Maine Public: Pogies are back in Maine. Lobstermen say they're more valuable than ever as bait
Lobstering in Maine requires lots of bait, but Atlantic herring, a favored bait, are in short supply. Over the past few years, rebounding menhaden have been taking up the slack. As menhaden, better known as pogies, have returned to Maine, they are keeping fishing crews busy, and feeding large predators.