Posts by Jim Ervin

Fish in the Bay – June 2024, El Nino Watch.

El Nino officially ended in May, but effects on fishes linger.    Overall fish totals remain low – with one...

Fish in the Bay – May 2024, El Nino?

Relatively few fish overall.  May totals were generally not the lowest ever, but these numbers were reminiscent of low fish...

Fish in the Bay – April 2024, Part 2, Every Fish has a Season.

This is part two of the April report.  Part one covered “Baby Fish Month” which mainly pertains to the April...

Fish in the Bay – April 2024, Traditional Baby Fish Month.

Once again, it is that time of year: Baby Fish Month!  Hundreds to thousands of tiny baby “unidentified” gobies traditionally...

Fish in the Bay – March 2024, Spring Flush Continues.

As of March, we were still experiencing a welcome extended rainy spring.  In theory, the additional rainwater flushing should be...

Fish in the Bay – February 2024, Part2. Freshwater Flush, continued.

This is part two of the February blog.  The February flush and the resulting salinity drop scattered most of our...

Fish in the Bay – February 2024, Freshwater Flush & a Later Red Tide.

February trawls were conducted on 10 and 11 February just after two atmospheric rivers dumped a good amount of rain. ...

Fish in the Bay – January 2024, Part 2 – A January food chain.

Part 2 of the January 2024 report: 1. Green water & some reddish fish in Artesian Slough. Clear green water...

Fish in the Bay – January 2024 – Longfin New Year!

Our first trawls of the new year were fairly spectacular for a mid-January: 731 Longfin Smelt. – This month alone...

Fish in the Bay – December 2023 – Merry Fishmas!

This is a pelagic fish holiday special. Longfin Smelt and Pacific Herring have arrived in preparation for mid-winter spawning.  Young...

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