The Lake Tahoe Takeover

While Lake Tahoe is famous for its clear blue waters, the ecosystem of the lake is far from untouched or pristine. Stocking and unintended introductions of non-native Read More…

A family addition

A new endemic trout species, Salmo kottelati, was recently discovered in the Alakir Stream in Turkey. This species is part of the Salmonidae family, which includes Pacific Read More…

Catch and release, again

As explained in our recent post Fisheries Outpatient Center, we are currently conducting a study of trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) movements in a central valley watershed. We expected Read More…

Steelhead research. Really!

There are many advantages to being a fish biologist. Aside from the obvious high pay and accompanying jet-set lifestyle, there's also the occasional fishing trip that qualifies Read More…

A season ending fish!

Although we'd love to tell a story about how this hog fell to a perfectly placed dry-fly in the last days of the general trout season, unfortunately, Read More…

Dam trout

Dams reduce the abundance of wild anadromous fish, such as salmon and steelhead, by cutting off access to historical spawning habitat. Our drive for flood control and Read More…