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Fish in the Bay – January 2019, UC Davis Trawls – Anchovy Spawn, a belated report.

Hi everyone.  The UC Davis/Hobbs Lab team was back again for March otter trawls in Lower South Bay this past...

Fish in the Bay – February 2019, UC Davis Trawls – Bug Bonanza! Winter rains bring more bugs!

Hi everyone.   I again accompanied the UC Davis / Hobbs team on Saturday, 23 February, for “20-milimeter Larval Fish Trawls.” ...

Fish in the Bay – February 2019, UC Davis Trawls – LONGFIN ALERT! Spawning confirmed for 2019!

Folks, I write as the Atmospheric River pounds the Bay Area with much needed rain.  Urgent flood alerts have just...

Fish in the Bay – January 2019, UC Davis Trawls – Parasite Paradise.

Field notes from the dark underbelly of the Bay:  Folks, I must do a short note about fish parasites.  This...

Fish in the Bay – January 2019, UC Davis Trawls – American Shad, Crangon, and Anchovies are up!

Wet winter brings more fish!  Hello everyone.  This is a slightly abbreviated post focusing on the ongoing booming populations of...

Fish in the Bay – December 2018 UC Davis Trawls – Save Our Smelt (SOS)

This is another special edition of Fish in the Bay.  While most of us Christmas shop or prepare to leave...

Fish in the Bay – December 2018 UC Davis Trawls – Crangon 2018: Year of the Crangon!

Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2019.  Good News:  We wrapped up December with an unbelievable Crangon brooding event.  This was...

Fish in the Bay – November 2018 UC Davis Trawls – Amazing Bugs, Red Algae, Beautiful Fish

Hi Everyone.  This posting is a mixed bag of loose ends from November and early December.  (Monthly Data Tables are...

Fish in the Bay – November 2018 UC Davis Trawls – Longfin Season’s Greetings

An early Merry Christmas!  Longfin Smelt returned to Lower South San Francisco Bay!  First arrival of Longfins occurred in October...

Hobbs Lab Participates in WFC 120L Bodega Bay Field Trip

The Hobbs Lab recently participated in the annual Bodega Bay field trip, part of the Laboratory in Biology and Conservation...

Fish in the Bay – 11 Nov 2018 UC Davis Trawls – Anchovy Color Hypothesis.

This is a special edition of “Fish in the Bay” to further develop the San Francisco Bay Colorful Anchovy Hypothesis. ...

Fish in the Bay – 20 October 2018 UC Davis Trawls – Duck Hunter’s Weekend.

Hello again everyone.  I joined the Hobbs group for a day of lovely weather in late October. This was a...

Fish in the Bay – 15-16 September 2018 UC Davis Trawls – Cycling the Carbon.

As happened earlier in July, I again missed the boat in September.  The UC Davis crew performed their trawls on...

Fish in the Bay – 18-19 August 2018 UC Davis Trawls – Shrimp Explosion.

Hello again.  This is the August Lower South Bay fish report.  Very good news!  We encountered a shrimp population explosion...

Fish in the Bay – 21-22 July 2018 UC Davis Trawls – Eight years of Trawling.

Hi everyone.  A summary of UC Davis trawl results from Saturday, July 21st. Bad News:  I was visiting my daughter...

Fish in the Bay – 16-17 June 2018 UC Davis Trawls – Yellowfin Gobies Strike Back!

Hi everyone.  Some photos and thoughts from my ride-along with the UC Davis team on Saturday, June 16th. I continue...

Fish in the Bay – 12-13 May 2018 UC Davis Trawls – Crangon Time!

Hello, fish and bug enthusiasts.  I rode with UC Davis fish researchers last month on Saturday, May 12th. I continued...

Fish in the Bay – 14-15 April 2018 UC Davis Trawls – My friends caught over 2,000 fish and all I got was a turtle!

Hello folks.  I joined UC Davis fish researchers on Sunday April 15th.  Every South Bay fishing weekend I choose either...

Fish in the Bay – 10-11 March 2018 UC Davis Trawls – English Sole & Herring are back!

I went out with the UC Davis / Jim Hobbs fish researchers on March 10th.  This is my belated report. ...

Fish in the Bay – 17-18 February 2018 UC Davis Trawls – A Blustery Day.

Hello everyone.  I am now a retired guy, and this is my first fish email from the retired side.  Family...

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