smelt

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small cold-water silvery fish

extract (metals) by heating

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In "Candlefish" (not discussed in the book) the narrator is transformed in a dream into a yamamba-like creature who devours a man including his withered penis, which she describes as a dead candlefish.
Rainbow trout weighing in at 10 pounds, grayling, pike, Dolly Varden, whitefish, lake trout, arctic char and candlefish can also be fished in the region.