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SCIENTIFIC NAME:: Osmeridae
AKA: freshwater smelts, typical smelts
Smelts are a family of small fish found in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Some smelt species are common in the North American Great Lakes, and in the lakes and seas of the northern part of Europe, where they run in large schools along the saltwater coastline during spring migration to their spawning streams. In size, smelts usually grow to about 20 cm (7.9 in) long, although some species can reach 70 cm (28 in). Smelts are a food source for many fish including salmon, striped bass and lake trout.
Used as a substitute for silversides (spearing). Can be used to catch yellowtail snapper and chicken dolphin in the Florida Keys. Also great for fluke fishing, and any of the snappers. Ice fishermen use the smelt when fishing for pike.
1 lb bag
11 lbs IQF in a bulk box