Herring monitor shift

At the Mystic River Watershed Association training session for herring monitors a few weeks ago, an old hand told me I was brave for taking the Saturday, 7am shift. But I really enjoy starting my mornings that way, in a quiet and peaceful outdoor setting. Today, I did my shift as a herring monitor in a cool light rain. No fish yet, but I understand that pulses of herring have been coming through the fish ladder all week.

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