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Year:
Location:
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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

82 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 - 171 944  
Aug-09 - 171 942  
Aug-08 - 171 942  
Aug-07 - 171 942  
Aug-06 - 171 939  
Aug-05 - 171 921  
Aug-04 - 171 918  
Aug-03 - 171 913  
Aug-02 - 171 865  
Aug-01 - 171 861  
Jul-31 - 171 861  
Jul-30 - 171 839  
Jul-29 - 171 817  
Jul-28 - 171 817  
Jul-27 - 171 810  
Jul-26 - 171 800  
Jul-25 - 171 776  
Jul-24 - 171 643  
Jul-23 - 171 635  
Jul-22 - 171 632  
Jul-21 - 171 624  
Jul-20 - 171 609  
Jul-19 - 171 494  
Jul-18 - 171 319  
Jul-17 - 171 319  
Jul-16 - 171 319  
Jul-15 - 171 293  
Jul-14 - 171 273  
Jul-13 - 171 273  
Jul-12 - 171 271  
Jul-11 - 171 262  
Jul-10 - 171 238  
Jul-09 - 171 226  
Jul-08 - 171 226  
Jul-07 - 171 223  
Jul-06 - 171 209  
Jul-05 - 171 199  
Jul-04 - 171 185  
Jul-03 - 171 152  
Jul-02 - 171 145  
Jul-01 - 171 111  
Jun-30 - 171 78  
Jun-29 - 171 51  
Jun-28 - 171 47  
Jun-27 - 171 45  
Jun-26 - 171 41  
Jun-25 - 171 41  
Jun-24 - 171 40  
Jun-23 - 171 38  
Jun-22 - 171 33  
Jun-21 - 171 33  
Jun-20 - 171 33  
Jun-19 - 171 31  
Jun-18 - 171 31  
Jun-17 - 171 31  
Jun-16 - 171 31  
Jun-15 - 171 31  
Jun-14 - 171 29  
Jun-13 19 wild
13 hatchery
287 27  
Jun-12 9 wild
6 hatchery
255 27  
Jun-11 9 wild
4 hatchery
240 18  
Jun-10 2 wild
0 hatchery
227 18  
Jun-09 0 wild
1 hatchery
225 16  
Jun-08 5 wild
7 hatchery
224 14  
Jun-07 40 wild
17 hatchery
212 12  
Jun-06 10 wild
24 hatchery
155 10  
Jun-05 28 wild
30 hatchery
121 10  
Jun-04 20 wild
6 hatchery
63 9  
Jun-03 14 wild
5 hatchery
37 9  
Jun-02 0 wild 18 7  
Jun-01 1 wild 18 2  
May-31 1 wild
0 hatchery
17 0  
May-30 0 wild
1 hatchery
16 0  
May-29 0 wild 15 0  
May-28 0 wild 15 0  
May-27 0 wild 15 0  
May-26 5 wild
1 hatchery
15 0  
May-25 6 wild
1 hatchery
9 0  
May-24 2 wild
0 hatchery
2 0  
May-23 0 wild 0 0  
May-22 0 wild 0 0  
May-21 0 wild 0 0