The river herring project is a little over a week old, and so far none of the five of us currently working on our designated stream have seen any conclusive signs of a run. That is not really surprising, and like Steve Gephard said during the orientation any data is data. But today there was a potential sign. Alex and I saw a few silvery fish flash in the deep murky water. Maybe trout, maybe fallfish, but maybe herring. When the water goes back down we might catch a glimpse of a thin silvery fish, with a blueish back and a spot behind the operculum.
|Alex Depasquale Demostrates the correct thing to do with bank-side trash... take it home!|
When I got home I had just enough daylight to go to the mill pond. I caught a bunch of redbreast sunfish, a few bluegills, and a little crappie. I have business to attend to tomorrow and the weather is going to be total garbage for the weekend and Monday, but next weekend is opening weekend so I will be able to fish all my favorite streams again in just a short time.