Posts by Jim Ervin

Fish in the Bay – August 2021: Red Ceramium, Boogers, a Nudibranch, and other Summertime Oddities.

Trawl map. We are continuing to experience a very good Anchovy year.  The 2021 total is on track to possibly...

Fish in the Bay – July 2021: Anchovy & Goby Season – Crangon Disappeared!

Trawl map. Good News!  The summer 2021 Anchovy spawn continues.  And, we found more bryozoan reef and two new interesting...

Fish in the Bay – June 2021: Summer Fishes.

Trawl map. June Trawls.  The summertime Anchovy spawn commenced in June: see previous Anchovy Alert blog post – http://www.ogfishlab.com/2021/06/05/fish-in-the-bay-june-2021-anchovy-alert-spawning-anchovies-have-returned-to-lower-south-san-francisco-bay/.  This...

Fish in the Bay – June 2021, Anchovy Alert! Spawning Anchovies have returned to Lower South San Francisco Bay.

Anchovies are Spawning again in San Francisco Bay!  Our monthly Anchovy count jumped from 22 in May (with 17 of...

Fish in the Bay – May 2021: Finishing off the La Nina spring.

Trawl map. May Trawls.  May is typically a low-fish transition month between “Baby Fish Month” of April and summertime Anchovies. ...

Fish in the Bay – April 2021: More baby fish.

Trawl map. April is “Baby Fish Month.”  We caught almost 1,900 unidentifiable baby fish.  Most of these tiny babies were...

Fish in the Bay – March 2021: La Nina Baby Fish Bomb.

Trawl map. We caught a lot of baby fish in March; more shrimp than normal as well.  The Pacific Ocean...

Fish in the Bay – February 2021: Tales from the Coral Reef and the Spawning Ground.

Trawl map. Good news, a new season of spawning fish arrived!  Read on.   Bay-side stations trawling results. Rare, odd-ball...

Fish in the Bay – January 2021, Part 2: La Nina Skies; shrimp, parasites, and more.

Sunrise near station Coy4 on January 30th, 2021 I had some odds-and-ends left to report from the January trawls.  Beautiful...

Fish in the Bay – January 2021, part 1: Winter Fishes = Longfin, Shad, Herring, & Anchovy(?).

Trawl map. Good news first:  1126 Anchovies! That is the biggest January catch of Anchovies since 2014.  465 Longfin Smelt...

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