Just had to pass this along for anyone who has wondered .........those fresh herring we catch for bait are really good to eat! Tried a few fried, and liked them. So then I had a vision of the little beauties canned in tomato sauce, just like the sardines in tomato sauce I liked long ago. I found a recipe online, so here it is. Scale 'em, take head & tail off & guts out(I'm not that hardcore....yet). Cut 'em up, pack in half pint jars, add a quarter teaspoon salt, add a tablespoon vegetable oil, then fill to a half inch of the top with tomato sauce. Can 'em for 100 minutes @ 15lbs. pressure, and that bait is now excellent herring in tomato sauce for lunch.......just add some crackers! So you may not want to feed 'em all to the big 'butts down there somewhere!! Or NOT !