Salmon release

As April comes to an end, the fall-run Chinook salmon outmigration period will soon be winding down, as juvenile salmon make their way throughout the watersheds of Read More…

An early morning adventure

It takes a real deep-seated desire for a fishing trip to awaken at 1 am after only a couple hours of sleep—and that's exactly what we have Read More…

Fish on rice

Can fish and farms coexist in harmony? Scientists are currently trying to answer this question in the Yolo Bypass, a roughly 60,000-acre expanse of engineered seasonal floodplain Read More…

An (almost) albino salmon

Over the years we have handled millions of juvenile salmon, but this week we came across one that truly stands out from the rest. During the spring Read More…

The Salmon Hunger Games

Each year, salmon managers for the Columbia River try to peer into the future and foretell the number of adult spring Chinook that will return to spawn. Read More…

Fish fertilizer

Anecdotal accounts tell of salmon once so plentiful in California's Central Valley streams that farmers spread salmon carcasses onto their fields to fertilize crops. While those days Read More…

Smile, you’re on salmon camera!

Considering how much gear we station underwater or deploy floating in California’s rivers, it’s remarkable that we’re able to keep track of and recover it all—well, almost Read More…

Salmon in Patagonia

Although salmon are native to the northern Pacific and Atlantic oceans, it’s not uncommon to travel to the other side of the globe and find freshly caught Read More…

Jumping jack – part 1

Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) exhibit many interesting life history traits. Some of the traits are well known to many of us in California's Central Valley. For example, Read More…