Salt-Water Fish

Kind

Appearance

Length

Weight

How Sold

How Prepared for Eating

Cod.

Color light green, with narrow white stripe down the side; spotted with darker color. Pointed barbel underneath the mouth.

2 to 6 feet.

2 to 100 pounds.

Small ones whole; large ones by the pound.

Boiled, baked, fried.

(Salted.)

Haddock.

Silvery color; similar in shape to cod; one black spot on either side near the head.

2 to 3 feet.

About 5 pounds.

Like cod.

Same as cod. (Smoked.)

Mackerel.

Silvery belly, with blue back; body slender.

About 12 inches.

Average 1 1/4 pounds.

Whole.

Broiled. (Salted.)

Blue-

Fish.

Back blue, belly light, head larger and back broader than in mackerel.

About 2 feet.

Average 4 pounds.

Whole.

Baked, broiled, fried, boiled.

Striped Bass.

White belly; long parallel black lines on back; checkered between the lines.

Average 2 feet.

About 5 pounds.

Whole.

Broiled, baked, fried.

Halibut.

Flat fish with white belly and brown back. Eyes both on same side of head.

3 to 6 ft.

3 to 300 pounds.

By the pound.

Boiled, fried. (Smoked.)

Weak-fish.

White belly; checkered blue and gray back. Yellow breast-fins.

About 2 feet.

Average 4 pounds.

By the pound.

Broiled, baked.

Smelts.

Back silvery.

6 inches.

1 to 2 ounces.

By the pound.

Fried.

Fresh-Water Fish

White-fish.

White except a narrow stripe along back.

About 2 feet.

About 3 pounds.

By the pound.

Boiled, baked.

Perch.

Silvery, with dark line along the back; yellow fins.

Average 9 inches.

About 3/4 pound.

Whole.

Broiled, fried.

Black Bass

Body broad for its length; back green.

About 18 inches.

About 1 1/2 pounds.

Whole.

Broiled, baked, fried.

fish found in both fresh and salt water

Salmon.

Silvery, dark line along back, spots near head. Flesh pink.

2 to 3 feet.

Average 9 to 10 pounds.

By the pound.

Boiled. (Smoked.)

Shad.

Back dark; scales large and silvery.

About 2 feet.

About 5 pounds.

Whole.

Broiled, baked, planked.