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Observation results from the 2012 spawning migration

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date creek location number of fish comments observer
5/21/2012 Hendricks Scotts Valley Rd 0
Lupita Yanez
5/13/2012 Cole Clark Dr 0 creek has stopped flowing leaving young hitch stranded in pools Gichuki
5/5/2012 Cooper
0 no sightings at any time this year Cox
4/30/2012 Adobe Bell Hill 1 found a single male who has gotten stuck between two rocks in Adobe Creek above Bell Hill while trying to return to Clear Lake. We released him and he hurried home. Devoto
4/29/2012 Adobe Bell Hill 0 fry observed Franson
4/29/2012 Hendricks SVR 0
Franson
4/29/2012 Scotts SVR near Hwy 0
Franson
4/29/2012 Scotts SVR near marsh 0
Franson
4/28/2012 Adobe below dam 0
Jake Scully
4/28/2012 Manning off SBR 0 low but still flowing Barnes/Rett
4/27/2012 Adobe Bell Hill 0 no fish either above or below culverts Devoto
4/27/2012 Seigler Rebekah Lodge 0 clear and still flowing Barnes/Rett
4/26/2012 Herndon
0 not one drop of water thanks to multiple diversions of water at the headwaters Ruttan
4/26/2012 Kelsey Dorn Crossing 0 numerous fry in creek Murphy
4/26/2012 Kelsey Merritt 0
Beyer/Woodruff
4/25/2012 Adobe Finley East 0
Jake Scully
4/25/2012 Alley Pitney Lane 0
Franson
4/25/2012 Clover Bridge Arbor 0
Franson
4/25/2012 Clover Hwy 20 0
Franson
4/25/2012 Clover Bypass Elk Mt Rd 0
Franson
4/25/2012 Middle Rancheria Rd 0
Franson
4/25/2012 Middle Hwy 20 0
Franson
4/25/2012 Scotts Tulelake dam 0 murky; osprey catching one fish Franson
4/24/2012 Adobe below dam 0
Jake Scully
4/24/2012 Kelsey detention 0
Murphy
4/24/2012 Kelsey Merritt 0
Murphy
4/23/2012 Adobe Finley East 0
Murphy
4/23/2012 Adobe Finley East 50 very small fish in two schools Rogers
4/23/2012 Kelsey Hellsbend 0 plenty of ducks which you don t get when the herons are fishing Murphy
4/23/2012 Kelsey detention 0
Murphy
4/22/2012 Adobe Bell Hill 0 nothing either above or below culverts Devoto
4/22/2012 Adobe SBR 250 tribal fish tagging in progress Stevenson
4/22/2012 Hendricks Scotts Valley Rd 0
Dills
4/22/2012 Seigler jessie St 0 water getting pretty low but still running slightly; hot Barnes/Rett
4/21/2012 Cooper East Rd 0
Franson
4/21/2012 Cooper Witter Springs 0
Franson
4/21/2012 Cooper Hwy 20 0
Franson
4/21/2012 Hendricks Scotts Valley Rd 0
Dills
4/21/2012 Kelsey Hellsbend 500 looked like they were all males; the fish seem to be quite strung-out and are having a hard time regrouping. No sign of the bald eagle yet but the heron is getting its share, I've seen the remains of a couple it nabbed. Murphy
4/21/2012 Kelsey detention 10 above dam Murphy
4/21/2012 Kelsey Dorn 0
Franson
4/21/2012 Robinson BRidge Arbor 0
Franson
4/21/2012 Schindler Konocti Rd 0 upstream to falls: water very low but clear Barnes/Rett
4/21/2012 Scotts Scotts Valley Rd 0
Franson
4/20/2012 Kelsey Merritt Rd 1 above bridge Murphy
4/20/2012 Seigler Jessie St 1 1 large hitch swimming in and out of foliage Barnes/Rett
4/20/2012 Seigler Rebekah Lodge 25 6-8 fish moving around in a circular motion Barnes/Rett
4/19/2012 Clear Lake off Rocky Point 1 extremely large hitch (19.75 and 2.75 pounds accidentally caught (and released) by fishing guide Ross England Knight/England
4/19/2012 Clover diversion 1
Hargis
4/19/2012 Hendricks Scotts Valley Rd 0
Dills
