Holding on to individuality

The two large salmon-bearing watersheds in California, the Klamath-Trinity and the Sacramento-San Joaquin basins, drive the production of the recreational, commercial, and tribal harvest of Chinook salmon Read More…

Ferried across

Jelly’s Ferry, Ball’s Ferry, Ord Ferry, Lea’s Ferry, Knight’s Ferry — all are familiar place-names to most residents in California’s Central Valley. These well-known local landmarks represent Read More…

Fish on rice

Can fish and farms coexist in harmony? Scientists are currently trying to answer this question in the Yolo Bypass, a roughly 60,000-acre expanse of engineered seasonal floodplain Read More…

Sturgeon rescue

When it comes to a threatened fish population like the Sacramento River green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris), every adult counts--especially females. These prehistoric-looking fish have many traits that Read More…

Sacramento local

What more fitting place to catch a Sacramento pikeminnow than on the Sacramento River, a short swim from the Sacramento Airport. We scooped up this massive native Read More…

Water + steel + electricity = ?

These are not the typical electrofishing surroundings, but they are certainly interesting. Construction begins this winter on a new fish-screened pumping plant for Tehama-Colusa Canal Authority, and Read More…