Chi Council for the Clear Lake Hitch

Observation results from the 2017 spawning migration

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date time creek location number of fish comments

observer
5/11/2017
Middle Hwy 20 35 clear, birds

Hodge
5/6/2017 2PM Middle above Rancheria bridge 3


Hodge
5/6/2017
Middle Hwy 20 0 15 suckers, hundreds of shad

Hodge
4/28/2017 1PM Middle Hwy 20 0 clear, 10-15 suckers. 15-20 herons, hundreds of shad

Hodge
4/27/2017
Kelsey Hellsbend 25 maybe two dozen with a couple of suckers staying right with them

Murphy
4/25/2017
Clear Lake Konocti Vista ? large schools of unknown fish (not shad or bass) in Konocti Vista harbor

Myskey
4/25/2017
Kelsey Hellsbend 25 hitch mixed with suckers

Murphy
4/22/2017 2:30PM Clover Hwy 20 100 clear

Hodge
4/14/2017 10:27AM Burns Valley Old 53 0


L Brown
4/14/2017 10:32 Burns Valley Olympic 0


L Brown
4/14/2017 11:45AM Copsey Quarterhorse 0


L Brown
4/14/2017 10:46AM Molesworth Old 53 0


L Brown
4/14/2017 10AM Schindler Hwy 20 0


L Brown
4/14/2017 11AM Seigler sewer pipe 0


L Brown
4/14/2017 11:15AM Seigler Hwy 53 0


L Brown
4/14/2017 11:30AM Seigler Perini 0


L Brown
4/2/2017
Kelsey Hellsbend ? a few hitch mixed in a school of several hundred suckers

Murphy
4/2/2017 10:30AM Schindler Hwy 20 0 sunny & clear but water getting low

Barnes/Rett
4/2/2017 10:45AM Schindler 4th St 0 about a dozen very large tadpoles

Barnes/Rett
3/30/2017 2:30PM Seigler behind tribal office o


L Brown
3/30/2017 2:20PM Seigler Orchard St 0


L Brown
3/29/2017 1:30PM ? Bachelor Valley 0 water very opaque, no fish seen

Windrem
3/29/2017 1:45PM ? Bachelor Valley east side 0 water clear

Windrem
3/29/2017 12:45PM Clover bypass Elk Mt Rd 0 clear water

Windrem
3/29/2017 1PM Middle Rancheria Br 0 about 20 suckers below bridge and 10 above; saw 3 swim over weir with no difficulty

Windrem
3/28/2017 4:15PM Kelsey Main St 0


Windrem
3/27/2017 1:15PM Schindler Hwy 20 0 water clear & flowing, some overhead clouds, conditions looked good but no fish seen