4/19/2012 Kelsey Merritt 2 VERY large fish Murphy
4/19/2012 Kelsey detention 6 going through structure Murphy
4/19/2012 Kelsey below detention 1000 fish everywhere below dam, not in big schools but spread out pretty evenly Murphy
4/19/2012 Middle Hwy 20 350
Hargis
4/18/2012 Adobe Bell Hill 0
Franson
4/18/2012 Adobe Highlands Springs 0
Franson
4/18/2012 Hendricks Scotts Valley Rd 0
Dills
4/18/2012 Kelsey Dorn Crossing 0
Franson
4/18/2012 Mendenhall Tulelake levee 0 marshy Franson
4/18/2012 Schindler 4th St 6 swimming in among roots in a deep pool. They seemed to be in a kind of holding pattern. Barnes/Rett
4/17/2012 Adobe Bell Hill 100 passing at a rate of 3/minute Lowrie
4/17/2012 Adobe Finley East 0 murky and very slow flowing Murphy
4/17/2012 Adobe Finley East 0
Smythe
4/17/2012 Hendricks Scotts Valley Rd 0
Dills
4/17/2012 Kelsey detention 300 large fish (females?), all below dam Murphy
4/17/2012 Kelsey detention 200 2 fish in structure, fish all spread out Smythe
4/16/2012 Hendricks Scotts Valley Rd 0
Dills
4/16/2012 Kelsey Hellsbend 0 water is clear now but still moving rather briskly, and I think the hitch that made it up here were pushed ALL the way back into the lake as the water was just roaring down the creek for days Murphy
4/16/2012 Schindler mouth 25 being chased back and forth by huge largemouth bass...schindler creek seems deep enough for spawning, something is keeping them from heading up stream or they were just staging Wynn
4/15/2012 Hendricks Scotts Valley Rd 0
Dills
4/15/2012 Kelsey Hellsbend 0 creek is running fast but also clearing up quickly, Murphy
4/14/2012 Hendricks Scotts Valley Rd 0
Dills
4/13/2012 Hendricks Scotts Valley Rd 0
Dills
4/11/2012 Hendricks Scotts Valley Rd 0
Dills
4/11/2012 Kelsey Hellsbend 100
Murphy
4/11/2012 Kelsey detention 100 1 hitch in structure, the rest downstream Smythe
4/11/2012 Middle Rancheria Rd 0
Aebly/Hargis
4/11/2012 Middle Hwy 20 0
Aebly/Hargis
4/10/2012 Hendricks Scotts Valley Rd 0
Dills
4/10/2012 Kelsey detention 500
Murphy
4/9/2012 Adobe SBR 200 4 schools, approx 50 in each Ray
4/9/2012 Clear Lake CLO launch ramp 0 water in lake very murky Barnes/Rett
4/9/2012 ditch in Lakeport S Main/Hwy 175 0 water very low but likely passable Barnes/Rett
4/9/2012 Kelsey Hellsbend 50 accompanied by a few Sac suckers Murphy
4/9/2012 Kelsey SBR 50 one school under b idge Ray
4/9/2012 Manning Wooldridge Ranch 0 creek running with nice deep pools Barnes/Rett
4/9/2012 Seigler Jessie St 0 water still passable but low in rapids; nice deep pools with gravel bottoms Barnes/Rett
4/9/2012 Seigler Rebekah Lodge 0 water still passable but low in rapids; nice deep pools with gravel bottoms Barnes/Rett
4/8/2012 Hendricks Scotts Valley Rd 0
Dills
4/7/2012 Hendricks Scotts Valley Rd 0
Dills
4/7/2012 Highlands below dam 6 Saw several swimming and spawning hitch in Highland Creek just below the dam Petterson
4/6/2012 Burns Valley Creek Lakeshore Dr 0 water too low Barnes/Rett
4/6/2012 Hendricks Scotts Valley Rd 0
Dills
4/6/2012 Middle Rancheria Rd 0
Aebly/Fitting
4/6/2012 Schindler 6th St 0 water seems too low but saw remains of mostly eaten carp on bank Barnes/Rett
4/5/2012 Adobe SBR 3 dead on bank Ray
4/5/2012 Adobe Bell Hill ? I observed Two adult men and a young boy near the falls above the low water crossing on Bell Hill, between Highland Springs Rd. and Adobe Creek Rd. One of the men was in waders walking around in the creek with a net trying to catch hitch. The other man had already caught 2-3 fish and had them in a bucket. Ousley
