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Threadfin Herring

AKA: Greenie / Greenback / Shiner / Thread / Machuelo / Atlantic Thread Herring Family: Baitfish

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Threadfin Herring

Threadfin Herring Specifications


Water: Salt/Coastal Waters Where: Offshore / Inshore
Size: Most common at 4-6 inches but can reach up to about a foot or so.
Fight: Targetted as a baitfish, no gaming qualities at all.
Deliciousness: Used As Bait, Not As Table Fare
Range: Both Coasts Technique: Still Fishing
Baits: Chum Tackle: Spinning / Cast Net

The Atlantic Thread Herring makes for a good bait fish when targeting Tarpon, Kingfish, Blacktip and Spinner Sharks, Jack Crevalle, Redfish and Snook.

The Atlantic Thread Herring is characterized by a wide bellied body, that has a green or darker topside fading into a lighter or silvery underside. A long thread like streamer extend behind him from the base of his dorsal fin.

These fish are found at both inshore, nearshore and offshore waters.

A bait tipped trot line or cast net make for the best method of catching these fish.


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