Toothy predator

When we write about salmon predators on our blog, we’re usually focused on non-native introduced sportfish that live in freshwater. But there’s a whole different world of Read More…

Last meal…

Determining the last meal of predatory fish is no easy matter. Over the past several weeks we collected hundreds of stomach samples from predatory fish and now Read More…

What’s for dinner?

[gallery link="file" ids="12157,12153,12154,12156,12155,12152"] There are many ways to collect information on the diet of wild animals, including observing their consumption habits, looking through the contents of their Read More…

Another controversial bass

This white bass (Morone chrysops) is an unusual catch for a rotary screw trap in California, but because the trap is below Lake Nacimiento the odds are Read More…

Intent stare

This largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) photographed in the lower reach of a Central Valley tributary was drawn close for the picture by dangling the camera wrist-strap in Read More…

Basstracker

Surprisingly, although striped bass (Morone saxatilis) are one of the Delta's most popular sportfish, little is known about their fine-scale migration behavior throughout California. Until recently we Read More…

Frog-pile!

These American bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana) were happy to pose for a quick photo (or perhaps they were just too full to jump away). As noted in an Read More…

The eyes have it

Like with people, the eyes can tell you a lot about the habits and behavior of a particular fish. For instance, the eyes of these fish are 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…

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…