Fish Species

Fish Species by Watersheds : 'Blue Canyon-Santa Ynez River-180600100203'

Freshwater native and non-native fish species present currently and/or historically, determined from the PISCES database (Feb. 26, 2014).  Some species, such as salmon or steelhead, may no longer be present upstream of dams that lack fish passage.

Yes/No corresponds to California native species

Black Bullhead

  • Ameiurus melas
  • No
  • Thumbnail. Black bullhead, approximately 15 cm (6”) long. Location: Suisun Marsh, California Date: 8/6/2007. Photo by Dave Giordano.

Black Crappie

  • Pomoxis nigromaculatus
  • No
  • Thumbnail. Black crappie, captured in rotary screw trap on the Sacramento River at Knight's Landing on 2/26/2009. Photo by Dan Worth, CDFW

Blue Catfish

  • Ictalurus furcatus
  • No
  • Thumbnail. Blue catfish, adult. Caught in Marion, Alabama on 9 February 1994. Photo by Konrad Schmidt, Nongame Fish Biologist, DES, Minn. DNR

Bluegill

  • Lepomis macrochirus
  • No
  • Thumbnail. Bluegill approximately 15 cm (6”) long. Location: Leonard Lake, California Date: 8/6/2008 Photo: Lisa Thompson

Channel Catfish

  • Ictalurus punctatus
  • No
  • Thumbnail. Channel catfish, caught in Nacimiento Reservoir in May 2008 by Teejay O'Rear. Photo by Amber Manfree.

Golden Shiner

  • Notemigonus crysoleucas
  • No
  • Thumbnail. Golden shiner, caught in Iron Gate Reservoir, California on 12 May 2009 by Teejay O'Rear. Photo by Amber Manfree.

Green Sunfish

  • Lepomis cyanellus
  • No
  • Thumbnail. Green sunfish with measurements Location: Leonard Lake, California Date: 8/6/2008 Photo: Lisa Thompson

Largemouth Bass

  • Micropterus salmoides
  • No
  • Thumbnail. Largemouth bass approximately 30 cm (12”) long. Location: Deer Creek, California Date 6/22/2007. Photo by Dave Giordano.

Redear Sunfish

  • Lepomis microlophus
  • No
  • Thumbnail. Redear sunfish. Photo courtesy of Professor Peter B. Moyle.

Southern California Steelhead

  • Oncorhynchus mykiss
  • Yes
  • Thumbnail. Rainbow trout, 18 cm (7”) long. Location: Deer Creek, California (Yuba River basin). Date: 6/21/2007. Photo by Dave Giordano.

Threadfin Shad

  • Dorosoma petenense
  • No
  • Thumbnail. American shad, head. Caught on the Feather River (Star Bend boat launch) on 4 July 2008. Approximately 20 cm TL.  Photo by Brian Currier.

Western Mosquitofish

  • Gambusia affinis
  • No
  • Thumbnail. Western mosquitofish, captured in rotary screw trap on Sacramento River at Knight's Landing. Date: 1/29/2009. Photo by Dan Worth, CDFW.

White Crappie

  • Pomoxis annularis
  • No
  • Thumbnail. White crappie. Photo courtesy of Corey Geving, webmaster at roughfish.com.