I did a perimeter check today at low tide along the city shoreline and it looked to me like the herring spawn was fairly epic. From Pier 39 all the way around the city to The Ramp. And many areas were this thick:
I was extremely happy to see such high concentrations of eggs along the Embarcadero waterfont, an area that's been herring-less the last few years (since the Cosco Busan). Hopefully this heavy spawn bodes well for the population as a whole.
Here's the shoreline near the Bayview Boat club:
To those who can't figure out what the hell I'm talking about here, the beige frosting on the rocks is herring spawn. Here's a couple of better shots:
Kind of a double whammy when the eggs adhere to an edible kelp like rockweed!
Whatever happened to the HEOK fishery? (Herring Eggs On Kelp) Anyone know?
Okay. That's it. Gotta scram.