Barnes/Rett
3/23/2017
Adobe SBR 0


Murphy
3/23/2017
Kelsey Hellsbend 0


Murphy
3/23/2017
Kelsey detention 0


Murphy
3/23/2017
Kelsey SBR 0


Murphy
3/22/2017 10:31AM Burns Valley Denman 0 birds, no fish

L. Brown
3/22/2017 10:43AM Burns Valley Memory Lane/Olympic 0 birds, frog, flowing, no fish

L. Brown
3/22/2017 11:57AM Copsey Quarterhorse 0


L. Brown
3/22/2017 10:55AM Molesworth Ridgeview/Old Hwy 53 0


L. Brown
3/22/2017 10:11AM Schindler Hwy 20 0 2 ducks, water flowing

L. Brown
3/22/2017 11:05AM Seigler Lake St 0


L. Brown
3/22/2017 11:25AM Seigler behind tribal office 0 2 suckers, no hitch

L. Brown
3/22/2017 11:47Am Seigler Perini Rd 0


L. Brown
3/20/2017 10am Kelsey Hellsbend 100 also 100 suckers

Murphy
3/20/2017
Kelsey Hellsbend 5 also a lot of suckers

Murphy
3/19/2017 2pm Manning SBR 0


Snider
3/18/2017
Clover
0 water too low for fish

Butcher
3/18/2017
Kelsey above detention 12


Murphy
3/18/2017
Kelsey Dorn crossing 0 three suckers

Murphy
3/18/2017
Middle Hwy 20 0 water running clear but no marine life

Butcher
3/18/2017 4PM Seigler behind tribal office 0 water clear, 10+ suckers

Kennedy
3/18/2017
Thompson Hwy 29 10


Leonardis
3/17/2017 1:30PM Clover Bridge Arbor 200 istorical Clover Creek from Middle Creek confluence to Hwy 20 Bridge this section of creek had hitch throughout the entire length, along with some of the smaller pike minnows.

Evans
3/17/2017 12:30PM Clover just up from diversion ? about 40 fish but mostly suckers

Evans
3/17/2017 3PM Clover Bridge Arbor Rd 50-100 blackberry cuttings and willow branches blocking passage of in several locations . . .Hard to count due to thick grasses in channel bottom. Clover Creek had consistent flow with depth of 2 to 3 feet; the water appeared to be well oxygenated . . .
With assistance of Robinson Tribal Member, we cleared a half of dozen debris dams and the one rock dam.


Schaver
3/17/2017 10AM Clover diversion Elk Mt Rd 0


Evans
3/17/2017
Middle Hwy 20 0 50 suckers

Franson
3/16/2017
Adobe Finley East 100


Murphy
3/16/2017
Adobe SBR 200 CDFW netting in progress

Murphy
3/16/2017
Kelsey hellsbend 100 Still amazed by the lack of birds, not even mallards, there is usually a nesting pair every 200-300 feet on the creek at this time of year.

Murphy
3/16/2017 10:15AM Kelsey Merritt 0


Windrem
3/16/2017
Middle Hwy 29 300


Murphy
3/16/2017 9:30AM Schindler Hwy 20 0


Barnes/Rett
3/16/2017
Thompson Hwy 29 10 No large schools but a steady flow of small groups and/or individuals.

Leonardis
3/15/2017
Adobe Finley East 100


Murphy
3/15/2017
Adobe SBR 6


Murphy
3/15/2017 6PM Bachelor Valley
? schools of three species of native fish mixing together in the same pools.

Windrem
3/15/2017 3:17PM Burns Valley Memory Lane/Olympic 0 clear still water, trash

K. Brown
3/15/2017 4:30PM Copsey Quarterhorse 0 clear flowing water

K. Brown
3/15/2017
Kelsey hellsbend 100 kind of spread out, about the same number of suckers

Murphy
3/15/2017
Kelsey SBR 0 two dozen suckers

Murphy
3/15/2017
Kelsey Merritt 0


Murphy
3/15/2017
Kelsey Main St 0


Murphy
3/15/2017 5PM Manning Hwy29 100s very large school moving upstream

Leonardis
3/15/2017 6:30PM Middle Hwy 20 0 15 suckers

Hodge
3/15/2017 3:30PM Molesworth Ridgeview/Old 53 0 dried up

K. Brown
3/15/2017 3:40PM Seigler Lake St 0 flowing, 30 suckers

K. Brown
3/15/2017 4:04PM Seigler behind tribal office 0 1 sucker, 2 ducks. Flowing, slightly murky

K. Brown
3/15/2017 5PM Thompson Hwy29 0


Leonardis
3/14/2017
Adobe above Bell Hill 1000s eggs drying out above low water crossing

Lowrie
3/14/2017
Adobe Finley East 100 absolutely no bird activity

Murphy
3/14/2017 10AM Kelsey Hellsbend 200 plus 100 suckers

Murphy
3/14/2017 3PM Kelsey Hellsbend 20


Murphy
3/14/2017
Kelsey below detention 10 also 25 suckers

Murphy
3/14/2017
Kelsey SBR 0 2 suckers

Murphy
3/13/2017
Adobe Finley East 40


Murphy
3/13/2017 12PM Adobe
30


Hodge
3/13/2017 3PM Alley
50


Hodge
3/13/2017 3PM Burns Valley Memory Lane/Olympic 0 clear still water, tadpoles

