Jean was on site at the former dam site parking area on Bayside, picking up debris and trash (25lbs...) when she bumped into this suspiciously located skeleton.
Fish and Game staff were across the way setting up a funnel net in the river. Most of us figured this was a Striped bass skeleton. The spine measured approximately 13-14" long.
In this next photo, which you can click on to enlarge, makes it easier to see the large mouth.
So, fished by an eagle and dragged up the banking, or left by an eagle and dragged up by a mammal, or tossed by a fisherperson? Anyone catching striped bass in the tidal section of the river?