Fish Species

Fish Species by Watersheds : 'Mears Creek-Sacramento River-180200050302'

Freshwater native and non-native fish species present currently and/or historically, determined from the PISCES database (Feb. 26, 2014).  Some species, such as salmon or steelhead, may no longer be present upstream of dams that lack fish passage.

Yes/No corresponds to California native species

Brook Trout

  • Salvelinus fontinalis
  • No
  • Thumbnail. Brook trout, captured in Lassen Creek, Modoc County, CA, on 8 July 2007. Photo by Dave Giordano

Brown Bullhead

  • Ameiurus nebulosus
  • No
  • Thumbnail. Brown bullhead. Caught in Seneca County, New York. Photo by Arthur Masloski, January 2009.

Brown Trout

  • Salmo trutta
  • No
  • Thumbnail. Brown trout, approximately 20 cm (8”) long. Location: Deer Creek, California Date: 6/21/2007. Photo by Dave Giordano

Central California Roach

  • Lavinia symmetricus symmetricus
  • Yes
  • Thumbnail. California roach. Captured from the Gualala River. Photo by Carl Page, ARS Consulting.

Central Valley spring Chinook Salmon

  • Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
  • Yes
  • Thumbnail. Chinook salmon. Spring-run Chinook salmon (female spawner) swimming in Butte Creek, CA on 14 September 2006. Photo - Lisa Thompson, UC Davi

Central Valley Steelhead

  • Oncorhynchus mykiss
  • Yes
  • Thumbnail. Rainbow trout, 18 cm (7”) long. Location: Deer Creek, California (Yuba River basin). Date: 6/21/2007. Photo by Dave Giordano.

Central Valley Winter Chinook Salmon

  • Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
  • Yes
  • Thumbnail. Chinook salmon. Spring-run Chinook salmon (female spawner) swimming in Butte Creek, CA on 14 September 2006. Photo - Lisa Thompson, UC Davi

Largemouth Bass

  • Micropterus salmoides
  • No
  • Thumbnail. Largemouth bass approximately 30 cm (12”) long. Location: Deer Creek, California Date 6/22/2007. Photo by Dave Giordano.

Riffle Sculpin

  • Cottus gulosus
  • Yes
  • Thumbnail. Riffle sculpin, side view. Location: South Fork American River. Date: 5 May 2010. Photo by Lisa C. Thompson.

Sacramento Pikeminnow

  • Ptychocheilus grandis
  • Yes
  • Thumbnail. Sacramento pikeminnow, juvenile. Location: Deer Creek California (Yuba River basin). Date: 6/20/2007. Photo by Dave Giordano.

Sacramento Sucker

  • Catostomus occidentalis occidentalis
  • Yes
  • Thumbnail. Sacramento sucker, adult, caught in Putah Creek, California on 26 June 2008 by Teejay O'Rear. Photo by Amber Manfree.