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Location: Ninilchik River
Species: Chinook
Method: Weir

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

  • 2017
  • 2016
Daily Counts
Cumulative

Description: The Sustainable Escapement Goal (SEG) for the Ninilchik River is 750-1,300 wild Chinook salmon. 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.

Contact: Area Manager,
(907) 235-8191

89 records returned for the years selected. Dashes indicate days with no count.
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Date
2017
Count
2017
Cumulative
2017
Cumulative
2016
Notes for
2017
Aug-14 0 946 1,676 plus 1 hatchery
Aug-13 0 946 1,676 zero hatchery
Aug-12 1 946 1,676 plus 3 hatchery
Aug-11 1 945 1,676 plus 4 hatchery
Aug-10 0 944 1,676 plus 4 hatchery
Aug-09 3 944 1,676 plus 5 hatchery
Aug-08 1 941 1,676 plus 4 hatchery
Aug-07 5 940 1,676 plus 6 hatchery
Aug-06 6 935 1,667 plus 6 hatchery
Aug-05 9 929 1,665 plus 8 hatchery
Aug-04 20 920 1,651 plus 8 hatchery
Aug-03 15 900 1,633 plus Hatchery 8
Aug-02 15 885 1,617 plus Hatchery 12
Aug-01 14 870 1,588 plus Hatchery 7
Jul-31 13 856 1,588 plus Hatchery 6
Jul-30 7 843 1,552 plus Hatchery 2
Jul-29 3 836 1,538 plus Hatchery 0
Jul-28 0 833 1,521 plus Hatchery 0
Jul-27 6 833 1,501 plus Hatchery 2
Jul-26 5 827 1,492 plus Hatchery 3
Jul-25 29 822 1,463 plus Hatchery 22
Jul-24 27 793 1,403 plus 30 hatchery
Jul-23 12 766 1,386 plus Hatchery 14
Jul-22 21 754 1,373 plus Hatchery 8
Jul-21 4 733 1,368 plus Hatchery 5
Jul-20 12 729 1,363 plus Hatchery 9
Jul-19 27 717 1,352 plus Hatchery 21
Jul-18 14 690 1,335 plus Hatchery 16
Jul-17 18 676 1,321 plus Hatchery 8
Jul-16 7 658 1,315 plus Hatchery 3
Jul-15 42 651 1,304 plus Hatchery 18
Jul-14 19 609 1,293 plus Hatchery 10
Jul-13 67 590 1,286 plus Hatchery 57
Jul-12 1 523 1,277 plus Hatchery 2
Jul-11 3 522 1,259 plus Hatchery 0
Jul-10 3 519 1,245 plus Hatchery 3
Jul-09 3 516 1,228 plus 1 hatchery
Jul-08 1 513 1,157 plus Hatchery 0
Jul-07 3 512 1,070 plus Hatchery 0
Jul-06 29 509 985 plus Hatchery 18
Jul-05 5 480 897 plus Hatchery 2
Jul-04 5 475 894 plus Hachery 0
Jul-03 10 470 892 plus Hatchery 0
Jul-02 6 460 882 plus Hatchery 1
Jul-01 2 454 882 plus Hatchery 1
Jun-30 7 452 881 plus Hatchery 2
Jun-29 10 445 810 plus Hatchery 0
Jun-28 1 435 797 plus Hatchery 1
Jun-27 2 434 776 plus Hatchery 0
Jun-26 11 432 759 plus Hatchery 6
Jun-25 7 421 733 plus Hatchery 1
Jun-24 4 414 711 plus Hatchery 0
Jun-23 0 410 659 plus Hatchery 0
Jun-22 2 410 538 plus Hatchery 0
Jun-21 1 408 506 plus Hatchery 2
Jun-20 3 407 497 plus Hatchery 0
Jun-19 3 404 479 plus Hatchery 1
Jun-18 4 401 466 plus Hatchery 4
Jun-17 26 397 408 plus Hatchery 12
Jun-16 22 371 319 plus Hatchery 22
Jun-15 40 349 286 plus Hatchery 7
Jun-14 31 309 207 plus Hatchery 8
Jun-13 12 278 152 plus Hatchery 8
Jun-12 17 266 143 plus Hatchery 4
Jun-11 3 249 142 plus Hatchery 10
Jun-10 2 246 138 plus Hatchery 0
Jun-09 4 244 80 plus Hatchery 3
Jun-08 32 240 63 plus Hatchery 9
Jun-07 27 208 54 plus Hatchery 2
Jun-06 6 181 52 plus Hatchery 0
Jun-05 5 175 44 plus Hatchery 8
Jun-04 40 170 38 plus Hatchery 16
Jun-03 44 130 38 plus Hatchery 6
Jun-02 21 86 38 plus Hatchery 11
Jun-01 25 65 2 plus Hatchery 3
May-31 19 40 0 plus Hatchery 2
May-30 3 21 0 plus Hatchery 3
May-29 13 18 0 plus Hatchery 0
May-28 0 5 0 plus Hatchery 1
May-27 0 5 0 plus Hatchery 0
May-26 0 5 0 plus Hatchery 0
May-25 3 5 0 plus Hatchery 0
May-24 0 2 0 plus Hatchery 0
May-23 0 2 0 plus Hatchery 0
May-22 0 2 0 plus Hatchery 0
May-21 0 2 0 plus Hatchery 0
May-20 2 2 0 plus Hatchery 0
May-19 0 0 0 Hatchery 0
May-18 0 0 0 Video weir operational at 4 pm