Marine middlemen

We recently found this video while evaluating the influence of marine forage fish abundance on recent salmon and steelhead stock fluctuations along the west coast. Baitfish, or Read More…

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery…

As west coast fall-run Chinook salmon migration is winding down, this river otter (Lontra canadensis) keeps one of our underwater fish monitoring cameras busy by repeatedly tripping Read More…

Carnivorous “largemouth” icefish dominate

Although not popular with sport-fishermen yet, when it comes to a truly large gape, the icefish (Chaenocephalus aceratus) appears to dominate. This and other photographs of unique Read More…

Fattest bass ever?

The International Game and Fish Association is said to be close to making a decision on the potential world record largemouth bass caught in Japan this summer. Read More…

Harmless sportfish introduction?

The majority of non-native fish introductions have unintended but detrimental impacts on native fish, especially sportfish introductions. Kokanee salmon may be an example of an introduced sportfish Read More…

Fish camo

Sculpin have ability to blend in with their surroundings, which is useful to elude predators and ambush prey. This prickly sculpin Cottus asper was recently photographed while Read More…

San Joaquin sturgeon captured on DIDSON

Sturgeon are growing increasingly rare along the west coast, especially in the San Joaquin Basin, the southern extent of their range. We estimate that this fish is Read More…

Rare albino sailfish defies odds

As we've noted in previous posts on the black and white Chinook salmon and the odd-shaped juvenile hatchery Chinook, deformed or discolored fish don't usually survive to Read More…

Electricity or rod and reel?

The Quinault River is a fantastic fishery that originates on the west side of the Olympic Mountains in Washington State. Our friend Yale Smith at Smith-Root released Read More…