Day Smelt

Hypomesus pretiosus

Seafood « Day Smelt

Day Smelt

Range:

California to Alaska

Seasonality:

Year-round, dependant on moon cycles

Method of Capture:

Dipnet, Seine

Sustainability Consideration:

Very light gear is used, the smelt are caught alive in very small quantities, there is no bycatch and no environmental damage.

Size Range:

6 to 8 inches

Flavor and Texture:

Mild and rich sole-like flavor with a soft, delicate texture and slight crunch to the bones

Cooking Tips:

fry, sauté, smoke