4/5/2012 Adobe Bell Hill ? observed netting in progress Lowrey
4/5/2012 Adobe SBR 3 good flow, murky water. 3 dead hitch on bank Ray
4/5/2012 Adobe below dam 0
Jake Scully
4/5/2012 Clover Hwy 20 0 good flow, clear water Ray
4/5/2012 Middle Rancheria Rd 0 good flow, clear water Ray
4/5/2012 Morrison Hwy 20 0 water very low but running Barnes/Rett
4/5/2012 Seigler Rebekah Lodge 0 frosty morning, water murky but running well Barnes/Rett
4/4/2012 Adobe below dam 0
Jake Scully
4/4/2012 Hendricks Scotts Valley Rd 0
Dills
4/4/2012 Schindler 4th St 0 3 large catfish Barnes/Rett
4/4/2012 Schindler Hwy 20 0 2 Sacramento suckers Barnes/Rett
4/3/2012 Hendricks Scotts Valley Rd 0
Dills
4/2/2012 Adobe SBR 0 good flow, high turbidity Ray
4/2/2012 Middle Rancheria Rd 0 good flow, murky water Ray
4/2/2012 Seigler Lake St 1 dead: There was some scat on the bank that looked like something had been feeding on other fish in this same area. Didn't see any swimming, though. Barnes/Rett
4/2/2012 Seigler Jessie St 0 good flow, murky water Ray
3/30/2012 Adobe SBR 0 reduced flow, high turbidity Ray
3/30/2012 Clover Hwy 20 0 good flow, clear water Ray
3/30/2012 Middle Rancheria Rd 0 good flow, murky water Ray
3/30/2012 Seigler Perini 0
Voegtly
3/30/2012 Seigler Jessie St 0 good flow, murky water Ray
3/28/2012 Schindler 4th St 0
Barnes/Rett
3/27/2012 Adobe Bell Hill 0 heavy flow Ravenwoode
3/27/2012 Hendricks Scotts Valley Rd 0
Dills
3/27/2012 McGaugh Big Valley Rd 0 heavy flow Ravenwoode
3/26/2012 Adobe Bell Hill 0
Devoto
3/26/2012 Adobe SBR 0 high flow, high turbidity Ray
3/26/2012 Clover Nwy 20 0 medium flow, murky Ray
3/26/2012 Middle Rancheria Rd 0 high flow, high turbidity Ray
3/26/2012 Schindler Hwy 20 0 water a little clearer and deep enough Barnes/Rett
3/26/2012 Schindler 4th St 0
Barnes/Rett
3/26/2012 Seigler Jessie St 0 good flow, clear water Ray
3/25/2012 Hendricks Scotts Valley Rd 0
Dills
3/25/2012 Schindler Hwy 20 0 water deep, swift & murky with limited visibility Barnes/Rett
3/25/2012 Schindler 4th St 0 kingfisher Barnes/Rett
3/24/2012 Adobe SBR 0
Aebly
3/24/2012 Adobe
2 dead fish on bank Ryan
3/24/2012 Adobe SBR 0 observed a heron catch a fish Aebly
3/24/2012 Adobe Finley East 0 cloudy, light rain Aebly
3/24/2012 Adobe Argonaut 0 Hawk in tree, channel seems pretty choked with veg in this reach Aebly
3/24/2012 Hendricks Scotts Valley Rd 0
Dills
3/24/2012 Kelsey SBR 0
Aebly
3/24/2012 Kelsey SBR 0 cloudy, light rain Aebly
3/24/2012 Kelsey Merritt 0 cloudy, light rain Aebly
3/24/2012 Manning SBR 0 cloudy, light rain Aebly
3/23/2012 Adobe Bell Hill 0 water still cloudy but could see enough to verify that there were no hitch above or below the crossing Devoto
3/23/2012 Adobe Finley East ? 15-20 fish too far away for positive ID, could have been hitch Smythe
3/23/2012 Adobe SBR 0 no hitch, but 20+ Sac suckers Ray
3/23/2012 Alley Pitney Lane 0
Franson
3/23/2012 Clover Hwy 20 0 clear water, good flow Ray
3/23/2012 Hendricks Scotts Valley Rd 0
Dills
3/23/2012 Middle Rancheria Rd 0 clear water, good flow Ray
3/23/2012 Middle Rancheria Rd 0
Franson
3/22/2012 Adobe SBR 10 photos & video Gichuki
3/22/2012 Adobe Finley East 20 photos & video Gichuki
