Fish Count Data Search

Year:
Location:
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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 Hachery vs. Wild
Hachery vs. Wild
CumulativeSee Hachery vs. Wild
Hachery 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 - 0 997  
Aug-07 - 0 988  
Aug-06 - 0 977  
Aug-05 - 0 967  
Aug-04 - 0 850  
Aug-03 - 0 850  
Aug-02 - 0 850  
Aug-01 - 0 850  
Jul-31 - 0 850  
Jul-30 - 0 850  
Jul-29 - 0 824  
Jul-28 - 0 810  
Jul-27 - 0 807  
Jul-26 - 0 805  
Jul-25 - 0 805  
Jul-24 - 0 805  
Jul-23 - 0 800  
Jul-22 - 0 800  
Jul-21 - 0 800  
Jul-20 - 0 800  
Jul-19 - 0 800  
Jul-18 - 0 795  
Jul-17 - 0 795  
Jul-16 - 0 795  
Jul-15 - 0 792  
Jul-14 - 0 792  
Jul-13 - 0 792  
Jul-12 - 0 792  
Jul-11 - 0 760  
Jul-10 - 0 760  
Jul-09 - 0 691  
Jul-08 - 0 691  
Jul-07 - 0 691  
Jul-06 - 0 691  
Jul-05 - 0 691  
Jul-04 - 0 691  
Jul-03 - 0 691  
Jul-02 - 0 677  
Jul-01 - 0 677  
Jun-30 - 0 638  
Jun-29 - 0 638  
Jun-28 - 0 638  
Jun-27 - 0 638  
Jun-26 - 0 638  
Jun-25 - 0 598  
Jun-24 - 0 494  
Jun-23 - 0 299  
Jun-22 - 0 264  
Jun-21 - 0 251  
Jun-20 - 0 247  
Jun-19 - 0 212  
Jun-18 - 0 198  
Jun-17 - 0 196  
Jun-16 - 0 196  
Jun-15 - 0 196  
Jun-14 - 0 187  
Jun-13 - 0 171  
Jun-12 - 0 152  
Jun-11 - 0 143  
Jun-10 - 0 134  
Jun-09 - 0 132  
Jun-08 - 0 132  
Jun-07 - 0 127  
Jun-06 - 0 87  
Jun-05 - 0 77  
Jun-04 - 0 49  
Jun-03 - 0 29  
Jun-02 - 0 15  
Jun-01 - 0 15  
May-31 - 0 14  
May-30 - 0 13  
May-29 - 0 13  
May-28 - 0 13  
May-27 - 0 13  
May-26 - 0 13  
May-25 - 0 8  
May-24 - 0 2  
May-23 - 0 0  
May-22 - 0 0  
May-21 - 0 0