Posts by Jim Ervin

Fish in the Bay – March 2020, part 2: The Shrimp Gradient (post SARS-CoV-2 lock-down edition).

Hello again folks.  This is a belated part 2 to the March fish report.  Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis forced a hiatus in...

Fish in the Bay – March 2020: Spring Spawns – Part 1

I am social-isolating and self-sheltering to maximum extent possible. Yet another naturally-mutated virus popped up and potentially threatens to mow...

Fish in the Bay – February 2020: Comb Jelly Explosion!

No rain = fewer fish!  An unseasonable winter dry spell continues.  Lower South Bay continues to get saltier.  Based on...

Fish in the Bay – January 2020: Part 2, More Winter Bugs & Fishes.

Full Moon and perihelion.   As mentioned in Part 1, we were experiencing the second or third highest-high tide of the...

Fish in the Bay – January 2020: Part 1, Pregnant Sculpin, Saltwater Oddballs, and a Shad Experiment.

Trawl map. Full Moon and perihelion.   The Moon set at sunrise as we launched on Saturday.  The combination of full...

Fish in the Bay – December 2019: Part 2, Gobies and more wet-season erosion.

Some additional December observations and 2019 end of year clean up. Fish & Bug Matrix: Six good years of comparable...

Fish in the Bay – December 2019: Part 1, Rains bring Mysids and other critters.

December trawls: Jon Kuntz was on lines and net duty.  Happy New Year!  I am catching up on December reporting. ...

Fish in the Bay – December 2019, Special Report: Brown Shad after Bomb Cyclones & Atmospheric Rivers.

Hello again everyone.  If you live in the Bay Area you are aware that we had a lot of rain...

Fish in the Bay – November 2019, UC Davis Trawls – Blue Fish!

Happy Thanksgiving! BE THANKFUL FOR THE RAIN.  Cool-season rains were long overdue when we trawled on 9-10 November.  The fish...

Fish in the Bay – October 2019, UC Davis Trawls (Part2) – Big Fish in a Little Pond; plus a Shrimp update.

This is part 2 from our latest trawling weekend, 5 & 6 October.  See previous post for datasheets. Bay Study. ...

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