Day Smelt - Hypomesus pretiosus

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Monterey Fish Market Seafood Index photograph of Day Smelt,  Hypomesus pretiosu  s


California to Alaska


Year-round, dependent 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