Saturday, February 9, 2013

2013 California Grunion Runs

A schedule of predicted spawning runs for California grunion is now available online at

Grunion are the object of a unique, southern California recreational fishery. These fish are famous for their remarkable spawning behavior.

Grunion leave the water at night to spawn on beaches during the spring and summer months. For four consecutive nights, beginning on the nights of the full and new moons, spawning occurs after high tides and continues for several hours.

Spawning occurs from March through August, and occasionally in February and September. Peak spawning is late March to early June.

For more information about California grunion, visit

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