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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,...

Hobbs Lab Attends Recent Conferences

Hobbs Lab Attends Recent Conferences

James Hobbs, Christina Parker, Malte Willmes and Arthur Barros attended State of the Estuary on October 10-11, 2017 and presented...

Fish in the Bay – 2 September 2017 UC Davis trawl – American Shad & Bat Rays

A fishing update:  I went with the Hobbs crew on the deeper water Bay side on 2 September.  It is...

Fish in the Bay – 6 August 2017 UC Davis trawl – A good year for Starry Flounder

A short August update.  I rode with the UC Davis crew on 6 August on the Artesian/Upper Coyote Creek side....

Fish in the Bay UPDATE — Green water & the proper trawling invocation

RE: Fish in the Bay – 9 July 2017 UC Davis trawl – Green Water & Low DO Folks, Shortly...

Fish in the Bay – 9 July 2017 UC Davis trawl – Green Water & Low DO

A July update on fish trawling…  I was out with Hobbs and the UC Davis crew on 9 July on...

Little Fish in Big Trouble: The Bay Delta’s Longfin Smelt

Little Fish in Big Trouble: The Bay Delta’s Longfin Smelt

Longfin Smelt, is a small pelagic forage “baitfish” that was once one of the most abundant fishes in the San...

Fish in the Bay – 7 May 2017 UC Davis trawl – Sharks can’t tolerate fresh water but lots of other critters like it!

Folks, regarding those sharks …  Shark die-off in San Francisco Bay is trending in the news: http://kron4.com/2017/04/13/troubling-trend-dead-sharks-washing-up-on-bay-area-shorelines/ http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Hundreds-of-dead-sharks-washing-up-on-Bay-Area-11119620.php http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/hundreds-leopard-sharks-dying-san-francisco-bay-47252080 The...

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