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smelt

(smĕlt)
v.
A past tense and a past participle of smell

smelt

small marine finfish Osmerus eparlanus, O. mordax.
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High average TW values were measured for age-1 smelt in 2005 and 2006 (2.
The number of smelt did not depend directly on either the catch or numbers of age-0+ pikeperch, except in 2005 (distinguished by an outstandingly high number of age-0+ piscivores).
Of the 369 age-0+ pikeperch examined for food items in July 2005, 115 had consumed age-0+ smelt (1.
The number of smelt fluctuated between years, with a marked decline since 2002, which has no obvious cause.
The movements of smelt shoals were difficult to follow.
But prime ocean conditions the past couple of years obviously helped fuel a rapid rebound in smelt populations.
Right now there's a mass of smelt stalled in the Columbia right off the Portland Airport," he said.
Roelle enjoys pan-fried smelt rolled in cornmeal, but he was mostly interested in laying in a supply of bait for his Fishpatrick's Guide Service.
I've heard a lot about smelt dipping, but I've never tried it," he said.
If you're lucky enough to be in the right spot at the right time, smelt dipping can be as simple as bending over and picking up a dime on the sidewalk.
The big smelt runs of Lake Ontario's eastern basin ended by the 1970's, and today only a few diehard smelters continue to pursue the fish.
Editor's note: While smelting is no longer very productive on Lake Ontario tributaries, large spring runs of smelt occur on a number of the Finger Lakes and on several larger lakes in the Adirondacks.