Jim caught a bunch in his net and all but one go. He gave us one for the quest. We took it home and cleaned it in preparation for smoking later.
alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) and bluebacked herring (Alosa aestivalis) - both are called river herring. If we had to guess we would say this was an alewife. They are suppose to be the dominate fish in that river and the internal body cavity of a bluebacked has a black lining. We did not see that.
If we can catch one of these on hook and line, we will add it to the quest list. They will strike at small sabaki rigs. We have seen them also swipe at small jigs, but not very often.