Opportunistic meal

If you have been following our Field Notes posts, then you will recall from Last Meal that we are currently identifying the stomach contents of hundreds of Read More…

Bountiful bass

The Oakdale rotary screw trap (RST) was installed on October 11 to monitor the pulse flow on the Stanislaus River that occurred from October 14 through October Read More…

Intent stare

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 Read More…

The other black bass

Frequently misidentified by anglers, the Spotted Bass (Micropterus punctalatus) is often confused with its larger cousin the largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides). The fish are similar in appearance, Read More…

Baby bigmouth

Even baby largemouth bass have big mouths! Largemouth bass have two ecologically distinct life-stages. They begin life feeding on invertebrates and typically switch to preying on fish Read More…

Who’s who…

Bluegill and redear sunfish are common fish belonging to the centrachid family, a group of similar fish that includes crappie, largemouth bass, and smallmouth bass, among others. Read More…

Carnivorous “largemouth” icefish dominate

Although not popular with sport-fishermen yet, when it comes to a truly large gape, the icefish (Chaenocephalus aceratus) appears to dominate. This and other photographs of unique Read More…

Fattest bass ever?

The International Game and Fish Association is said to be close to making a decision on the potential world record largemouth bass caught in Japan this summer. Read More…

Mighty predator

The Sacramento pikeminnow, Ptychocheilus grandis, is a pike-like cyprinid most often found in low to mid-elevation streams and rivers of the Sacramento-San Joaquin basin and other northern Read More…

Delta toad!

The Berkley Big Bass Challenge was last weekend on the Delta, and a number of Delta anglers turned out to catch a big fish, and cash a Read More…