This may sound stupid but I gatta know how big do the river herring get.
The reason I ask, I was out on thurs and could not keep the herring off the rod.
I pulled up what looked to be a one pound herring.
4 to 5 times the normal size I held it up to a normal size one and spot on.
I put back in the drink as had more than enough bait.
Just wanted to know if this could be anything other than a Herring and if it was how often do you see them this size.
It was not a shad I have caught a few of them in the past.
And no pic sorry.