Photos: Herring eggs are 'Lake Superior Gold' for Grand Marais fishery

Pulling in net
Harley Toftey pulls in a 300-foot-long gill net on to the bow of his Boston Whaler, about a half-mile off the Grand Marais harbor in a turbulent Lake Superior on Nov. 8, 2012. Toftey has fished lake herring in the big lake for 31 years and said there are more herring now in Lake Superior than there have ever been since he began fishing.
Dan Kraker | MPR News

For about six weeks in October and November, Lake Superior anglers pull thousands of the silvery fish, also called cisco, from the lake's icy waters.

Harley Toftey has fished lake herring in the big lake for 31 years and said there are more herring now in Lake Superior than there have ever been since he began fishing.

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