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Fish Profile - Blueback Herring (Bait)

 

Blueback herring are similar in appearance to alewives. Like alewives, these fish have a short jaw, but unlike alewives, bluebacks have a small eye. If a blueback herring is gutted, the black body cavity lining is another distinguishing feature.

Blueback herring are the last herring to arrive in New York's estuaries, from mid-May to June. While they used to be found only in tidal portions of the Hudson River and its tributaries, in recent years bluebacks have expanded their range (via travel through locks of the Barge Canal System) to include the upper Hudson (above the Troy dam) and Mohawk rivers. A few fish have been reported in Lake Champlain, Oneida Lake, and some have traveled through to Lake Ontario.

Blueback herring are found all along the eastern Atlantic Ocean from Nova Scotia to Florida. They follow the same general pattern of migration as other herring, moving north in the early summer and south in the fall.

Bluebacks are also similar to alewives in that they spend two to three years at sea before returning to their natal waters to spawn. It is thought that they also move off the coast and use the Continental Shelf as their home range in the sea.

Bluebacks are an important commercial fish along the Atlantic coast. They are valued for pickling by commercial and recreational fishermen alike. Scapping in the tributaries to the Hudson River and in the Mohawk River is the main method of fishing for these ten to 14 inch herring. Angling can be successful in areas where these fish concentrate, such as below any dams in mid to late May. In the Mohawk River, young bluebacks have become an important forage fish for valued game fish such as smallmouth bass and walleye. Adult bluebacks in spring make excellent bait for striped bass.
 

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