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Location: Ninilchik River
Species: Chinook
Method: Weir

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

  • 2021
  • 2020

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

  • Hatchery
  • Wild
Daily CountsSee Hatchery vs. Wild
Hatchery vs. Wild
CumulativeSee Hatchery vs. Wild
Hatchery vs. Wild

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) 235-1739

77 records returned for the years selected. Dashes indicate days with no count.
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Date
2021
Count
2021
Cumulative
2021
Cumulative
2020
Notes for
2021
Aug-14 - 0 962  
Aug-13 - 0 961  
Aug-12 - 0 961  
Aug-11 - 0 957  
Aug-10 - 0 954  
Aug-09 - 0 950  
Aug-08 - 0 948  
Aug-07 - 0 939  
Aug-06 - 0 935  
Aug-05 - 0 930  
Aug-04 - 0 920  
Aug-03 - 0 906  
Aug-02 - 0 890  
Aug-01 - 0 880  
Jul-31 - 0 860  
Jul-30 - 0 852  
Jul-29 - 0 842  
Jul-28 - 0 831  
Jul-27 - 0 816  
Jul-26 - 0 811  
Jul-25 - 0 795  
Jul-24 - 0 750  
Jul-23 - 0 747  
Jul-22 - 0 740  
Jul-21 - 0 722  
Jul-20 - 0 668  
Jul-19 - 0 574  
Jul-18 - 0 571  
Jul-17 - 0 571  
Jul-16 - 0 571  
Jul-15 - 0 571  
Jul-14 - 0 548  
Jul-13 - 0 529  
Jul-12 - 0 526  
Jul-11 - 0 526  
Jul-10 - 0 526  
Jul-09 - 0 526  
Jul-08 - 0 513  
Jul-07 - 0 483  
Jul-06 - 0 466  
Jul-05 - 0 466  
Jul-04 - 0 312  
Jul-03 - 0 192  
Jul-02 - 0 123  
Jul-01 - 0 123  
Jun-30 - 0 123  
Jun-29 - 0 116  
Jun-28 - 0 113  
Jun-27 - 0 88  
Jun-26 - 0 68  
Jun-25 - 0 49  
Jun-24 - 0 36  
Jun-23 - 0 31  
Jun-22 - 0 26  
Jun-21 - 0 18  
Jun-20 - 0 15  
Jun-19 - 0 12  
Jun-18 - 0 9  
Jun-17 - 0 6  
Jun-12 - 0 4  
Jun-11 - 0 4  
Jun-10 - 0 4  
Jun-09 - 0 4  
Jun-08 - 0 3  
Jun-07 - 0 3  
Jun-06 - 0 2  
Jun-05 - 0 2  
Jun-04 - 0 2  
Jun-03 - 0 2  
Jun-02 - 0 2  
Jun-01 - 0 2  
May-31 - 0 1  
May-30 - 0 1  
May-29 - 0 0  
May-28 - 0 0  
May-27 - 0 0  
May-26 - 0 0