Chi Councilfor the Clear Lake Hitch

Observation results from the 2015 spawning migration

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date time creek location number of fish comments observer
4/18/2015
Clear Lake near Steelhead Lane 1500 in three schools, thought to be hitch but not confirmed Stevenson
4/18/2015
Kelsey Hellsbend 0 large schools of fry (photograph): later identified as suckers Murphy
4/17/2015
kelsey SBR 2 two mature hitch swimming upstream Gichuki
3/30/2015
Seigler Jessie St 0 checked from Jessie to Main: no fish Kennedy
3/30/2015
Seigler sewer pipe 0 checked from sewer pipe downstream: no fish Kennedy
3/29/2015
Middle Rodman 10 mostly dead or dying Shrive
3/29/2015
Seigler Jessie St 7
Doug Freund
3/26/2015 9am Seigler Perini 0 flow continues to decline Desmond
3/21/2015
Burns Valley
0
Jeff Wilder
3/20/2015 2pm Seigler Perini 0 large bag of trash in creek, took to dump Desmond
3/18/2015
Kelsey SBR 0 no fish of any kind, no herons Murphy
3/17/2015
Kelsey SBR 450 two herons literally on top of this bunch Murphy
3/17/2015 10am Seigler Perini 0 no aquatic life; redbud and willow budding out Desmond
3/16/2015 11am Adobe SBR 0 many herons but no fish Murphy
3/16/2015 11am Kelsey Hellsbend 700 in two schools: water is very low and will be impassable in a few days for adults on both creeks. The fish in these late runs are smaller and in poorer health, many show signs of parasites and scale damage, they also look to be small/young/underfed with fewer females. Murphy
3/16/2015 11am Kelsey SBR 300
Murphy
3/16/2015 1pm Kelsey 1/4 mi upstream from SBR 750 in seven schools, creek clear and flowing gently Eutenier
3/15/2015 10am Kelsey SBR 500
Murphy
3/15/2015 10am Kelsey Hellsbend 300
Murphy
3/15/2015 10am Kelsey above detention 0
Murphy
3/14/2015 11:30am Kelsey SBR 300 school spreading along a line of 80 or more; blue herons Harty
3/14/2015 12pm Seigler Perini 0 water clear but very slow for March Desmond
3/13/2015
Adobe SBR 30 downstream from road bridge, under farm bridge; flow getting low with 4-5 inch riffles between pools Schaver
3/13/2015 2pm Kelsey Hellsbend 100 mixed-in with a school of about 3 dozen suckers; water very low, blue herons now waiting just below the dam Murphy
3/12/2015
Adobe SBR 35 under branches in deep hole upstream from road bridge Schaver
3/12/2015 3:20AM Kelsey SBR 200 upstream from bridge in a holding pattern in a well formed oval school; accompanied by suckers Harty
3/12/2015 1pm Seigler Perini 0 no bird life Desmond
3/11/2015
Seigler 100 yds downstream from pipe 6
Kennedy
3/8/2015 9am Seigler Perini 0 slow flow, quite a few rock hazards Desmond
3/7/2015 7:30AM Hendricks Hendricks Rd 0 low water, no predators Hunter Clausen
3/7/2015 8AM Hendricks SV Rd 0 clean deep water Hunter Clausen
3/7/2015 7AM Scotts SV Rd 0 clear water, low water, no predators Hunter Clausen
3/7/2015 8:45AM Scotts Tule Lake 0 murky water, no predators Hunter Clausen
3/7/2015 9:30AM Scotts Eickhoff 0 clear deep water, no predators Hunter Clausen
3/5/2015 1pm Adobe Merritt 0 low flow Stevenson
3/5/2015 1:30pm Adobe Finley East 0 low flow Stevenson
3/5/2015 1:45pm Adobe SBR 0 low flow Stevenson
3/5/2015 11AM Seigler Perini 0 no aquatic life Desmond
2/25/2015 8AM Adobe Finley East 100
Smythe
2/25/2015
Kelsey Gunn St 50
via Smythe
2/25/2015
kelsey Hellsbend 0 a few suckers: no birds, water level dropping Murphy
2/25/2015 8:30am Kelsey Merritt 0 no fish or wildlife seen Stevenson
2/24/2015
kelsey SBR 20 females Murphy
2/24/2015 12:30pm Schindler Konocti 0 very murky around bridge and very shallow upstream Barnes/Rett
2/23/2015 1:30PM Adobe SBR 30 75' upstream from bridge; hugging west bank under cover Windrem
2/23/2015 1:45PM Adobe Manning 0 2 buzzrds, low flow Windrem
2/23/2015
Cooper
25
Rogers
2/23/2015
kelsey Hellsbend 1 a single female with a parasite Murphy
2/23/2015 1:30PM Kelsey detention 0 water clear, 5 mallards Windrem
2/22/2015
Adobe Merritt 50
Moorhead
2/22/2015 10am Kelsey hellsbend 30 three small schools, two headed back downstream Murphy
2/22/2015 1pm Kelsey hellsbend 75 looked to be heading upstream and a mix of gender. Saw three more females going upstream at my place together, all fish seen this year look to be in good condition. Murphy
2/21/2015
Adobe SBR 25
Smythe
2/20/2015
Adobe below Highlands Springs 0 murky Murphy
2/20/2015
Adobe SBR ?
Ryan
2/20/2015
Adobe SBR 25
Smythe
2/20/2015
Kelsey Hellsbend 13 8 females 100 yards upstream from a school of five males Murphy
2/20/2015
Kelsey SBR 0
Murphy
2/20/2015 1pm Schindler Hwy 20 0 water clear but low. Lots of debris and obstructions to flow Barnes/Rett
2/16/2015 10am Adobe Bell Hill 6 Sacramento suckers Lowrie
2/15/2015
Alley 1445 Pitney 0
Cole-Lewis
2/15/2015
Kelsey Hellsbend 25 Sacramento suckers Murphy
2/14/2015 3pm Alley 1445 Pitney 7 (?) 10-12 inches long; not positively identified as hitch Cole-Lewis
2/13/2015
Adobe Merritt ? Sacramento suckers seen Ryan
2/13/2015
Adobe Bell Hill ? Sacramento suckers seen Ryan