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Observationresults from the 2018 spawning migration

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date time creek location number of fish comments observer
4/25/2018
Adobe Finley East 30
Ewing
4/25/2018
Kelsey SBR 180
Ewing
4/24/2018
Adobe above Bell Hill 20 There were about 20 mature fish about a hundred yards above Bell Hill. I saw no fish from there to above the confluence with Highland Creek about 200 yards. Lowrie
4/20/2018 1:45PM Adobe Finley East 0 Clear water Windrem
4/20/2018 12:20 Alley Pitney Lane 0 Clear water Windrem
4/20/2018 12PM Clover Bridge Arbor 0 Clear water Windrem
4/20/2018 12PM Middle Hiway 20 0 Clear water; no birds; no fish Windrem
4/20/2018 12:25 Middle Rancheria Road 0 8 suckers above concrete weir Windrem
4/16/2018 11:30 Alley Pitney Lane 0 With Ben Ewing Windrem
4/16/2018 10AM Bachelor Valley Hiway 20 0 Inspect culverts under Hwy 20 with Ben Ewing & other F&W and CalTrans personnel Windrem
4/16/2018 12PM Clover Bypass Elk Mtn Road 0 Clear water; cloudy Windrem
4/16/2018 11:45 Middle Rancheria Road 0 With Ben Ewing; saw 3 suckers; no hitch Windrem
4/14/2018 10AM Middle Hiway 20 12
Hodge
4/13/2018 3PM Alley Pitney Lane Bridge 0 clear water Cole-Lewis
4/11/2018 10:45am Clover Hiway 20 2 Water murky after storm Hodge
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
4/6/2018 5PM Kelsey Main Street 0 Heavy rainfall begins and creek rises rapidly; flow is high and fast; water is muddy; no fish are visible. Query: what is effect of storm flows on eggs laid in preceding days? Windrem
4/5/2018 7:30AM Alley 1445 Pitney Lane 1 trapped? Cole-Lewis
4/5/2018 12PM Clover Bypass Elk Mtn Road 80 Spawning fish Windrem
4/5/2018 12:20 Middle Hiway 20 200 Resting Windrem
4/5/2018 11AM Middle Rancheria Road 0 10 suckers; no hitch Hodge
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 11:45 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 10:30AM 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 9:30am Middle Hiway 20 400+ some spawning; others resting; 20 suckers in with hitch Windrem
4/1/2018 12:30 Middle Rancheria Road 60 Hitch just above Rancheria Road Bridge; first hitch reported above the bridge Hodge
4/1/2018 12:30 Middle Rancheria Road 100+ Schooled just below Rancheria Road Bridge Windrem
4/1/2018 1PM Middle Elk Mtn Road 20 Location is 3 miles upstream from Rancheria Road Bridge; first confirmed sighting that far above Rancheria Road Bridge Hodge
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 11:45 Adobe Finley East 100 moving upstream; no spawning activity Windrem
3/31/2018 11AM Alley 1445 Pitney Lane 40 clear, fish tired Cole-Lewis
3/31/2018 10:30 Alley Pitney Lane 150+ Chi Council tour; actively spawning in shallow waters Windrem
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
3/31/2018 9:30 Middle Hiway 20 400+ Chi Council tour; some spawning; others resting; 20 suckers Windrem
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 5:10pm Adobe Merritt 0 100's of suckers; beautiful; spawning Windrem
3/28/2018 5:20pm 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 5PM Adobe Merritt 0 100's of suckers spawning; beautiful Windrem
3/27/2018 5:15PM Adobe Bell Hill 50 below culverts; first hitch seen Windrem
3/27/2018
Kelsey hellsbend 0 dozen Sac suckers Murphy
3/27/2018 3:00pM 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 4PM Adobe Soda Bay Road 0 too murky to see Windrem
3/26/2018 4PM Kelsey Detention 0 water running high; color opaque; no fish Windrem
3/26/2018 3PM Kelsey Detention 0
Windrem
3/25/2018 4PM Adobe Soda Bay Road 0
Windrem
3/25/2018 4PM Kelsey Detention 0 Water running high; opaque color; 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 2:30pM Adobe Merritt 0 Al Moorhead reports osprey catches small fish in creek Windrem
3/17/2018 3:15pm Adobe Finley East 0 water murky; too dark to see fish Windrem
3/17/2018 3:10pm Kelsey Detention 0
Windrem
3/16/2018 2:15PM Adobe Merritt 0 Al Moorhead reports osprey with fish Windrem
3/16/2018 3:15pm Adobe Finley East 0 Water murky; too dark to see Windrem
3/16/2018 3:15PM 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