One Fish Kill to Prevent Another

It's been said that whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting over. In this third year of one of the worst droughts in California history, Read More…

Opportunistic foraging

Fall is in the air in the Lake Tahoe Basin, and as the leaves turn red in a magnificent display of nature’s beauty, so do the lake’s Read More…

Colorful catch

Well, it happened again. Last year we observed three sockeye/kokanee salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka see post Kokan-eye?) attempting to spawn in the lower Stanislaus River and recently we captured Read More…

… but females prefer reds

Kokanee are a non-anadromous form of the sockeye salmon. In most locations both kokanee and sockeye share the same spawning rivers and develop a similar characteristic breeding Read More…

Kokan-eye?

The photo of Oncorhynchus nerka, shown above, was taken in the Stanislaus River, a San Joaquin River tributary, last week (YouTube Video). From their distinctive green head Read More…

Men are from Mars…

We captured a photo of this male (top) and female (bottom) kokanee salmon (Oncorhynus nerka) while volunteering at a recent egg collecting event, as described in our Read More…

All your eggs in one basket?

The California Department of Fish & Game (CDFG) operates a kokanee salmon stocking program with support from Kokanee Power, a California and Oregon non-profit. Kokanee salmon are 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…