Chi Councilfor the Clear Lake Hitch

Observationresults from the 2018 spawning migration

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date time creek location number of fish comments observer
4/13/2018 3PM Alley Pitney Lane Bridge 0 clear water Cole-Lewis
4/10/2018 12:45PM Schindler 4th St 0 6 Sac suckers, one smaller fish that could be a hitch. Water going down rapidly so fish could be stranded Barnes/Rett
4/8/2018 3PM Alley Pitney Lane Bridge 0 water high fast and cloudy Cole-Lewis
4/6/2018 11AM Alley 1445 Pitney Lane 0 heavy rain, creek swollen and cloudy Cole-Lewis
4/5/2018 7:30AM Alley 1445 Pitney Lane 1 trapped? Cole-Lewis
4/4/2018 2PM Alley 1445 Pitney Lane 0
Cole-Lewis
4/3/2018 9:30AM Alley 1445 Pitney Lane 15 sleepy Cole-Lewis
4/3/2018 7PM Alley 1445 Pitney Lane 10 they better stop hanging out or they ll be stranded Cole-Lewis
4/2/2018 7:30AM Alley 1445 Pitney Lane 20 sleeping? Cole-Lewis
4/2/2018
Clover Pitney Lane 75 significantly fewer fish Graziani
4/2/2018
Clover diversion gates 75 significantly fewer fish Graziani
4/2/2018 9AM Kelsey Hellsbend 0 no suckers either Murphy
4/2/2018
Seigler fish passageway 100
Kennedy
4/2/2018
Seigler Jessie St 50 cement bottom is becoming a barrier Kennedy
4/2/2018
Seigler Orchard St 50
Kennedy
4/2/2018
Seigler Orchard St 50
Kennedy
4/2/2018 5:30PM Seigler Jessie St 4
Brandon
4/1/2018 11:45a Adobe Finley East 100 moving upstream; no spawning activity Windrem
4/1/2018
Adobe Bell Hill 100 also a few suckers Feyrer
4/1/2018 1pm Alley Pitney Lane bridge 90 clear, returning to lake Cole-Lewis
4/1/2018 1:15PM Alley 1445 Pitney Lane 30 clear, tired fish Cole-Lewis
4/1/2018 10:30a Alley Pitney Lane 150 actively spawning; on Chi Council tour with Frank Hodge & 7 others Windrem
4/1/2018
Clover diversion gates 200
Graziani
4/1/2018
Clover Pitney Lane 200 The water pools around the bridge and is quite murky but then the creek narrows and is clear and fast. I saw, again, many hitch of various sizes swimming both upstream and down, and (I believe) spawning in the gravelly shallows above the bridge. Lots of thrashing and splashing! I have observed what I believe is spawning in shallow gravelly spots in the diversion channel and in Clover Creek immediately above the diversion as well. Graziani
4/1/2018 3:30PM Clover bypass Elk Mt Rd 125
Aebly
4/1/2018 5PM Kelsey Hellsbend 12 also 60 suckers very dramatic decline over the last four days of the number of fish in the creek Murphy
4/1/2018
Kelsey below detention 250 water still flowing over entire face of dam Murphy
4/1/2018
Kelsey Merritt 30
Murphy
4/1/2018
Kelsey Main St 0
Murphy
4/1/2018
Kelsey Merritt 100 spawning on upstream side of bridge Feyrer
4/1/2018
Kelsey above detention 100
Feyrer
4/1/2018 9:30a Middle Hiway 20 400+ some spawning; others resting; 20 suckers in with hitch Windrem
4/1/2018 4:30PM Seigler off Lake St 50
Brandon
4/1/2018
Seigler Orchard 100 many schools of CLH; large schools of suckers still present Feyrer
3/31/2018 11AM Alley 1445 Pitney Lane 40 clear, fish tired Cole-Lewis
3/31/2018 4:45PM Clover Pitney Lane 100
Aebly
3/31/2018
Clover diversion gates 200 we saw large numbers of hitch apparently swimming upstream through the gates, which means they came up Clover Creek from the lake and struggling through some shallow riffles into the main channel above the diversion point. Clover Creek below the gates is choked with weeds. Graziani
3/31/2018
Clover Pitney Lane 200 The current is strong in many places, and the fish get pushed back, circle around and start up again. Some of the groups spiral around several times before proceeding. Graziani
3/31/2018 2:30PM Cooper Dayle creek 10 presumably hitch Cox
3/31/2018 4:50PM Middle Rancheria Bridge 150 both upstream and downstream Aebly
3/30/2018
Adobe SBR 100
Murphy
3/30/2018
Adobe Finley East 100
Murphy
3/30/2018 12:15PM Clover Bridge Arbor 100
Windrem
3/30/2018 12:15PM Clover 2nd St 25 spawning Windrem
3/30/2018 1:15PM Clover bypass
300 active spawning in small schools Windrem
3/30/2018 7PM Cooper Dayle creek 50 presumably hitch Cox
3/30/2018
