A pound California sea lion apparently made his way nearly miles from San Francisco Bay up the San Joaquin River and into the heart of farm country, where a surprised farmer discovered him Monday morning sitting along a road in Merced County about half a mile from the nearest water. The sea lion, healthy and now resting at the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, is expected to be released back to the wild. California Highway Patrol officers raced to the scene to find the marine mammal on the shoulder of Henry Miller Road, north of Los Banos. While patrol officers waited for help from wildlife experts, the animal sauntered over to a CHP car, jumped up on the trunk and lay down.
Book Review: “Fly Fishing for Freshwater Striped Bass”
Merced River, California Fishing Report
Well, here in Mariposa County not only are puns a gill-ty pleasure but we have an abundance of fishing riches in the form of Lake McClure and Lake McSwain. With affordable, well-maintained facilities and three marinas, the lakes feature trophy-level fishing, family camping, water sports, house boating and even hang gliding. Located 2. Remember to check with the Department of Fish and Wildlife regarding fishing licensure before your California fishing trip.
Striped Bass Peak on the Colorado River
The striped bass Morone saxatilis , also called Atlantic striped bass , striper , linesider , rock or rockfish , is an anadromous perciform fish of the family Moronidae found primarily along the Atlantic coast of North America. It has also been widely introduced into inland recreational fisheries across the United States. Striped bass found in the Gulf of Mexico are a separate strain referred to as Gulf Coast striped bass.
It is most well known for its swift and steep course through the southern part of Yosemite National Park , where it is the primary watercourse flowing through Yosemite Valley. The river's character changes dramatically once it reaches the plains of the agricultural San Joaquin Valley, where it becomes a slow-moving meandering stream. The river first formed as the Sierra Nevada rose about 10 million years ago, and sediment eroded from its canyon helped form the flat floor of the San Joaquin Valley. Glaciation during the ice ages carved the high elevation parts of the watershed, including Yosemite Valley, into their present shape. Historically, there was an extensive riparian zone which provided habitat for millions of migrating birds, and the river had one of the southernmost runs of chinook salmon in North America.