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Location: Ninilchik River
Species: Chinook
Method: Weir

The selected years are color-coded in the graphs below:

  • 2019
  • 2018
Daily Counts
Cumulative

Description: Chinook salmon escapement is monitored at a broodstock weir located approximately 4 miles upstream of the mouth from mid-May through early August. Since 1987, hatchery-reared Chinook salmon have been stocked in the Ninilchik River to support the Chinook salmon sport fishery. As a result of this stocking program two groups of Chinook salmon (wild and hatchery-reared) return to the Ninilchik River. Hatchery-reared Chinook salmon are distinguish from wild by the adipose fin. Hatchery Chinook salmon are missing their adipose fin and have a healed fin clip scar. In July, when most of the Chinook salmon ripen and spawn, an inriver holding area is created at the broodstock stock weir to collect and hold fish until they ripen for eggtakes. The egg take goal is to artificially spawn 140 pairs from the Ninilchik River with a minimum of 60 wild pairs for stocking back into the Ninilchik River. The progeny from the eggtakes are used also for stocking the Kachemak Bay terminal areas.

Sustainable Escapement Goal for Chinook in 2019: 750 - 1,300 (Graphed above)

Contact: Area Manager,
(907) 235-8191

75 records returned for the years selected. Dashes indicate days with no count.
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Date
2019
Count
2019
Cumulative
2019
Cumulative
2018
Notes for
2019
Aug-10 - 0 944  
Aug-09 - 0 942  
Aug-08 - 0 942  
Aug-07 - 0 942  
Aug-06 - 0 939  
Aug-05 - 0 921  
Aug-04 - 0 918  
Aug-03 - 0 913  
Aug-02 - 0 865  
Aug-01 - 0 861  
Jul-31 - 0 861  
Jul-30 - 0 839  
Jul-29 - 0 817  
Jul-28 - 0 817  
Jul-27 - 0 810  
Jul-26 - 0 800  
Jul-25 - 0 776  
Jul-24 - 0 643  
Jul-23 - 0 635  
Jul-22 - 0 632  
Jul-21 - 0 624  
Jul-20 - 0 609  
Jul-19 - 0 494  
Jul-18 - 0 319  
Jul-17 - 0 319  
Jul-16 - 0 319  
Jul-15 - 0 293  
Jul-14 - 0 273  
Jul-13 - 0 273  
Jul-12 - 0 271  
Jul-11 - 0 262  
Jul-10 - 0 238  
Jul-09 - 0 226  
Jul-08 - 0 226  
Jul-07 - 0 223  
Jul-06 - 0 209  
Jul-05 - 0 199  
Jul-04 - 0 185  
Jul-03 - 0 152  
Jul-02 - 0 145  
Jul-01 - 0 111  
Jun-30 - 0 78  
Jun-29 - 0 51  
Jun-28 - 0 47  
Jun-27 - 0 45  
Jun-26 - 0 41  
Jun-25 - 0 41  
Jun-24 - 0 40  
Jun-23 - 0 38  
Jun-22 - 0 33  
Jun-21 - 0 33  
Jun-20 - 0 33  
Jun-19 - 0 31  
Jun-18 - 0 31  
Jun-17 - 0 31  
Jun-16 - 0 31  
Jun-15 - 0 31  
Jun-14 - 0 29  
Jun-13 - 0 27  
Jun-12 - 0 27  
Jun-11 - 0 18  
Jun-10 - 0 18  
Jun-09 - 0 16  
Jun-08 - 0 14  
Jun-07 - 0 12  
Jun-06 - 0 10  
Jun-05 - 0 10  
Jun-04 - 0 9  
Jun-03 - 0 9  
Jun-02 - 0 7  
Jun-01 - 0 2  
May-31 - 0 0  
May-30 - 0 0  
May-29 - 0 0  
May-21 0 0 0