Species #120 — Pacific Herring

Species #120 — Pacific Herring

They have their “ni-sayers”, but in a pinch, Pacific Herring can be used in place of a good axe.

Species: Pacific Herring (Clupea pallasii)
Location: Newport, OR
Date: February 24, 2018

I’ve had plenty of 100-plus-fish days. As of February 2019, my best day was 312 fish. But as of February 2018, I’d never done it with saltwater fish.

Though I’ve now caught 100 or more specimens of the same species a total of 13 times, a year ago, that list included all freshwater fish.

Then, I went fishing for Pacific Herring. A few months later, while fishing in Corpus Christi, I repeated my 100-plus-fish saltwater day with Pinfish.

Though I caught five fish on one drop and did four- and three-fish drops several times, the fishing was so furious that I didn’t stop to take pictures of it. I guess you’ll just have to take my word for it.

The Pacific Herring my fifth species to join my 100-Club.

Here’s my 100-Club, broken down by species and the number of times I’ve caught 100 or more of that species in a single day:

Bluegill 6
Black Crappie 2
Chinook Salmon 1
Largemouth Bass 1
Pacific Herring 1
Pinfish 1
Tui Chub 1

That said, I already wrote this story, so apart from bragging about my prodigious fishing abilities, you should just read that story by clicking here.

#SpeciesQuest // #CaughtOvgard

Read the next entry in #SpeciesQuest here: Species #121 — Padded Sculpin.


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