The essence of life

We all know water is the essence of lifeā€”it participates in vital chemical reactions that sustain us, grows the food we eat, and helps produce the electricity Read More…

Geeks rule

One study on coho salmon found that 75% of jacks passed on their genes, whereas only 58% of older, larger males were successful at reproducing. During mating, Read More…

Highlights from Salmon Festival 2009

This last weekend was the first annual Stanislaus River Salmon Festival and it was a huge success! Thank-you to everyone who helped make is such a great Read More…

Sharp bite

Pictured here is an adult male Chinook salmon flashing his sharp teeth while swimming next to an adult female. Although for most of their lives males and Read More…

Stanislaus River Salmon Festival Video

Saturday (November 7) is the first ever Stanislaus River Salmon Festival.The event is intended to celebrate the local salmon fishery, as well as educate and inspire the Read More…

Bi-colored chinook salmon

During almost 20 years of fish research, we have encountered a lot of interesting looking fish species, odd behaviors, and have observed a variety of injuries, such 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…

Big fish have big appetites

This striped bass was captured during seasonal fish abundance monitoring in a Central Valley tributary, and it's not the first one we've captured in this condition over Read More…