Lake Smelt Lake Smelt

Lake Smelt
(Osmerus Mordax)
Lake Smelt
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 100g
(Osmerus Mordax)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 100
Calories from Fat 25
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 2.5g
Saturated Fat 1.449g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.233g Monounsaturated Fat 1.733g Cholesterol 75mg
Sodium 65mg
Potassium 962mg Total Carbohydrate 0g
Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars - Protein 20g Vitamin A 0%
Calcium 6%
Vitamin C
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower
depending on your
calorie needs.
Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient
Database SR18
Lake Smelt spend most of the year in deep water offshore. In the
spring, smelt move from deeper water offshore into shallow near shore
waters to spawn. The spawning season lasts for about 2 weeks in
a given area, but the spawning season extends from March to May.
“Smelt dipping” is a common group sport throughout the Great Lakes;
nets are dipped in the water and recover plentiful smelt. Presteve
Foods Smelt is obtained by dredging through the lake to acquire our
abundance of Smelt.
Smelts resemble a salmon in appearance, although on a scale they
are much smaller. They usually reach 7 inches, but some can reach as
large as 28 inches. The body of the Lake Smelt is slender and cylindrical. It has a silvery, pale green back and is iridescent purple, blue, and
pink on the sides, with a light underside. Great Lakes smelt are enjoyed
around the world for their excellent food value. A subtle taste experience with an aroma likened to fresh cucumbers.
Catches of our Lake smelt are available in Fresh or Frozen form. Our
Lake Smelt is highly purchased in our local Retail store, as well as
shipped around the world. At Presteve Foods we have them Dressed,
Whole, Fresh, Frozen, or Battered and packed to our customer’s specifications. They are enjoyed pan fried, or deep fried.