3/22/2012 Adobe SBR 0 no hitch, but 12-20 Sacramento Suckers seen Ray
3/22/2012 Hendricks Scotts Valley Rd 0
Dills
3/22/2012 Middle Rancheria 0
Aebly
3/22/2012 Schindler Hwy 20 0
Barnes/Rett
3/22/2012 Schindler Butler 0
Barnes/Rett
3/22/2012 Schindler Konocti Rd 0 filled with weeds & debris Barnes/Rett
3/22/2012 Seigler Jessie St 0 good flow, clear water Ray
3/21/2012 Adobe Bell Hill 0 still no hitch here although the water is still clearer. Perhaps waiting for a bit increase in the temperature. Devoto
3/21/2012 Hendricks Scotts Valley Rd 0
Dills
3/21/2012 Kelsey Gaddy Lane 0 moderate flow Ravenwoode
3/20/2012 Adobe Bell Hill 0 water a bit clearer but no hitch observed Devoto
3/20/2012 Hendricks Scotts Valley Rd 0
Dills
3/19/2012 Adobe SBR 0 dozen Sacramento suckers seen Windrem
3/19/2012 Adobe SBR 0 trickle of water Ray
3/19/2012 Clover Hwy 20 0 trickle of water Ray
3/19/2012 Hendricks Scotts Valley Rd 0
Dills
3/19/2012 Middle Rancheria Rd 0 good flow, clear water Ray
3/18/2012 Hendricks Scotts Valley Rd 0
Dills
3/18/2012 Seigler Jessie St 0 low flow, clear water Ray
3/17/2012 Adobe ARgonaut 0
Aebly
3/17/2012 Hendricks Scotts Valley Rd 0
Dills
3/17/2012 Kelsey SBR 0
Aebly
3/17/2012 Kelsey Main St 0
Landrum
3/16/2012 Adobe SBR 0 good flow, murky water Ray
3/16/2012 Clover Hwy 20 0 good flow, clear water Ray
3/16/2012 Hendricks Scotts Valley Rd 0
Dills
3/16/2012 McGaugh Big Valley Rd 0 dry creekbed filled with silt Ravenwoode
3/16/2012 Middle Rancheria Rd 0 good flow, murky water Ray
3/15/2012 Cole SBR 0 water turbid, still Franson
3/15/2012 Cole Clark Dr 0
Franson
3/15/2012 Hendricks Scotts Valley Rd 0
Dills
3/15/2012 kelsey Merritt Rd 0
Franson
3/15/2012 kelsey Dorn crossing 0
Franson
3/14/2012 Adobe SBR 0 good flow, high turbidity Ray
3/14/2012 Clover Hwy 20 0 good flow, murky water Ray
3/14/2012 Middle Rancheria Rd 0 good flow, high turbidity Ray
3/14/2012 Schindler Konocti Rd 0 water swiftly moving, fall of about 1 into creek, light rain Barnes/Rett
3/14/2012 Schindler Hwy 20 0
Barnes/Rett
3/13/2012 McGaugh Big Valley Rd 0 heavy flow Ravenwoode
3/12/2012 Adobe Clear Lake 1000+ schools congregating off mouth of creek Ray/Dills/Knight
3/12/2012 Adobe SBR 0 no water Ray
3/12/2012 Clover Hwy 20 0 good flow, murky water Ray
3/12/2012 Kelsey Clear Lake 1000+ schools congregating off mouth of creek Ray/Dills/Knight
3/12/2012 Middle Rancheria Rd 0 good flow, murky water Ray
3/12/2012 Seigler Jessie St 0 high turbidity, quiet flow Ray
3/8/2012 Seigler Perini 0
Voegtly
3/5/2012 Alley Pitney Lane 0
Franson
3/5/2012 Clover Bypass Elk Mt Rd 0
Franson
3/5/2012 culvert Lakeshore, Nice 0 murky Franson
3/5/2012 Middle Rancheria Rd 0
Franson
3/5/2012 Middle Hwy 20 0
Franson
3/5/2012 Scotts Tulelake dam 0 murky Franson
3/5/2012 Seigler Perini 0
Voegtly
3/2/2012 Adobe SBR 0 low flow Ray
3/2/2012 Clover Hwy 20 0 trickle of clear water Ray
3/2/2012 Middle Rancheria Rd 0 good clear flow Ray
2/26/2012 Seigler Perini 0
Voegtly
2/24/2012 Alley Pitney Lane 0
Franson
2/24/2012 Clover Hwy 20 0
Franson
2/24/2012 Clover Bypass Elk Mt Rd 0
Franson
2/24/2012 Middfle Rancheria Rd 0
Franson
2/24/2012 Scotts Tulelake dam 0
Franson
2/15/2012 Alley Pitney Lane 0 vegetation cleaned out, bank graded, gravelled Franson
2/15/2012 Middle Rancheria Rd 0 spaced weir, 15 below bridge Franson
2/15/2012 Robinson Hwy 20 0 creek slow, little water, murky Franson