Thought you all might enjoy a quick look at some of this year's weird fish. These were all fish that were pulled from SF Bay and surrounding waters this year. Name them all (or get close) and you get a free copy of the print edition of the MFN. Some of these species are not actually rare, per se, but none of them are particularly common to the recreational angler (with the possible exception of exhibits A and E). Anywayhoo, have at:
Anyway... I could fill a book with these guys... more of 'em tomorrow.
Well. I did it. Went ahead and pickled that batch of herring I netted back in December. I'd been saving them for crab bait but frankly we here at the MFN nerve center are beginning to lose faith that there will be any more spawns in our area this winter. So I pickled 'em while they were still reasonably fresh. Here's the happy result:
Still No Clupeids
Spent the last two days driving the perimeter of the bay from SFO to Candlestick to Pier 7 to Paradise Cay, and other than a few light batches of eggs along the shoreline just south of the airport, there was nothing going on. Of course I should add that last year the herring never showed up in the city at all, except for a light spawn off Candlestick in late November (similar to this year). Time will tell. The best run last year was the last week of Jan. off Tiburon. We'll see. Okay gotta scram.
From our happy HQ where the fine culinary traditions of the frozen northlands are rigorously maintained, this is MFN head honcho #1 signing out.
MFN Fishwife: Happy as a Viking eating herring!