Subsistence fishing for Sacramento sucker

While salmon were and continue to be an important food source for Native American tribes throughout the Pacific Northwest, sucker species also have contributed to the fish Read More…

Speaking of lips…

Sacramento suckers (Catostomus occidentalis) have large inferior lips well suited for grazing on the bottom. Also see One Born Every Minute... Photo source: FISHBIO

One born every minute…

On this day we caught hundreds of juvenile Sacramento suckers (Catostomus occidentalis) and a lone trout. These juveniles are only a few months old, but they grow Read More…

Complex predator-prey relationships

Evidence suggests that a number of striped bass may remain in freshwater year-round.  This can only occur if certain habitat requirements are met and food is abundant. Read More…

Big fish have big appetites

This striped bass was captured during seasonal fish abundance monitoring in a Central Valley tributary, and it's not the first one we've captured in this condition over Read More…