Chi Councilfor the Clear Lake Hitch

Photos from the2014 spawning migration

Sacramento Suckers in Seigler Creek, March 7, 2014
photos © Karola Kennedy




Several hundred hitch in Kelsey Creek below the detention dam, March 9 and 10, 2014. Note suckers in the school of hitch in the lower photo. @Philip Murphy

March 11, 2014: the first substantial school of hitch seen in Seigler Canyon creek in many years © Karola Kennedy

Hitch milling about in Kelsey creek below the detention dam, March 12, 2014 © Philip Murphy

a school of hitch moving steadily upstream in Kelsey Creek below the detention dam, March 12, 2014 ©Philip Murphy

Note the extremely clear water in the three photos above

a small (about 20) school of hitch seen in Seigler Creek on March 17. © Karola Kennedy

hundreds of adult hitch were stranded in Adobe Creek when the water level dropped over the weekend of March 15-16. This photo shows some of them -- dead, and being scavenged by turkey vultures -- on Tuesday March 18. ©Sarah Ryan

more dead fish in Adobe Creek, March 25, 2014. ©Shyanne Chapin

school of Sacramento suckers in Kelsey Creek above the detention structure, April 9, 2014. ©Tom Smythe

dead Sacramento sucker (one of about a dozen) in Kelsey Creek below the detention structure, April 9, 2014. ©Philip Murphy