Posts by Jim Ervin

Fish in the Bay – Alert! The 2022 Anchovy Spawn has Begun!

The Anchovy population just exploded in Lower South SF Bay.  The monthly totals in April and May were 29 and...

Fish in the Bay – May 2022: Big Baby Fish Month!

As reported last month, the early April trawls captured “Traditional Baby Fish Month.”  But with only 721 babies, it was...

Fish in the Bay – April 2022, Part 2: Supplemental Report – The Bestiary.

Random observations from April trawls in Lower South San Francisco Bay.  These were a series of Facebook posts that didn’t...

Fish in the Bay – April 2022, Part 1: Traditional Baby Fish Month?

Long-time readers will know that April is “Baby Fish Month” in Lower South SF Bay.  Larvae of gobies and a...

Fish in the Bay – March 2022: A Crazy & mixed up month!

March was an unusual month that we still have not completely figured out.  We are in the start of a...

Fish in the Bay – February/March 2022 Supplemental Report: Gobies, Shrimp, etc.

SF Bay fishes are very active in winter through spring.  Charismatic pelagic fishes like Longfin Smelt, Anchovies, Herring, Topsmelt, and...

Fish in the Bay – February 2022: Another Record Catch.

February was another great month if you like small pelagic bait fishes. … And, who doesn’t? The February Longfin Smelt...

Fish in the Bay – January 2022: Anchovies and Longfins, yes! But, no Crangon brooding.

Good News!  Our streak of phenomenal finfish production continues.  This time last year, we were marveling over the uncharacteristic boost...

Fish in the Bay – January 2021: Mud Shrimp Alert – Upogebia Explosion on New Year’s Day!

Happy New Year!  The new word for 2022 is “Upogebia,” aka Mud Shrimp. We caught our first Upogebia in Pond...

Fish in the Bay – December 2021: End of the first Dry La Nina Year.

2021 was a very good year in Lower South SF Bay (LSB) – for most fishes.  Many records were broken,...

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