Alosa pseudoharengus

Lake Ontario, Burlington
This is one of my favourites. I was fishing at a marina with some friends when I saw a small group of these guys chasing up my buddy's tube jig. They were nipping it but couldn't fit it in their mouths. I asked him to lower it back down while I prepared a size 30 hook with a fleck of plastic, then dropped it adjacent to the jig my friend was using. As we pulled the lures up in sync, one of the Alewife noticed my bait and took a swing. Probably the most satisfying catch on my list.