Well after my bait run last week to CC I got to looking at the SkipJack and something seemed familiar to me but I could not put my thumb on it. Then all of a sudden this afternoon it came to me. You see, I was born and raised in Duluth, Minnesota. One of my favorite local foods up there was smoked fish--particularly whitefish and ciscoes. I got to thinking, these Skipjack look an awful lot like a cisco. Well sure as sheet I get to checking on the internet and lo and behold skipjack ARE cisco. I'll be dammed, as I thought those fish were only found on the lakes up north. Well, you know where I am going from here. I'm going to aim to recreate a little of my north woods heritige right here in Missouri. I have planned another trip down to CC in search of fresh cisco--the frozen ones in my bait freezer just will not do. Once caught I will clean, brine and smoke those little suckers and see if they are as good as I remember! Stay tuned as I will have a full report of my bait-smoking endeavors afterwords. You can take the boy outta northern Minnesota but you can;t take the northern Minnesota outta the boy! I'm interested to hear if any of you have tried to smoke cisco...or any other fish for that matter. I am a novice at this smoking game. So much so in that I don't even own a smoker. That soon will be rectified though as once I set my mind to something it just can not be stopped. By this week end I will have built or bought a smoker!