A smelt fry naturally follows smelt catching, and many of the local churches here have them as fundraisers. We tried fried smelt once when we lived in the Upper Peninsula. I think it must be an acquired taste... which we haven't acquired yet. It could have been that we just didn't get a good fry batch ~ it was at a fundraiser and they were being fried in huge barrels over an open fire.
Today was an incredibly gorgeous day. Temps in the upper 60's (°F), and sunshine! Last night the Northern Lights could be seen in our area (of course, I slept thru them) and will hopefully be seen again tonight so we will have a chance to see them.