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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 front of him. Most predatory fish are enticed by movement, and we have found that largemouth bass are especially curious when there might be a meal involved. Although you would think that fish would scatter at the sight of a biologist in a dry-suit dangling an underwater tablet, camera, and various other equipment, most don’t.

Photo source: FISHBIO