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Location: Ninilchik River
Species: Chinook
Method: Weir

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

  • 2022
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019
  • 2018

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

88 records returned for the years selected. Dashes indicate days with no count.
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Date
2022
Count
2022
Cumulative
2022
Cumulative
2021
Cumulative
2020
Cumulative
2019
Cumulative
2018
Notes for
2022
Aug-16 2 wild
2 hatchery
3,122 786 962 997 944  
Aug-15 0 wild
2 hatchery
3,118 786 962 997 944  
Aug-14 0 wild
4 hatchery
3,116 786 962 997 944  
Aug-13 3 wild
2 hatchery
3,112 786 961 997 944  
Aug-12 3 wild
15 hatchery
3,107 786 961 997 944  
Aug-11 8 wild
24 hatchery
3,089 786 957 997 944  
Aug-10 3 wild
19 hatchery
3,057 786 954 997 944  
Aug-09 4 wild
11 hatchery
3,035 785 950 997 942  
Aug-08 3 wild
9 hatchery
3,020 784 948 997 942  
Aug-07 8 wild
9 hatchery
3,008 781 939 988 942  
Aug-06 6 wild
27 hatchery
2,991 781 935 977 939  
Aug-05 9 wild
17 hatchery
2,958 777 930 967 921  
Aug-04 8 wild
14 hatchery
2,932 771 920 850 918  
Aug-03 7 wild
20 hatchery
2,910 769 906 850 913  
Aug-02 12 wild
25 hatchery
2,883 756 890 850 865  
Aug-01 8 wild
56 hatchery
2,846 747 880 850 861  
Jul-31 7 wild
56 hatchery
2,782 740 860 850 861  
Jul-30 15 wild
31 hatchery
2,719 729 852 850 839  
Jul-29 10 wild
52 hatchery
2,673 723 842 824 817  
Jul-28 21 wild
40 hatchery
2,611 709 831 810 817  
Jul-27 17 wild
33 hatchery
2,550 685 816 807 810  
Jul-26 15 wild
26 hatchery
2,500 670 811 805 800  
Jul-25 20 wild
42 hatchery
2,459 651 795 805 776  
Jul-24 17 wild
17 hatchery
2,397 651 750 805 643  
Jul-23 23 wild
32 hatchery
2,363 651 747 800 635  
Jul-22 17 wild
12 hatchery
2,308 651 740 800 632  
Jul-21 3 wild
3 hatchery
2,279 641 722 800 624  
Jul-20 4 wild
7 hatchery
2,273 591 668 800 609  
Jul-19 17 wild
108 hatchery
2,262 577 574 800 494  
Jul-18 30 wild
150 hatchery
2,137 561 571 795 319  
Jul-17 113 wild
567 hatchery
1,957 552 571 795 319  
Jul-16 67 wild
149 hatchery
1,277 518 571 795 319  
Jul-15 0 wild
0 hatchery
1,061 493 571 792 293  
Jul-14 12 wild
66 hatchery
1,061 459 548 792 273  
Jul-13 6 wild
67 hatchery
983 412 529 792 273  
Jul-12 0 wild
0 hatchery
910 402 526 792 271  
Jul-11 0 wild
0 hatchery
910 390 526 760 262  
Jul-10 0 wild
0 hatchery
910 348 526 760 238  
Jul-09 23 wild
83 hatchery
910 348 526 691 226  
Jul-08 61 wild
170 hatchery
804 308 513 691 226  
Jul-07 15 wild
46 hatchery
573 296 483 691 223  
Jul-06 66 wild
266 hatchery
512 285 466 691 209  
Jul-05 27 wild
31 hatchery
180 283 466 691 199  
Jul-04 0 wild
0 hatchery
122 283 312 691 185  
Jul-03 0 wild
0 hatchery
122 283 192 691 152  
Jul-02 0 wild
0 hatchery
122 283 123 677 145  
Jul-01 0 wild
0 hatchery
122 274 123 677 111  
Jun-30 0 wild
0 hatchery
122 187 123 638 78  
Jun-29 0 wild
0 hatchery
122 140 116 638 51  
Jun-28 0 wild
0 hatchery
122 120 113 638 47  
Jun-27 0 wild
0 hatchery
122 92 88 638 45  
Jun-26 0 wild
0 hatchery
122 86 68 638 41  
Jun-25 0 wild
0 hatchery
122 84 49 598 41  
Jun-24 0 wild
0 hatchery
122 84 36 494 40  
Jun-23 0 wild
0 hatchery
122 82 31 299 38  
Jun-22 22 wild
28 hatchery
122 80 26 264 33  
Jun-21 1 wild
1 hatchery
72 73 18 251 33  
Jun-20 2 wild
1 hatchery
70 73 15 247 33  
Jun-19 0 wild
0 hatchery
67 73 12 212 31  
Jun-18 0 wild
0 hatchery
67 72 9 198 31  
Jun-17 2 wild
0 hatchery
67 71 6 196 31  
Jun-16 2 wild
4 hatchery
65 71 4 196 31  
Jun-15 0 wild
0 hatchery
59 70 4 196 31  
Jun-14 0 wild
1 hatchery
59 69 4 187 29  
Jun-13 1 wild
2 hatchery
58 59 4 171 27  
Jun-12 0 wild
0 hatchery
55 57 4 152 27  
Jun-11 0 wild
0 hatchery
55 56 4 143 18  
Jun-10 0 wild
1 hatchery
55 56 4 134 18  
Jun-09 0 wild
1 hatchery
54 54 4 132 16  
Jun-08 0 wild
1 hatchery
53 54 3 132 14  
Jun-07 2 wild
4 hatchery
52 49 3 127 12  
Jun-06 0 wild
1 hatchery
46 35 2 87 10  
Jun-05 0 wild
0 hatchery
45 16 2 77 10  
Jun-04 0 wild
1 hatchery
45 9 2 49 9  
Jun-03 6 wild
4 hatchery
44 2 2 29 9  
Jun-02 1 wild
3 hatchery
34 0 2 15 7  
Jun-01 0 wild
0 hatchery
30 0 2 15 2  
May-31 0 wild
0 hatchery
30 0 1 14 0  
May-30 11 wild
15 hatchery
30 0 1 13 0  
May-29 1 wild
0 hatchery
4 0 0 13 0  
May-28 0 wild
1 hatchery
3 0 0 13 0  
May-27 0 wild
1 hatchery
2 0 0 13 0  
May-26 0 wild
1 hatchery
1 0 0 13 0  
May-25 0 wild
0 hatchery
0 0 0 8 0  
May-24 0 wild
0 hatchery
0 0 0 2 0  
May-23 - - 0 0 0 0  
May-22 - - 0 0 0 0  
May-21 - - 0 0 0 0