Saturday, May 23, 2009

Herring, Herring Everywhere

Herring, without herring we'd have no other sealife. Everything follows the herring schools. They are in by the millions now, and ready to spawn. We catch ours fresh for bait, we use them for salmon and halibut fishing. These beauties were caught right from our boat slip. Plus, they're a lot of fun to catch.
This wild group of sea lions were feeding on them too when we were out trolling for salmon, if we would have caught a salmon, they would have switched their main course from herring to salmon in an instant! These bad boys like to take a nice big bite our of your salmon as you're reeling it in.
This eagle swooped down and grabbed a herring in the water, but couldn't fly back out with it, so he decided to swim to shore instead. We've seen them do this with salmon also.There were also a couple of whales enjoying the treats of herring, but I was unable to get a picture of them today.

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