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Location: Ninilchik River
Species: Chinook
Method: Weir

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

  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017

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

89 records returned for the years selected. Dashes indicate days with no count.
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Date
2021
Count
2021
Cumulative
2021
Cumulative
2020
Cumulative
2019
Cumulative
2018
Cumulative
2017
Notes for
2021
Aug-14 - 2,356 962 997 944 946  
Aug-13 - 2,356 961 997 944 946  
Aug-12 - 2,356 961 997 944 946  
Aug-11 - 2,356 957 997 944 945  
Aug-10 1 wild
2 hatchery
2,356 954 997 944 944 Video
Aug-09 1 wild
3 hatchery
2,353 950 997 942 944 Video
Aug-08 3 wild
8 hatchery
2,349 948 997 942 941 Video
Aug-07 0 wild
16 hatchery
2,338 939 988 942 940 Video
Aug-06 4 wild
7 hatchery
2,322 935 977 939 935 Video
Aug-05 6 wild
11 hatchery
2,311 930 967 921 929 Video
Aug-04 2 wild
6 hatchery
2,294 920 850 918 920 Video
Aug-03 13 wild
17 hatchery
2,286 906 850 913 900 Video
Aug-02 9 wild
14 hatchery
2,256 890 850 865 885 Video
Aug-01 7 wild
6 hatchery
2,233 880 850 861 870 Video
Jul-31 11 wild
12 hatchery
2,220 860 850 861 856 Video
Jul-30 6 wild
5 hatchery
2,197 852 850 839 843 Video
Jul-29 14 wild
15 hatchery
2,186 842 824 817 836 Video
Jul-28 24 wild
16 hatchery
2,157 831 810 817 833 Video
Jul-27 15 wild
30 hatchery
2,117 816 807 810 833 Video
Jul-26 19 wild
17 hatchery
2,072 811 805 800 827 Video
Jul-25 0 wild
7 hatchery
2,036 795 805 776 822 Video
Jul-24 0 wild
5 hatchery
2,029 750 805 643 793 Video
Jul-23 0 wild
2 hatchery
2,024 747 800 635 766 Video
Jul-22 10 wild
29 hatchery
2,022 740 800 632 754 Video
Jul-21 50 wild
56 hatchery
1,983 722 800 624 733 Video
Jul-20 14 wild
8 hatchery
1,877 668 800 609 729 Video
Jul-19 16 wild
39 hatchery
1,855 574 800 494 717 Video
Jul-18 9 wild
26 hatchery
1,800 571 795 319 690 Video
Jul-17 34 wild
104 hatchery
1,765 571 795 319 676 Video
Jul-16 25 wild
116 hatchery
1,627 571 795 319 658 Video
Jul-15 34 wild
114 hatchery
1,486 571 792 293 651 Video
Jul-14 47 wild
111 hatchery
1,338 548 792 273 609 Video
Jul-13 10 wild
41 hatchery
1,180 529 792 273 590 Video
Jul-12 12 wild
17 hatchery
1,129 526 792 271 523 Video
Jul-11 42 wild
102 hatchery
1,100 526 760 262 522 Video
Jul-10 - - 526 760 238 519  
Jul-09 40 wild
87 hatchery
956 526 691 226 516 Video
Jul-08 12 wild
31 hatchery
829 513 691 226 513 Video
Jul-07 11 wild
8 hatchery
786 483 691 223 512 Video
Jul-06 2 wild
9 hatchery
767 466 691 209 509 Video
Jul-05 0 wild
0 hatchery
756 466 691 199 480 Video
Jul-04 0 wild
0 hatchery
756 312 691 185 475 Video
Jul-03 0 wild
0 hatchery
756 192 691 152 470 Video
Jul-02 9 wild
19 hatchery
756 123 677 145 460 Video
Jul-01 87 wild
116 hatchery
728 123 677 111 454 Video
Jun-30 47 wild
73 hatchery
525 123 638 78 452 Video
Jun-29 20 wild
55 hatchery
405 116 638 51 445 Video
Jun-28 28 wild
34 hatchery
330 113 638 47 435 Video
Jun-27 6 wild
11 hatchery
268 88 638 45 434 Video
Jun-26 2 wild
5 hatchery
251 68 638 41 432 Video
Jun-25 0 wild
4 hatchery
244 49 598 41 421 Video
Jun-24 2 wild
0 hatchery
240 36 494 40 414 Video
Jun-23 2 wild
9 hatchery
238 31 299 38 410 Video
Jun-22 7 wild
9 hatchery
227 26 264 33 410 Video
Jun-21 0 wild
3 hatchery
211 18 251 33 408 Video
Jun-20 0 wild
1 hatchery
208 15 247 33 407 Video
Jun-19 1 wild
1 hatchery
207 12 212 31 404 video
Jun-18 1 wild
0 hatchery
205 9 198 31 401 video
Jun-17 0 wild
0 hatchery
204 6 196 31 397 Video
Jun-16 1 wild
6 hatchery
204 4 196 31 371 Video
Jun-15 1 wild
3 hatchery
197 4 196 31 349 Video
Jun-14 10 wild
15 hatchery
193 4 187 29 309 Video
Jun-13 2 wild
3 hatchery
168 4 171 27 278 video
Jun-12 1 wild
3 hatchery
163 4 152 27 266 Video
Jun-11 0 wild
1 hatchery
159 4 143 18 249 Video
Jun-10 2 wild
1 hatchery
158 4 134 18 246 Video
Jun-09 0 wild
1 hatchery
155 4 132 16 244 Video
Jun-08 5 wild
8 hatchery
154 3 132 14 240 video
Jun-07 14 wild
33 hatchery
141 3 127 12 208 video
Jun-06 19 wild
18 hatchery
94 2 87 10 181 video
Jun-05 7 wild
27 hatchery
57 2 77 10 175 Video
Jun-04 7 wild
13 hatchery
23 2 49 9 170 video
Jun-03 2 wild
1 hatchery
3 2 29 9 130 Video
Jun-02 0 wild
0 hatchery
0 2 15 7 86 video
Jun-01 0 wild
0 hatchery
0 2 15 2 65 Video
May-31 - - 1 14 0 40  
May-30 - - 1 13 0 21  
May-29 - - 0 13 0 18  
May-28 - - 0 13 0 5  
May-27 - - 0 13 0 5  
May-26 - - 0 13 0 5  
May-25 - - 0 8 0 5  
May-24 - - 0 2 0 2  
May-23 - - 0 0 0 2  
May-22 - - 0 0 0 2  
May-21 - - 0 0 0 2  
May-20 - - 0 0 0 2  
May-19 - - 0 0 0 0  
May-18 - - 0 0 0 0