Large school of herring

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  1. Richard Torres

    Richard Torres Active Member

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    This is encouraging to see!
    Some under water video I discovered, taken Oct_2012 near Narrows Bridge.

     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    They look pretty comfortable with no salmon chasing them! Where's the salmon?!! :)
     
  3. jimmydub

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    Beautiful! It's great to see this in the Sound, as well.

    Hopefully not too far away ;)
     
  4. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Last week I was cleaning up a stretch of beach here, and I found 4 surf smelt washed up along the high tide line. One was about 7" or so. Others were in the 4" to 5" range. I fished twice in good looking spots for surf perch, but had no strikes at all. No seals around where I was. Their presence can be a good indicator of surf perch.

    A long-time local told me that herring spawn locally back in the estuaries, as early as mid-late Feb. He told me about one spot to go check. They like to lay their eggs on eel grass or other vegetation.
     
  5. Roger Stephens

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    Thanks for the post! It probably helps to explain why that there are so many large resident coho in the Tacoma area this winter.

    Roger
     

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