San Joaquin Shad

We sometimes get asked whether American shad live in the San Joaquin River basin. The answer is – Yes!  Although the American shad (Alosa sappadissma) is native Read More…

FISHBIO fall-run chinook salmon update

Fall-run Chinook adults are still trickling into various tributaries along the West Coast, leading to even higher numbers than were observed in 2009. Since higher numbers are Read More…

FISHBIO fall-run chinook salmon update

Word has gotten out about Fall-run Chinook salmon returns on the West Coast. While many regional newspapers are reporting higher returns in 2010, sometimes it is difficult 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…

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…

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…