Saturday, November 7, 2009

Herring River

Here's a shot today from the Herring River bridge in West Harwich, Mass on Cape Cod near the Cape Cod Irish Pub. Herring river runs from the Harwich conservation ponds to the north down to Nantucket Sound (the ocean). Each spring the herring come up from the ocean to the Harwich conservation area to spawn. They used to allow people to net these fish which can be eaten but are also used as bait fish for stripped bass fish. However, people were taking so many herring that they are currently banning taking herring during their annual run as the number of herring was getting depleted.