Chi Council for the Clear Lake Hitch

Observation results from the 2020 spawning migration
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date

time

creek

location

number of hitch

number of other fish

comments

observer

4/25/2020

 

Clover

1900 CV Rd

0

 

saw bald eagles fishing the reek and noticed some small fry in a pool

Sherman

4/20/2020

 

Kelsey

detention

0

 

 

Murphy

4/20/2020

 

Kelsey

Main St

0

 

 

Murphy

4/20/2020

 

Kelsey

Merritt

0

 

 

Murphy

4/20/2020

 

Kelsey

SBR

0

 

 

Murphy

4/18/2020

 

Kelsey

detention

0

 

 

Murphy

4/18/2020

 

Kelsey

Hellsbend

0

 

masses of eggs beginning to hatch

Murphy

4/18/2020

 

Kelsey

Main St

0

 

 

Murphy

4/18/2020

 

Kelsey

Merritt

0

 

 

Murphy

4/18/2020

 

Kelsey

SBR

250

 

two huge blue herons just downstream

Murphy

4/17/2020

 

Adobe

Bell Hill

0

 

young river otter headed upstream

Lowrey

4/17/2020

 

Kelsey

below dam

25

 

 

Murphy

4/17/2020

 

Kelsey

Hellsbend

250

 

all small fish

Murphy

4/17/2020

 

Kelsey

Merritt

0

 

 

Murphy

4/17/2020

 

Kelsey

SBR

600

 

moving downstream

Murphy

4/16/2020

 

Adobe

Finley East

0

 

water is getting very low, almost impassible at points

Murphy

4/16/2020

 

Adobe

SBR

0

 

 

Murphy

4/16/2020

 

Kelsey

Merritt

0

 

 

Murphy

4/16/2020

10am

Kelsey

Hellsbend

1000

 

no sign of eggs

Murphy

4/16/2020

10am

Kelsey

SBR

3000

 

 

Murphy

4/16/2020

12pm

Kelsey

Merritt

0

 

egrets seen

Murphy

4/15/2020

11am

Kelsey

Hellsbend

50

 

egrets and herons going nuts, saw nearly a dozen predator birds and a half dozen dead hitch

Murphy

4/15/2020

11am

Kelsey

SBR

400

 

 

Murphy

4/15/2020

3pm

Kelsey

Hellsbend

2500

 

in two large schools; no birds

Murphy

4/15/2020

7pm

Kelsey

above dam

25

 

all small fish; low flow rate makes for much easier passage

Murphy

4/15/2020

7pm

Kelsey

below dam

150

 

 

Murphy

4/15/2020

7pm

Kelsey

Hellsbend

2500

 

one giant school now

Murphy

4/14/2020

5pm

Seigler

Jessie St

0

0

 

Brandon

4/13/2020

 

Middle

Hwy 20

4

 

all dead

Murphy

4/13/2020

10am

Kelsey

below detention

500

 

dam releasing water

Murphy

4/13/2020

10am

Kelsey

SBR

25

1 sucker

very large females

Murphy

4/13/2020

1:15PM

Seigler

Jessie St

0

12

about a dozen small (2 ) fish that could be hitch or sucker fry

Brandon

4/13/2020

5pm

Kelsey

below detention

250

 

herons were there all day and some ospreys too

Murphy

4/12/2020

 

Adobe

Finley East

0

 

 

Murphy

4/12/2020

11am

Kelsey

detention

1000+

 

dam is closed blocking fish passage

Murphy

4/12/2020

11am

Kelsey

hellsbend

1000+

 

moving upstream towards dam

Murphy

4/12/2020

1PM

Seigler

Jessie St

0

0

 

Brandon

4/11/2020

 

Adobe

Bell Hill

0

 

 

Feyrer

4/11/2020

 

Adobe

SBR

100+

 

spawning and really easy to see. A lot of eggs up on the stream margin getting exposed

Feyrer

4/11/2020

 

Clover

2nd St

100+

 

spawning

Feyrer

4/11/2020

 

Clover

Hwy 20

100+

 

spawning

Feyrer

4/11/2020

 

Kelsey

below detention

 

20 suckers

spawning. Detention is down and blocking fish passage but it doesn t look like fish could get up the makeshift fish ladder anyway given the low flows

Feyrer

4/11/2020

 

Kelsey

Main St

0

 

 

Feyrer

4/11/2020

 

Kelsey

Merrittt Rd

0

 

 

Feyrer

4/11/2020

 

Kelsey

SBR

0

 

 

Feyrer

4/11/2020

 

Middle

Rancheria Rd

0

3 suckers

 

Feyrer

4/11/2020

 

Scotts

Tule Lake

0

 

 

Feyrer

4/11/2020

 

Seigler

Orchard St

0

 

 

Feyrer

4/11/2020

12PM

Adobe

Finley East

100

 

 

Murphy

4/11/2020

12PM

Adobe

SBR

150

 

egret attacking

Murphy

4/11/2020

12PM

Kelsey

Hellsbend

0

10 suckers

 

Murphy

4/11/2020

12PM

Kelsey

SBR

400

 

 

Murphy

4/11/2020

2PM

Seigler

Jessie St

0

0

water level very low but sufficient for fish passage

Brandon

4/10/2020

10:30AM

Kelsey

Hellsbend

0

15 suckers

two groups . . . about a dozen at the north end and four more busy spawning about 200 yards upstream

Murphy

4/10/2020

10:30AM

Kelsey

SBR

0

0

blue herons are staking out the shallow spots

Murphy

4/10/2020

12PM

Adobe

?

100

 

 

Ryan

4/10/2020

4PM

Adobe

Finley East

200

 

creek is full of them, no sign of herons yet. Passage difficult due to rocks and low water

Murphy

4/10/2020

4PM

Adobe

SBR

100

 

 

Murphy