Silversides are names for the wide silvery stripe usually present on each side. They are found in freshwater and along coasts around the world in warm and temperate regions. They grow no bigger than six inches in length. It is an important source of food for bigger game fish. Having minor commercial value, Silversides are mainly used as bait or to spot larger sport fish.
Fishing area: Caught in Atlantic Canada and New England
Other names: Waxen Silverside, Spearing
Uses: Excellent bait for fluke, black sea bass and other sports fish. Used by sportsmen throughout New England, the mid-Atlantic and the southeast US.
Also used by zoos and aquariums to feed aquatic birds and mammals
Product form: Frozen whole round, not graded by size
Brand: Providence Bay
Most common packs:
10 ounce vacuum packed, 56 x 10 ounce per 35 lbs carton. Ideal for individual sports fishermen
2 x 2.5 lbs blo
cks in 5 lbs inner cartons, 10 x 5 lbs inner cartons per 50 lbs master carton