Clear Lake Hitch is a subspecies of a California native minnow that only exists in Clear Lake... endangered species

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Clear Lake Hitch is a subspecies of a California native minnow that only exists in Clear Lake... endangered species

Postby WB Staff » Thu May 09, 2019 1:57 pm

From CDFW

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An adult Clear Lake Hitch. CDFW photo by Environmental Scientist Isaac Chellman.

The Clear Lake Hitch is a subspecies of a California native minnow that only exists in Clear Lake in Lake County. The species was recently listed under the California Endangered Species Act as Threatened. A multiagency Conservation Strategy Team was formed to determine potential actions that could help recover the species and potentially lead to a delisting. One of the first actions proposed by the team was to get an accurate baseline population estimate so they could determine if restoration and other recovery activities are making an improvement at the population level. Starting in March and proceeding weekly until the end of May, CDFW fisheries scientists will be performing a mark recapture study on Clear Lake using electrofishing boats to capture Clear Lake Hitch. Once captured, the fish are marked with a fin clip, then released. A second effort (recapture) will take place several weeks later. The scientists will then use a mathematical model to compare the number of previously captured marked fish to the number of newly captured unmarked fish, in order to estimate the total Clear Lake Hitch population.

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Re: Clear Lake Hitch is a subspecies of a California native minnow that only exists in Clear Lake... endangered species

Postby birdman920 » Thu May 09, 2019 2:09 pm

They shoulda went up Adobe creek ‘ a month ago !.... you could walk across the Hitch spawning !....

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Re: Clear Lake Hitch is a subspecies of a California native minnow that only exists in Clear Lake... endangered species

Postby 185vsfrog » Fri May 10, 2019 11:01 am

I can see where this is going.......

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Re: Clear Lake Hitch is a subspecies of a California native minnow that only exists in Clear Lake... endangered species

Postby ash » Fri May 10, 2019 11:19 am

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Re: Clear Lake Hitch is a subspecies of a California native minnow that only exists in Clear Lake... endangered species

Postby DDG » Fri May 10, 2019 9:55 pm

arnt there hitch in the other lakes surrounding Clear Lake? why dont they just introduce them to other lakes.

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Re: Clear Lake Hitch is a subspecies of a California native minnow that only exists in Clear Lake... endangered species

Postby hydro » Sat May 11, 2019 7:16 am

From what I have read 2 of the first bodies of water where Largemouth bass were first introduced to in California were the Delta and Clear lake in the late 1800's brought out west in tanks cars via railroad . Bass and the native species inhabiting these waters have coexisted over a hundred years without issue. Now all of a sudden tree huggers and their misguided political allies want to scapegoat non-native species for any declines of endangered species instead of the true culprits
water diversions , dams , and pollution.


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