Chi Council for the Clear Lake Hitch

Photos from the 2012 spawning migration

Tribal fish tagging of migrating hitch in Adobe Creek at Soda Bay Rd, April 20-22, 2012

photos©Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake Environmental Department

large school of hitch in Kelsey Creek, April 21

photo©Philip Murphy

   

migrating hitch widely spread out below the detention dam, April 19

photo©Philip Murphy

a single extremely large fish (19.75" and 2.75 pounds) accidently caught near Rocky Point in Clear Lake. This fish, which was released after being weighed, was originally thought to be a hitch but subsequently identified as a blackfish, Orthodon microlepidotus.

photo©Ross England

Gravid hitch in Kelsey Creek below the detention dam, April 17

photo©Philip Murphy

a single hitch in Schindler Creek at 4th St, April 18

photo©Bill Rett

single gravid hitch in Kelsey Creek below the detention dam, April 19: note festering wounds

photo©Philip Murphy

Migrating hitch in Kelsey Creek below the detention dam, April 11

photos ©Philip Murphy

note floating masses of strange white foam in the creek

Adobe Creek at Soda Bay Road, April 9

photo ©Lawrence Ray, Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians

Kelsey Creek below the detention dam, April 10

Kelsey Creek below the detention dam, April 9

photos© Philip Murphy

Adobe Creek at Bell Hill Rd, April 5, 2012

photos ©Dave Lowrey

March 23, Adobe Creek at Soda Bay Road

 

Dead Hitch from Seigler Creek, April 2, 2012

photo © Bill Rett and Judy Barnes