Thread herring

(Zool.) the gizzard shad. See under Gizzard.

See also: Thread

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Live baits like pinfish, large pilchards or thread herring are some of the best baits in the beginning of tarpon season.
In terms of production, as well as Brazilian sardine, another pelagic species such as the Atlantic thread herring Opisthonema oglinum, Atlantic bumper Chloroscombrus chrysurus and chub mackerel Scomber japonicus accounted for, respectively 13.
The species composition varies among landing port: Guaymas and Yavaros: Pacific sardine (Sardinops sagax caeruleus), northern anchovy (Engraulis mordax), thread herring (Opisthonema libertate), mackerel (Scomber japonicus), bigmouth sardine (Cetengraulis mysticetus) round herring (Etremeus teres) and Pina sardine (Oligoplites spp.
Directed fisheries for Atlantic thread herring (and other coastal herrings) in the northern Gulf of Mexico are concentrated along the northwestern coast of Florida where most of the catch is sold as bait or processed into pet food (Finucane and Vaught, 1986).
With a livewell pulsing with shrimp, crabs, thread herring, scaled sardines and such, we were rigged and ready with light to heavy spin rigs in the console rod holders.
Two weeks after the deployment cobia were caught on the site and divers reported that thread herring, Spanish sardines and other baitfish already were established on the attractors.
It's a hunt because you'll Be sight fishing for the cobia, which means first you must find the pods of menhaden, mullet, thread herring or the rays.
The fish that migrate up the beaches and flats have an affinity for smaller live baits like jumbo pilchards or thread herring.
Top local cobia baits include jumbo thread herring or super-sized pinfish, both of which can be readily caught using gold hook rigs.
A lighter outfit with a smaller bait such as a thread herring or finger mullet would be ideal for sailfish.
For yellowtail, you'll want jigheads, oats, chum, and a lot of bait--especially a small strip of bloody fish like thread herring.
Live bait needs to be of the biggest available with jumbo thread herring or massive scaled sardines getting top honors.