we used to fish off of Edmonds/Meadowdale back in my high school and after days for Salmon. remember how we would complain about landing all those unwanted bottom fish, cod, flounder, bass and the pesky herring that would peck at our bait. and how you could at times see schools of herring at certain times and places. sad how we are writing now about how bad things are for Steelhead/Salmon/herring etc. do remember the talk about the commercial fishing on herring starting in the 80's. seems the state's only interest most of the time is making money for commercial fishers. do Herring spawn that close to shore ? for some reason i thought they spawned out a little deeper.