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Of the many annual signs of spring, few are as highly-anticipated by striped bass fishermen as the return of herring to their natal rivers and streams of the East Coast.
By Toby Lapinski
Tags: inshore, offshore, surf
There are many sure signs of the arrival of spring from flowers poking their noses up through the earth to the sounds of birds in the pre-dawn hours, but few signs signal the impending arrival of the striped bass than those first few scout river herring as they nose into the local stream as they have done for millennia. While river herring populations are way, way down from historic numbers up and down the East Coast, most of the herring runs have at least a few hearty souls who seek to continue the bloodline each year. So as we inch ever-so-closer to the influx of those first fresh striped bass of the year, here is an underwater look at one of the herring runs in Connecticut. Enjoy!

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