Half-pounder history

Salmonid research has an extensive history in California: studies on steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and Chinook salmon (O. tshawyscha) in Northern California rivers date back to the mid-19th Read More…

The status of steelhead

Every juvenile rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) living in California’s Central Valley has in its genetic makeup the ability to out-migrate to the Pacific Ocean and become a Read More…

Tough choices in dry conditions

In times of extreme conditions, such as the current state of water scarcity in California, some sacrifices and tradeoffs inevitably have to be made. For example, the Read More…

Going coastal

When embarking on a new project, it’s often wise to learn from the experience of others. That’s why FISHBIO staff recently headed north among the trees of Read More…

In need of a fish ladder facelift

Many Chico residents, hoping to escape the intense summer heat of the California Central Valley, often retreat to the cool waters of Big Chico Creek in Bidwell Read More…

What’s in a name?

Scientists have been describing, naming, and cataloging fishes for hundreds of years. An important part of this process is assigning each fish a distinct scientific name for Read More…

Fat little trout

Our pudgy buddy here illustrates the benefits of being an opportunistic feeder. As wise fishermen know, trout often aggressively pursue whatever prey is readily available at the Read More…

Heave-ho

It takes a bit of teamwork and some good ol’ muscle to pull a large beach seine net through estuary waters. Last week Monterey Peninsula Water Management Read More…

Spawn another day

When talking to the public, we are often surprised by how little people know about the fish in our local rivers and stream. People are often unaware Read More…

Joining the digital age…

Rotary screw traps are used extensively to monitor downstream migrating juvenile salmonids (See: The Count is on). Rotary screw traps utilize a rotating cone powered by river Read More…