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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...

Fish in the Bay – November 2023, Part 3 – Bat Rays to the Rescue?

We caught 36 Bat Rays in November.  It was unexpected to see so many this late in the year.  With...

Fish in the Bay – November 2023, Part 2 – Micro World.

Sami and Janai loading the net on Saturday morning. For this second part of the November report, Janai gave us...

Fish in the Bay – November 2023, Cool season.

Winter fishes arrive as weather cools.  This creates a complicated picture in November.  Many summertime fishes linger as Longfins, Herring,...

Fish in the Bay – October 2023, Part 2: Musculista Explosion, Green Water, & Big Brown Birds.

This report covers additional observations from October. Musculista senhousia, aka “Asian Date Mussels,” or Arcuatula senhousia, have been showing up...

Fish in the Bay – October 2023, Fall Begins.

Several October spoilers were given in the previous post.  Much more remains to be reported. We will only cover a...

Fish in the Bay – September 2023, Summer’s End.

A belated September fish report:  I missed September trawls, but Sami, Niko, and Janai sent me some photos. I got...

Fish in the Bay – August 2023, Starry, Starry Summer!

The big story for August is that another 464 baby Starries were caught.  When added to all the Starries caught...

Fish in the Bay – August 2023 Highlights: Shimos, Anchovies, & Blackbirds in the Bulrush marsh.

In August, the fish populations finally transitioned to a more typical summertime assemblage of Anchovies and Gobies.    However, a...

Fish in the Bay – July 2023, Record Starry Year

Record Starry Year!  As reported earlier, the year-to-date Starry count had already exceeded the previous record year as of June,...

Fish in the Bay – July 2023, Special Report: Marsh Plants in the restored Garden of Eden.

Fish in the Bay – July 2023, Special Report: Marsh Plants in the restored Garden of Eden.

Summer is when the marsh turns greenest.  I have not blogged enough about plants.   1. Oasis & Bass Sanctuary at...

Fish in the Bay – June 2023, Is Summer here yet?

More baby fishes showed up in June!  This included 60 baby Longfin Smelt and 178 baby Starry Flounder which is...

Fish in the Bay – May 2023, Extra Baby Fish Month.

More baby fish showed up in May.  For want of a better term, this was an “Extra Baby Fish Month.”...

Fish in the Bay – April 2023, Traditional Baby Fish Month

April is “Traditional Baby Fish Month.”  The tradition is fairly new in Lower South San Francisco Bay.  New for us,...

Fish in the Bay – March 2023, Freshwater Flushing & Spawning Fishes!

Atmospheric rivers and rainwater flushing continued through March.  This extended rainy season is a very welcome change after at least...

Fish in the Bay – February 2023, Freshwater Flushing Continues.

Cold rain continued to fall as Atmospheric Rivers blew in from the ocean throughout January and February, and even through...

Fish in the Bay – January 2023, Part 2 – The Rest of the Fishes.

Part 2 of the January report covers all the other interesting fishes and bugs.  Seven atmospheric river storms that swept...

Fish in the Bay – January 2023, Part 1 – Atmospheric River Blowout.

Heavy cold rain drenched us on January 14th and 15th.  We were under at least the sixth Atmospheric River that...

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