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luv2hunt - Figured I start a new post for those who are interested...

A great place that I like to fish for Blueback Herring is in the Shark River off of the Main St. Bridge in-between Avon and Belmar.

The fish seem to congregate under the lights. Outgoing tide on the Ocean/East side of the bridge is best.

Shakespeare Ugly Stick, small Penn Slammer reel, 6# dia./20 lb. test Power ProLine, Sabiki Fish Skin or Rainbow Fish Skin Jigs and a 1/2 - 1 oz. sinker are the trick. Just drop the line straight down, then bounce the sinker until you find the fish as the line goes out with the tide.

http://www.squidjig.com/fishinggear/sabiki_jigs.htm

Manasquan inlet is also good.

This time of year there is little if any boat traffic, so you really can have a great time.

Here's some recipes:

http://www.justseafoodrecipes.com/inxher.html

These recipes are from 1845 & 1903:

http://www.seafoodfish.com/html/herringrecipes.html

Here's one of my favorite famous pictures that I have hanging in my living room - Homer Winslow's "The Herring Net":

http://www.artic.edu/artexplorer/search.php?tab=1&resource=25865
 

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FYI - We really got into the fish in the river this time last year (Dec. 26 - Dec. 31), and I just got reports about an hour ago that they're getting herring in the ocean within 3 miles, so it should get really good, if it hasn't already started in the river.

Most of the boyz want to freeze theirs and use them for bait, but I'm gonna cook mine up and/or pickle mine for everyone to enjoy. [smirk][up]
 

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JT eats everyones bait...lol
Don't knock it till you've tried it Big Guy!!! Squid, Herring, Mackeral, Skates' wings - YUMMY!!!!

JJoe knows what I'm talkin' about!!![up][cool]
 

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I love herring. I'd give it a try.
 
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