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Old 05-07-2007, 12:07 PM
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Question How do I catch Herring?

Hello All,
This is my first season in the area and fishing the Hudson. How do I catch Herring from shore? Is high tide or low tide a better time for catching herring? I understand how to set up for chunking them from surf casting, but how do you hook them live when fishing from shore - through the lip or the dorsal?
Thanks in advance for the help.
For what it's worth report wise - I saw a few herring taken at Henry Hudson Park but no stripers or shad over two hours yesterday afternoon.
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Old 05-07-2007, 12:24 PM
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Well, I don't know the area you're fishing but herring are herring and are all caught using different methods, a sabiki is a good rig to use to catch some,dawn or dusk can be a good time to catch them. When you're live lining them a lot of guys have a lot of different approaches/methods but some of the common ways to do it are a treble hook through the nose, or a circle hook like 7/0 would do through the nose. I don't really recommend the trebles just because they're harder on the stripers. Trial and error is the best way to figure it all out. Like I said there are a lot of guys with a lot of different methods so the best way is to just figure the method that you like the best and go from their, I've noticed that the more you try something the more knowledgeable you will be, because you'll have experienced the glory as well as the mishaps with fishing.

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Old 05-07-2007, 08:42 PM
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dynamite ..grenade what ever works no no ... lol use a stoolie or a ''herring rig'' aka sabiki
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Old 05-07-2007, 10:29 PM
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Blueback herring are hittin the rigs but are still pretty deep so cast out as far as possibly. Caught four off shore today. Also use care casting bait out cause you will lose it (not fun)
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:42 AM
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Default Re: How do I catch Herring?

I fished there yesturday. They were right near shore at high tide. But I didn't see any one catch a striper. At least from shore. Or any boats come in with any.
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:14 PM
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Well, I don't know the area you're fishing but herring are herring and are all caught using different methods, a sabiki is a good rig to use to catch some,dawn or dusk can be a good time to catch them.
Like I said there are a lot of guys with a lot of different methods so the best way is to just figure the method that you like the best and go from their, I've noticed that the more you try something the more knowledgeable you will be, because you'll have experienced the glory as well as the mishaps with fishing.



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Some great advice here. Learn by doing, make your mistakes, learn from them, and work for the wisdom.

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I fished there yesturday. They were right near shore at high tide. But I didn't see any one catch a striper. At least from shore. Or any boats come in with any.

The way they are in the Delaware, it's kiind of a dawn and dusk thing as well. This aslso depends on the tides. Higher tide means they have more areas to run through, lower means they tend to stay in the deeper channel. If you can get a day when the high tide is at or near dawn, you should do better than others. And remember when you use the sabiki, if you hit one, leave it out there and jig some more for a few secs, you will sometimes get 2 or 3 this way. Good luck
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:26 AM
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Default Re: How do I catch Herring?

I find it better from shore on the high tide!!
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:52 AM
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Maybe I'm different, but I've found that in Hudson the herring bite better the brighter out it is ie; midday sunny weather.

Anyone else notice this or I am off a bit?
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Old 05-05-2009, 12:06 PM
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Sunday was overcast and cloudy and i was getting tri's and quads ALL day....

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Old 05-05-2009, 01:14 PM
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Sunday was overcast and cloudy and i was getting tri's and quads ALL day....

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As did I...

Maybe I should rephrase

It seems slower jigging up herring first thing in the morning and just before dark.
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Old 05-05-2009, 01:26 PM
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Maybe I'm different, but I've found that in Hudson the herring bite better the brighter out it is ie; midday sunny weather.

Anyone else notice this or I am off a bit?
I'll agree with you. We were out early a couple days and didn't catch herring right off but once the sun was a little higher in the sky they were plentiful. this was before they were hitting sabikis regular. Sunday it was over cast and we were catching them every other cast.
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Old 05-05-2009, 05:39 PM
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:06 PM
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Sorry not to hijack the thread


What you guys do, just cast the sabiki rig with a lead on the bottom and wait? just curious as I've never seen a live herring lol and been dying to try chunking or even live line them from shore here in the hudson.
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Old 05-06-2009, 09:05 PM
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You jig it back in if you are from shore or from a boat you are best to jig it on the bottom. Just use enough weight to keep it on the bottom. We were using 2oz today.
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Old 05-06-2009, 10:42 PM
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