K. Brown
3/13/2017 2PM Clover
0 4 suckers

Hodge
3/13/2017 3:30PM Cooper
250


Hodge
3/13/2017 4:25PM Copsey Quarterhorse 0 clear flowing water

K. Brown
3/13/2017
Hendricks SVR 20


Dills
3/13/2017
Hendricks Hendricks Rd 100+


Dills
3/13/2017
Kelsey Hellsbend 50 still less than 50 hitch total at my place, about the same of sacramento suckers, didn't see any fish further upstream but water conditions make it hard to tell. The water is coming across the entire spillway at the dam, so the flow is still pretty strong, it's possible they could make it past but it wouldn't be easy to even find the two access channels right now.

Murphy
3/13/2017 12PM Manning SBR 100


Snider
3/13/2017
Manning SBR 100 mixed suckers and hitch

Myskey
3/13/2017 12:30PM Manning
250


Hodge
3/13/2017 5:45PM Manning Matthews 0 water clear and sufficient flow

Windrem
3/13/2017 1:30PM Middle
500


Hodge
3/13/2017 3:20PM Molesworth Ridgeview/Old Hwy 54 0 dried up

K. Brown
3/13/2017 3:30PM Seigler lake St 0 clear flowing water, 3 suckers

K. Brown
3/13/2017 3:44PM Seigler behind tribal office 0 clear flowing water

K. Brown
3/13/2017 6PM Thompson Argonaut 4


Windrem
3/13/2017 3:50PM Tule Lake Hwy 20 35 murky, lots of birds

Hodge
3/12/2017 5PM Adobe Merritt 100+


Scully
3/12/2017 6PM Adobe above Bell Hill 100+ hundreds of hitch, will soon be stranded up the Highland Creek fork

Lowrie
3/12/2017
Bachelor Valley ditches lots


Lundquist
3/12/2017 1PM Kelsey Hellsbend 35 confirmed with photos

Murphy
3/12/2017 11AM Kelsey Hellsbend 80 hitch mixed with suckers

Murphy
3/12/2017 6PM Kelsey Hellsbend 100 Lots of fish in the creek, not sure on the total, all seem to be heading upstream in very small groups and mixed with suckers.

Murphy
3/12/2017
Kelsey below detention 40


Windrem
3/12/2017 3PM Kelsey Merritt 0 about 20 Sacramento suckers

Windrem
3/12/2017 3:15PM Kelsey detention 40 also about 10 suckers

Windrem
3/12/2017 3:25PM Kelsey Mostin 0


Windrem
3/12/2017 10:30AM Schindler 4th St 0 water still & deep and mostly clear

Barnes/Rett
3/12/2017 10:30AM Schindler Hwy 20 0


Barnes/Rett
3/12/2017 1pm Seigler behind tribal office 20 upstream from sewer piple passageway

Kennedy
3/12/2017 1PM Seigler Main St




3/12/2017 12:30PM Seigler Lake St sewer pipe 0 20+ suckers below fish passageway

Kennedy
3/12/2017
Thompson Highlands Springs 100 in five schools

Scully
3/11/2017 6:20PM Adobe SBR 100+ milling around

Windrem
3/11/2017 6PM Kelsey Detention 0 about 40 suckers

Windrem
3/11/2017 6:10PM Kelsey SBR 0 about 50 suckers

Windrem
3/11/2017 6PM Manning SBR 400+


Wooldridge via Windrem
3/11/2017 9:45AM McGaugh Big Valley Rd 0


Windrem
3/10/2017
Adobe Bell Hill 15 fish were laying along the rocks in the shallow slow water near the edge in large numbers. Ten or fifteen at a time. A few in the morning but by the afternoon the numbers had increased. Didn't see the golden hue on the sides of the fish.

