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#1 Yougster

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Posted January 21 2011 - 9:10 PM

I wanted to try this year. I have no idea about it. So I need to learn about eveything there is to know

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#2 TheAmagansettCaster

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Posted January 21 2011 - 10:44 PM

I wanted to try this year. I have no idea about it. So I need to learn about eveything there is to know
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I don't know anything except the search function is your friend.. Just saying... Good luck..



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Posted January 21 2011 - 11:03 PM

Herring make a run up rivers in the Spring. Some folks use small jigs. Some use a cast net. Some use a wire net and pole. Check with Fish and Wildlife Laws. Fish and WIldlife Law Enforcement is strict on how many herring you harvest and how big your cast net is. I would love to throw a herring like plug to entice a cow striper. Tight Lines.



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Posted January 22 2011 - 12:13 AM

get a sabiki rig, a 00 (Double Zero) dodger and a 2 ounce sinker.
Then go to a pier by you and jig on the top of the outgoing tides and fish through it.
Thats herring fishing...
What you will catch are Atlantic herring and you can keep as many as you want.
There are two other species of herring but you will not see them till March and you probably wont catch them. They are Blueback Herring and Alewife also known as river herring. You are not allowed to posses any of them.
Atlantic Herring-

Blueback Herring-

Alewife-



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Posted January 22 2011 - 8:55 AM

I don't know anything except the search function is your friend.. Just saying... Good luck..



i looked and there is not too much great information on saltwater herring, samet thing with google



#6 Yougster

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Posted January 22 2011 - 8:56 AM

get a sabiki rig, a 00 (Double Zero) dodger and a 2 ounce sinker.



Then go to a pier by you and jig on the top of the outgoing tides and fish through it.



Thats herring fishing...



What you will catch are Atlantic herring and you can keep as many as you want.



There are two other species of herring but you will not see them till March and you probably wont catch them. They are Blueback Herring and Alewife also known as river herring. You are not allowed to posses any of them.



Atlantic Herring-





Blueback Herring-





Alewife-

How big should the hooks be cause i think i can just make one on my own with flytying materials.



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Posted January 22 2011 - 2:27 PM

Here is an idea of the size hooks used on a Sabiki rig.



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Posted January 22 2011 - 3:22 PM

Here is an idea of the size hooks used on a Sabiki rig.

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I had some Mustad size 10 fly hooks, those would work? I tied some flash and a little yellow foam on them