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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...

Fish in the Bay – 10 February 2018 UC Davis – Larval Smelt Survey, in search of Longfin Spawn.

Today, I joined Jim Hobbs for one of his Larval Smelt Surveys. This is a different kind of survey commissioned...

Fish in the Bay – 14 January 2018 UC Davis Trawl – Longfin Smelt WITH EGGS!

Happy belated New Year! … The UC Davis / Hobbs crew surveyed Alviso area sloughs and marshes on 13 &...

Fish in the Bay – 2 December UC Davis Trawl – Part 3: The Bugs

It’s end of year, we just passed through solstice (21 December) and King Tide perihelion is coming on 2 Jan. ...

Happy Holidays from the Hobbs Laboratory!

Happy Holidays from the Hobbs Laboratory!

The Hobbs Lab wish you and yours a happy and safe holiday season!

Fish in the Bay – 2 December UC Davis Trawl – Part 2: King Tide Weekend; The Tide

Folks, … something a little different this time. I keep meaning to discuss the most conspicuous feature you see on...

Fish in the Bay – 2 December 2017 UC Davis Trawl – Part 1: King Tide Weekend; The Fish

Hi Folks.  UC Davis fish researchers returned to trawl the first weekend of December.  I joined them on the Saturday...

Fish in the Bay – by James Ervin

Fish in the Bay – by James Ervin

19 November UC Davis Trawl – Part 1: May the Flush be with us.  Hello everyone.  I spent nice sunny,...

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