Fish Count Data Search

Year:
Location:
Species:

Location: Ninilchik River
Species: Chinook
Method: Weir

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

  • 2020
  • 2019

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

80 records returned for the years selected. Dashes indicate days with no count.
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Date
2020
Count
2020
Cumulative
2020
Cumulative
2019
Notes for
2020
Aug-08 - 2,875 997  
Aug-07 - 2,875 988  
Aug-06 - 2,875 977  
Aug-05 - 2,875 967  
Aug-04 14 wild
48 hatchery
2,875 850  
Aug-03 16 wild
41 hatchery
2,813 850  
Aug-02 10 wild
65 hatchery
2,756 850  
Aug-01 20 wild
48 hatchery
2,681 850  
Jul-31 8 wild
26 hatchery
2,613 850  
Jul-30 10 wild
9 hatchery
2,579 850  
Jul-29 11 wild
13 hatchery
2,560 824  
Jul-28 15 wild
9 hatchery
2,536 810  
Jul-27 5 wild
12 hatchery
2,512 807  
Jul-26 16 wild
41 hatchery
2,495 805  
Jul-25 45 wild
50 hatchery
2,438 805  
Jul-24 3 wild
5 hatchery
2,343 805  
Jul-23 7 wild
11 hatchery
2,335 800  
Jul-22 18 wild
54 hatchery
2,317 800  
Jul-21 54 wild
115 hatchery
2,245 800  
Jul-20 94 wild
75 hatchery
2,076 800  
Jul-19 3 wild
7 hatchery
1,907 800  
Jul-18 0 wild
0 hatchery
1,897 795  
Jul-17 0 wild
0 hatchery
1,897 795  
Jul-16 0 wild
0 hatchery
1,897 795  
Jul-15 23 wild
46 hatchery
1,897 792  
Jul-14 19 wild
37 hatchery
1,828 792  
Jul-13 3 wild
13 hatchery
1,772 792  
Jul-12 0 wild
0 hatchery
1,756 792  
Jul-11 0 wild
0 hatchery
1,756 760  
Jul-10 0 wild
0 hatchery
1,756 760  
Jul-09 13 wild
60 hatchery
1,756 691  
Jul-08 30 wild
84 hatchery
1,683 691  
Jul-07 17 wild
41 hatchery
1,569 691  
Jul-06 0 wild
0 hatchery
1,511 691  
Jul-05 154 wild
400 hatchery
1,511 691  
Jul-04 120 wild
243 hatchery
957 691  
Jul-03 69 wild
103 hatchery
594 691  
Jul-02 0 wild
0 hatchery
422 677  
Jul-01 0 wild
0 hatchery
422 677  
Jun-30 7 wild
32 hatchery
422 638  
Jun-29 3 wild
14 hatchery
383 638  
Jun-28 25 wild
74 hatchery
366 638  
Jun-27 20 wild
52 hatchery
267 638  
Jun-26 19 wild
58 hatchery
195 638  
Jun-25 13 wild
12 hatchery
118 598  
Jun-24 5 wild
2 hatchery
93 494  
Jun-23 5 wild
16 hatchery
86 299  
Jun-22 8 wild
10 hatchery
65 264  
Jun-21 3 wild
2 hatchery
47 251  
Jun-20 3 wild
13 hatchery
42 247  
Jun-19 3 wild
5 hatchery
26 212  
Jun-18 3 wild
3 hatchery
18 198  
Jun-17 2 wild
1 hatchery
12 196  
Jun-16 - - 196  
Jun-15 - - 196  
Jun-14 - - 187  
Jun-13 - - 171  
Jun-12 0 wild
0 hatchery
9 152  
Jun-11 0 wild
0 hatchery
9 143  
Jun-10 0 wild
0 hatchery
9 134  
Jun-09 1 wild
0 hatchery
9 132  
Jun-08 0 wild
1 hatchery
8 132  
Jun-07 1 wild
0 hatchery
7 127  
Jun-06 0 wild
1 hatchery
6 87  
Jun-05 0 wild
1 hatchery
5 77  
Jun-04 0 wild
1 hatchery
4 49  
Jun-03 0 wild
0 hatchery
3 29  
Jun-02 0 wild
0 hatchery
3 15  
Jun-01 1 wild
0 hatchery
3 15  
May-31 0 wild
0 hatchery
2 14  
May-30 1 wild
1 hatchery
2 13  
May-29 0 wild
0 hatchery
0 13  
May-28 0 wild
0 hatchery
0 13  
May-27 0 wild
0 hatchery
0 13  
May-26 0 wild
0 hatchery
0 13  
May-25 - - 8  
May-24 - - 2  
May-23 - - 0  
May-22 - - 0  
May-21 - - 0