Lowrie
3/10/2017 9AM Adobe Bell Hill 12+ osprey have been catching fish for a week

Windrem
3/10/2017 4PM Adobe Bell Hill 50+


Windrem
3/10/2017 8:20AM Cole Maes 0 lots of water

Windrem
3/10/2017
Kelsey Hellsbend 0 half dozen suckers

Murphy
3/10/2017
Manning SBR 12


Wooldridge
3/10/2017 2:30PM Manning SBR 12


Wooldridge via Windrem
3/10/2017 11:30AM McGaugh Big Valley Rd 0


Windrem
3/8/2017 1PM Schindler Konocti 0 very murky

Barnes/Rett
3/8/2017 1:15PM Schindler 4th St 0 water deep but fairly clear, trash in creek, ducks present

Barnes/Rett
3/8/2017 1:30PM Schindler Hwy 20 0 water deep but fairly clear, trash in creek, ducks present

Barnes/Rett
2/27/2017 11:30AM Seigler Jessie St 0


Barnes/Rett
2/27/2017 1:45PM Seigler across from Rebekka 0


Barnes/Rett
2/26/2017
Adobe Bell Hill ? The last two days the osprey have been taking fish from Adobe Creek above and below Bell Hill Crossing. The fish are about 10" with a sharp dorsal fin, rather like a shark. They looked more silver than the gold hue I see on the carp but the distance was too far to be sure.

Lowrie
2/26/2017 11:15AM Schindler Hwy 20 0


Barnes/Rett
2/26/2017 11:30AM Schindler 4th St 0 sunny day but water deep and murky in less turbulent areas

Barnes/Rett
2/25/2017 10:30AM Schindler Hwy 20 0 water rapid and deep (at least 2 ft in many areas), overcast, pair of ducks swimming

Barnes/Rett
2/24/2017
Burns Valley
0


L.Brown
2/24/2017
Copsey
0


L.Brown
2/24/2017
Molesworth
0


L.Brown
2/24/2017
Schindler
0


L.Brown
2/24/2017
Seigler
0


L.Brown
2/23/2017 5:10PM Cole Green Acres 0 spoke to resident who saw hitch 3 days ago. His house is surrounded by water

Windrem
2/23/2017 4:45PM Hill Merritt 0


Windrem
2/23/2017 4:15PM McGaugh Merritt 6 2 females, 4 males

Windrem
2/23/2017 4:35PM McGaugh Holdenreid 3 2 dead, 1 gasping for water, all in rivulet too small. Put live one in deeper water. All females

Windrem
2/23/2017
McGaugh Slough Merritt 9 Of the five females, two were dead and one was on her side gasping for oxygen the same one half inch deep water in which the other two had perished. I picked her up and put her in deep water and she swam away. The dead ones are in my freezer, much to the disappointment of a vulture perched on a nearby power pole who was expecting dinner.

Windrem
2/21/2017
McGaugh Merritt 5-6 water flows through vineyard at this location; fish going up and down, some very small

Chris Rivera via Windrem
2/16/2017 11AM Scotts U-Wanna-Camp 0 several carp and suckers

Hodge
2/14/2017 3PM Adobe Merritt 0 about 20 Sacramento suckers: it seemed they were working their way upstream and were being replaced by others. The water is still murky, so visibility was impaired. They were actively spawning. An one point, a cloud of eggs and sperm boiled up from where they were swirling about and floated downstream.

They are beautiful fish during the spawning run. Their golden sides with the dark reddish stripe from nose to tail are dramatic. I've not seen a photograph of them anywhere that does justice to their beauty during this time. There's a great opportunity for a nature photographer.


Windrem
2/14/2017
Alley Pitney ? undetermined number of hitch reported, possibly suckers. Not confirmed

Rogers/Hodge/Velasquez
2/14/2017 3:30PM Alley
15


Hodge
2/11/2017
McGaugh Slough Merritt ? fish sighting reported, probable hitch

Hansmith