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PostPosted: April 5th, 2019, 12:42 pm 
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You don't want to miss this event - it's a great cause with great food, craft beer, people, prizes and all right in the middle of Downeast fishing country! Below is some of the verbage from the announcement - go to the DSF website or FaceBook for more details.

The 2019 Annual Smelt Fry and Fisheries Celebration is less than 2 weeks away!!

Ice out finally happened on the Pleasant River in the early morning of April 1 - no foolin'! We were able to stock up on plenty of these delicious little fishes and we are ready to fry them up!

DSF's 2019 Annual Smelt Fry is being held on
April 13, 2019 from 11am - 4pm
with events being held throughout downtown Columbia Falls.

This year's events include:

DSF Partner Organizations @ Union Hall (all day)

Local Craft Vendors @ Union Hall (all day)

Downeast Institute's interactive 'Touch Tank' @ Union Hall (all day)

Face Painting @ Union Hall (11:00AM - 2:00PM)

Maine Atlantic Salmon Museum Vintage Photo Exhibit @ Pleasant River Hatchery (all day)

Airline Brewing Company @ DSF Heritage Smelt Shack (all day)

Fly Tying Workshop @ Pleasant River Hatchery (11:00AM - 12:30PM)

The 2nd Annual "Late for Lunch" canoe race/paddle coordinated by our friends at the Pleaseant River Fish and Game Conservation Association (more information here) - Start @ PRF&GCA (10:30AM)
Awards @ Union Hall during lunch hour

Citizen Science - Smelt Monitor Training @ Pleasant River Hatchery (1:30PM)

DSF's Annual Passing of the Paddle, an award that DSF bestows each year upon an individual who has shown passion and commitment to DSF's mission @ Wreaths Across America (2:00PM)

50/50 Raffle @ Wreaths Across America (3:30PM)

Prize Raffles @ Wreaths Across America (3:30PM)

DSF's 2019 Spring Raffle with a grand prize of a Guided Fishing Trip down the St. Croix River by Maine Guide Todd Cushing @ Wreaths Across America (4:00PM)

**Shuttle transportation will be provided between parking areas and venues**
We hope to see you at this year's Smelt Fry!
Celebrate the arrival of Spring and enjoy a fresh fried smelt dinner.



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PostPosted: April 6th, 2019, 8:18 am 

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Sadly I will not be able to make the event this year, but encourage folks to go.
Last years event was a lot of fun and a great turnout... :!:

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