Don’t overlook the little guys

Adult striped bass inhabiting the California San Francisco Bay-Delta are known to be significant fish eating predators (piscivorous), but until recently there has been little research on Read More…

Fall-run striped bass!?

For many years most anglers and fisheries biologist had a rough idea of striped bass (Morone saxatilis) movements between the fresh water Delta and tributaries, and marine Read More…

Low tech fish tag

In this era when fish tags send instant messages to researchers and emit sound waves to communicate with receivers to track fish over long distances, it's ironic Read More…

Basstracker

Surprisingly, although striped bass (Morone saxatilis) are one of the Delta's most popular sportfish, little is known about their fine-scale migration behavior throughout California. Until recently we Read More…

Fish school

Can't teach an old fish new tricks? Maybe that depends on the fish. In a study that included several common fish species introduced to California, Coble and Read More…

Feeding frenzy

As part of a release site predation study, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) took this DIDSON video of "salvaged" fish being released in the Delta. Read More…

Complex predator-prey relationships

Evidence suggests that a number of striped bass may remain in freshwater year-round.  This can only occur if certain habitat requirements are met and food is abundant. 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…