Much as the title suggests, literally millions of dead fish including anchovies, sardines, and mackerel were found floating on the surface of King Harbor Marina. Authorities are investigating the causes, but so far signs point to “oxygen depletion” and have stated that no oil slicks or contaminants have been found.
City Manager Bill Workman said city officials with the help of marine experts would help determine if there was any environmental issue involved. Tests are now being performed on the water as officials begin removing the dead fish, which city officials estimated to be in the millions.
“There are no visible signs of any toxins that might have caused [the die-off] and our early assessment is that this was oxygen depletion,” Workman said. “This is similar to what we experienced five years ago but that was distinctly a red tide event but there’s no discoloration of the water, no associated foaming in the waves, Workman said. “There are no oil slicks or leaking of substances into the water.”
The California Department of Water Resources is installing an experimental “bubble barrier” in a side channel of the Sacramento River that has become a graveyard for Chinook salmon migrating down stream to San Francisco Bay. This barrier is a sheet of bubbles with strobe lights and underwater acoustics designed to scare young salmon away from Georgina Slough. The salmon that end up in the slough become dinner for stripped bass and other predators, or get sucked up in to giant irrigation pumps.
It has been more then a year since Dottie, the biggest bass ever caught on a rod and reel, died. Some believed the dream of beating a world record that has stood since 1932 died with her. A year ago, no one would have predicted the next giant bass would be caught in Japan of all places. I’ve been waiting to hear more about the potential record tying bass, but very little new has made it way here to North America. Some say that exclusive rights were purchased for the story, so it still could be a while before we learn more.
Many men and women have dedicated countless hours in search of the world record bass, but few have had the dedication of Mac Weakley, Mike Winn and Jed Dickerson. These guys spent every second they could trying to catch Dottie, here is their story…
Introducing Cryptoid Lure Co, the official brand of lures manufactured by the Kokemachine from the web based info-comedy 4EEL FISHING. With colors inspired by various characters of the paranormal ilk, the Kokemachine has aspired to make some of the most tripped out and hilarious spoons that will ever land you [...]
My good friend Phil alerted me to this fantastic swordfish tattoo by artist Matt Adamson. It’s difficult to understand the placement of the tattoo from the photos below but it looks to me like the tops of the shoulders, as if the swordfish has gone through the neck. Matt is [...]
This exotic fish may be native to southeast asia, but would you believe there’s one place in the United States where you can catch one right along side a largemouth bass. While they’re most commonly found here in aquariums many misinformed owners don’t realize they can grow up to 40″ [...]
The fishing season is off to a fantastic start this year! Last weekend marked the opening of trout season here in Ontario and though I was only able to get out yesterday, my friends and I still managed to have a fantastic day on the river. We woke up early [...]
We haven’t done a caption contest in a while, mostly because it takes a very special picture or video to inspire us. Today we have a video so wild we couldn’t even describe it! Hopefully you’ll have better luck though. The best description of this video left in the comments [...]
Fishing Camp is a fishing trivia board game from Education Outdoors aimed to please the whole family. Supporting up to eight players as young as four years old, the game separates trivia questions into four levels. Level one questions are simple, like identifying fish species or fishing tackle. The difficulty [...]
My XTRATUF II boots have been the footwear of choice for winter fishing this year and they’ve been fantastic on every outing. I’m sad that they’ll be put away in the next few weeks as summer approaches, but I’m very happy knowing they’re ready and waiting for next winter. When [...]