Fishing for Delaware River Herring
Herring are an ocean fish that migrate
up the Delaware in early May to spawn. I'm not
really sure how far up the Delaware they migrate
but I believe it is around Easton Pa. They are
fun to catch and the only thing you need is some
small shiny spinners or hooks. Similar to the
way you fish for Shad but on a smaller scale.
Perhaps the best think about herring is that the Strippers
follow them up the river and feed off them.
Herring is the common name for several
fish species characterized by a single short dorsal
fin in the middle of the upper margin of the body
and by an anal fin similarly located below. The
head is scaleless, and the slender body is covered
with thin, cycloid scales in which rings of organic
material, rich in guanine, are laid down each
season. By counting these rings scientists can
determine the age of the fish, which may live
up to 20 years.