Herring, Atlantic: Caught on the surface of the ocean and its bays, inlets, etc., mostly in October and November, during early morning and evening at high tide, with shrimp and killy bait. Averages three-quarters of a pound in weight. Distributed throughout the whole of the North Atlantic. Common near New York. Tackle: Light bait-rod or trout fly-rod, fine linen line, small reel, single leader, No. 1 Sproat hook. The young are sold in the markets under the name of Whitebait or canned as Sardines.
Randall, Wainwright. The Angler's Guide: a Manual for Campers and Anglers. New York: Field and Stream Pub., 1909. Print.
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