from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An argentinoid fish, Hypomesus pretiosus, about 12 inches long, of a light olivaceous color with silvery lateral line, abundant on the Pacific coast of the United States from California northward, spawning in the surf. See Argentinidæ and smelt.
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Along this pebbly beach off Highway 101, a wilderness by the ocean, lies Washington's most scenic surf-smelt dip-netting spot.
Despite the fact that Washington is one of few states with surf-smelt runs Alaska, Oregon and parts of California are the others, few residents know about this species.
Other surf-smelt dipping spots along the coast: Rialto Beach, Ruby Beach and Kalaloch Beach No. 6.
Dip for surf smelts along Washington's ocean beaches Summer is the season for surf-smelt dipping along Washington's ocean beaches.