Pacific herring are filter feeders and can grow to be 18-inches long.
Features: Herring are silver with large scales. They are an important food source for larger fishes, sea birds and marine mammals.
Habitat: Herring are frequently offshore in large schools but can be caught inshore in harbors and large estuaries during spawning.
Technique: Herring are a schooling fish, and anglers can target them from docks, pier,s or boats in the bays. The most popular rig is a multiple-hook herring jig.
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