Thread herring

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

See also: Thread

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Caption: Kelly Miller with a Big Bend gag grouper out of Homosassa, caught on a frozen thread herring.
This could be true of the Pacific thread herring Opisthonema libertate (Gunther, 1867), a species widely distributed from northern Peru to the western coast of the Baja California Peninsula and the Gulf of California, Mexico.
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.) (Cisneros-Mata et al.
Along the northern Gulf of Mexico and southeastern Atlantic coasts of the United States, the Atlantic thread herring, O.
Caption: Hook set forward in thread herring for slow-trolling.
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 13.2%, 6.0% and 4.5% of the total landings of the purse seine fleet in Santa Catarina between 2000 and 2012 (UNIVALI/CTTMar, 2010, 2013).
The thread herring tend to work the surface starting at sunup.
Live baits like pinfish, medium-size blue crabs and finger mullet will get the job done, but chunking with mojarra or thread herring will work as well.
Live baits like pinfish, large pilchards or thread herring are some of the best baits in the beginning of tarpon season.
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.