kelsey Hellsbend 400 I have not seen any schools of more than forty fish, they are mostly a dozen or so or individuals. Sizes have been all over the place, lots and LOTS of small males, and females of all sizes. Murphy
3/30/2018
Kelsey below detention 800
Murphy
3/30/2018
Kelsey above detention 200
Murphy
3/30/2018
Kelsey merritt 20
Murphy
3/30/2018
kelsey Main St 0
Murphy
3/30/2018
Kelsey SBR 100
Murphy
3/30/2018 12PM Middle Hwy 20 300 also 40 suckers Windrem
3/30/2018 1:30PM Middle Rancheria Rd 30 in shallow water below bridge; 70+ suckers actively spawning in gravel above bridge Windrem
3/30/2018
Seigler above sewer pipe 10
L Brown
3/30/2018
Seigler behind Elem office 10
L Brown
3/30/2018
Seigler Perini 0 suckers observed L Brown
3/29/2018
Adobe SBR 300
Ewing
3/29/2018 5:30PM Cooper 1 0 Late for viewing, clear water Lundquist
3/29/2018 5:30PM Cooper 2 0 Late for viewing, clear water Lundquist
3/29/2018 5:30PM Cooper 3 6 Water less cloudy than day before, Fish seem to be stuck here- blackberry brambles in water Lundquist
3/29/2018 5:30PM Cooper 4 0 Water less cloudy than day before Lundquist
3/29/2018 5:30PM Cooper 5 0 clear water Lundquist
3/29/2018 5:30PM Cooper 6 0 clear water Lundquist
3/29/2018
Kelsey Hellsbend 300 a good mix of fish today, all sizes including some very young males, smaller fish than I had seen in a long time Murphy
3/29/2018
Kelsey below detention 300
Murphy
3/29/2018
Kelsey SBR 12 also a dozen suckers, no birds at all Murphy
3/29/2018
Kelsey above detention 20 The channels just below the dam are packed with fish, a lot are going further upstream. Murphy
3/29/2018
Kelsey SBR 300
Ewing
3/28/2018
Adobe Bell Hill 12
Windrem
3/28/2018
Adobe SBR 250
Ewing
3/28/2018
Adobe Finley East 25
Ewing
3/28/2018 5:10p Adobe Merritt 0 100's of suckers; beautiful; spawning Windrem
3/28/2018 5:20p Adobe Bell Hill 50 first hitch seen in this season Windrem
3/28/2018 2PM Alley Pitney Lane 0 6 suckers Hodge
3/28/2018
Clover Bypass Elk Mt Rd 0 50 suckers Rogers
3/28/2018 1PM Clover bypass Hwy 20 200 mixed with suckers Hodge
3/28/2018 7:15PM Cooper 5 0 Late for viewing, clear water Lundquist
3/28/2018 7:15PM Cooper 4 0 Late for viewing, clear water Lundquist
3/28/2018 7:15PM Cooper 3 6 Late for viewing, Cloudy water, difficult to see fish, some large, some smal Lundquist
3/28/2018 7:15PM Cooper 2 0 Late for viewing, Cloudy water, bridge footing may be a barrier Lundquist
3/28/2018 7:15PM Cooper 1 0 Late for viewing, clear water Lundquist
3/28/2018
Kelsey above detention 0 a lot of water flowing over entire face of dam Murphy
3/28/2018
Kelsey below detention 200 water still murky green Murphy
3/28/2018
Kelsey Hellsbend 35 mixed with suckers Murphy
3/28/2018
Kelsey above detention 6
Windrem
3/28/2018 1:30PM Middle Hwy 20 200 mixed with suckers Hodge
3/28/2018 2PM Middle Rancheria Bridge 0 30-40 suckers Hodge
3/27/2018
Kelsey hellsbend 0 dozen Sac suckers Murphy
3/27/2018 3:00p Kelsey Detention 0
Windrem
3/27/2018 10:30AM Seigler Jessie St 0 about two dozen Sac suckers spawning just above bridge Brandon
3/26/2018 4:05p Adobe Soda Bay Road 0 too murky to see Windrem
3/26/2018 4:00p Kelsey Detention 0 water running high; color opaque; no fish Windrem
3/20/2018
Schindler
0 Unless we get significantly more rain there probably won't be a run there as it isn't flowing through to the lake right now, just a few puddles as it gets near the mouth. Barnes/Rett
3/18/2018
Kelsey Hellsbend 0 about 100 suckers Murphy
3/18/2018
Kelsey SBR 0 water is murky green and flowing a bit fast for the hitch right now Murphy
3/17/2018 2:30p Adobe Merritt 0 Al Moorhead reports osprey catches small fish in creek Windrem
3/17/2018 3:15p Adobe Finley East 0 water murky; too dark to see fish Windrem
3/17/2018 3:10p Kelsey Detention 0
Windrem
3/8/2018 9:45AM Burns Valley Old Hwy 53 0 no water Kennedy
3/8/2018 10AM Burns Valley Olympic/Memory Lane 0 standing water Kennedy
3/8/2018 11:30AM Copsey Copsey Creek Rd 0 slight flow, clear water Kennedy
3/8/2018 10:30AM Molesworth Old Hwy 53 0 no water Kennedy
3/8/2018 9:15AM Schindler Hwy 20 0 no water flow Kennedy
3/8/2018 10:45AM Seigler Lake St 0 clear water flow Kennedy
3/8/2018 11AM Seigler Hwy 53 0 clear water flow Kennedy
3/8/2018 11:15AM Seigler Hwy 29/Seigler Cyn Rd 0 clear water flow Kennedy