoy it without stress in a warm, heated ship. Those who want to enjoy empty-handed because the rod and gimmicks are a set

3 Rank

[Yamanashi / Yamanakako] Smelt fishing experience plan on a dome ship! (Pole, gimmick fee included)

Boathouse main
Lake Yamanaka / Oshino
4,300 Yen ~ (tax included)
  • 4.4
  • (6 reviews / experiences)

Let's fish smelt at Lake Yamanaka! It is a course of manual winding rental rod and gimmick. * A separate food fee of 100 yen will be charged locally. You can enjoy up to 6 hours from 7:00 to 13:00. Please apply at the desired boarding time when making a reservation (you can disembark at your favorite time locally). We are implementing the following corona measures.・ Inspection before boarding

4 Rank

[Yamanashi / Yamanakako] Comfortable fishing for smelt on a solar-powered dome boat!

Yamanakako Jupiter
Lake Yamanaka / Oshino
5,800 Yen ~ (tax included)
  • 4.7
  • (11 reviews / experiences)

Dome ship smelt fishing plan! Yamanakako's first latest multipurpose ship "Solar power generation dome ship" It's OK even if it's raining, snowing or cold! It is fully heated, not cold, and has a toilet, so everyone from children to women and seniors can enjoy smelt fishing with peace of mind. Since it is fishing, I think that it is good to participate from 6:40 arrival at 7:00, but when you wish from what time to what time

5 Rank

[Yamanashi / Yamanakako] Wakasagi fishing dome ship 3 hours short plan Rental rod free (^^ ♪

Shusuiya (SHUSUIYA)
Lake Yamanaka / Oshino
4,300 Yen ~ (tax included)

You can enjoy a safe, secure and comfortable smelt fishing experience at Lake Yamanaka, which is the closest to Mt. Fuji. We will give a kind and polite lecture to beginners. Please note that this plan is not limited to weekdays and is not reserved and will be shared. Requests to Customers The boarding list form is also available at the reception office, but on the day of the event, you can avoid honey and have a smooth reception.

Nagano smelt fishing experience plan reservation popularity ranking

1 Rank

[Nagano / Lake Reisenji] Wakasagi hole fishing empty-handed set on ice! Family and group plans! 30 minutes by car from Nagano city!

Iizuna Higashi Kogen Auto Campground
Nagano / Togakushi / Obuse
5,800 Yen ~ (tax included)
  • 5.0
  • (1 review / experience)

★ Empty-handed OK! Smelt hole fishing experience on ice ★ Fishing smelt under ice in a completely frozen lake smelt fishing tent "Winter feature of Lake Reisenji" Even if you are new to fishing, the guide will teach you how to feed and fish, so it is cheap You can enjoy it with your heart. A set of fishing equipment, a tent that is safe even on cold days, and instruction on how to fish, so small children to families

2 Rank

[Nagano / Lake Reisenji] Wakasagi hole fishing empty-handed set on ice! Couple plan + tempura set

Iizuna Higashi Kogen Auto Campground
Nagano / Togakushi / Obuse
7,300 Yen ~ (tax included)

★ Empty-handed OK! Smelt hole fishing experience on ice ★ Fishing smelt under ice in a completely frozen lake smelt fishing tent "Winter feature of Lake Reisenji" Even if you are new to fishing, the guide will teach you how to feed and fish, so it is cheap You can enjoy it with your heart. A set of fishing equipment, a tent that is safe even on cold days, and instruction on how to fish so you can enjoy fishing with a couple

3 Rank

[Nagano / Lake Reisenji] Wakasagi hole fishing empty-handed set on ice! couple plan! 30 minutes by car from Nagano city!

Iizuna Higashi Kogen Auto Campground
Nagano / Togakushi / Obuse
5,800 Yen ~ (tax included)

★ Empty-handed OK! Smelt hole fishing experience on ice ★ Fishing smelt under ice in a completely frozen lake smelt fishing tent "Winter feature of Lake Reisenji" Even if you are new to fishing, the guide will teach you how to feed and fish, so it is cheap You can enjoy it with your heart. A set of fishing equipment, a tent that is safe even on cold days, and instruction on how to fish so couples can enjoy it

4 Rank

[Nagano / Lake Reisenji] Wakasagi hole fishing empty-handed set on ice! Family and group plan + tempura set

Iizuna Higashi Kogen Auto Campground
Nagano / Togakushi / Obuse
7,300 Yen ~ (tax included)

★ Empty-handed OK! Smelt hole fishing experience on ice + tempura set ★ Fully frozen lake smelt fishing tent for fishing smelt under ice "Winter tradition of Lake Reisenji" Even if you are new to fishing, the guide will teach you how to feed and fish You can enjoy it with confidence. A set of fishing equipment, a tent that is safe even on cold days, and instruction on how to fish, so it is small

5 Rank

[Omachi City, Nagano] Spring-Autumn: Lake Aoki / Lake Nakatsuna Smelt Boat Fishing + Tempura, Winter: Lake Nakatsuna Smelt Hole Fishing, Lake Nakatsuna Hole Fishing + Tempura

Omachi / Lake Aoki Adventure Club
Azumino / Omachi
4,530 Yen ~ (tax included)

Go To Regional coupon dealer. Antivirus store. Green season Lake Aoki / Lake Nakatsuna Smelt boat fishing, tempura and day camp come with tempura set rental, so it is a recommended plan for those who want to enjoy smelt fishing and tempura casually! The time when you can fish in Nakatsuna Lake is from 6:00 to 16:00. Lake Nakatsuna in winter

Frequently Asked Questions about Smelt Fishing

Q Basic knowledge of smelt fishing

A Public fish (smelt) whose main fishing season is winter from October to March. Smelt fishing is actually a standard activity for lake leisure that you can enjoy all year round. Smelt fishing experience tours are roughly classified into two types. One is "ice smelt fishing" where you can drill holes in the frozen lake surface and enjoy it, and the other is "dome ship smelt fishing" where you can enjoy floating a dedicated boat on an antifreeze lake that does not freeze even in winter.

Q What kind of tools do you need for smelt fishing?

A You will need a fishing rod for smelt fishing, a reel (a tool that attaches to the fishing rod and winds up the fishing line), a device, and bait. Since a flock of smelt is often found in deep water, the electric reel is recommended for beginners because of its many advantages. Many of the smelt experience tours rent tools, so it's a good idea to check when you apply.

Q Where can I catch smelt?

A Smelt fishing that can be enjoyed mainly in the Hokkaido-Kanto Koshinetsu region. The most popular is Lake Yamanaka at the foot of Mt. Fuji. The reason for its popularity is the good accessibility of a day trip from the city center and the length of the season from autumn (around September) to early spring (around early May). In addition, Lake Shinotsu / Barato River near Sapporo, Hokkaido, Lake Hibara in Fukushima Urabandai, Lake Nojiri / Lake Kisaki in Shinshu are among the most popular.

Q What should I do with the smelt I caught?

A It is said that the smelt, especially when it is oily, is in early March. Tempura and fried chicken, which are synonymous with smelt dishes, can be eaten whole without any pretreatment. Fresh smelt can also be eaten as sashimi. The best part of fishing for smelt is to rent cooking utensils and use cooking services to eat on the spot, but you can also take it home with you if you bring a cold box or ice pack.

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