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Alaska Department of Fish and Game


Kenai Chinook Estimates, Indices and Inseason Run Summaries

Location: Kenai River (Chinook)
Species: Chinook - Early Run
Method: Sonar

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

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
Daily Counts
Cumulative

Description: In 2015 the department began managing Kenai River king salmon runs using an ARIS sonar station located at river mile 14. In 2017 The Department modified the Kenai River king salmon escapement goals from goals based on king salmon of all sizes, to escapement goals based on large king salmon (fish over 34 inches) only. The new early-run king salmon optimal escapement goal range is 3,900 to 6,600 large king salmon (> 34 inches). The new late-run king salmon sustainable escapement goal range is 13,500 to 27,000 large king salmon (> 34 inches). The ARIS sonar counts found on this page are the daily and seasonal cumulative passage estimates of the number of large king salmon passing the sonar site. Additionally, the past years counts displayed on this page have been converted to large fish counts for comparison. These estimated numbers of large king salmon passing the sonar site are the primary tool for the Kenai River king salmon assessment program that also includes a sport angler harvest survey, and a netting program. The data gathered in these assessments are used together to determine king salmon run strength. This allows fishery managers to determine if emergency order regulation changes to the fisheries are needed during the season to help ensure that the escapement goals are achieved. These abundance assessments as well as information about the status of the run and inseason management actions can be viewed via this website on the above tabs. Information is also available by telephone at (907)262-9097.

Contact: Yakutat Sport Fish Area Manager,
(907) 784-3222

Weekly Sportfish Fishing Report for this area

46 records returned for the years selected. Dashes indicate days with no count.
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Date
2017
Count
2017
Cumulative
2017
Cumulative
2016
Cumulative
2015
Cumulative
2014
Notes for
2017
Jun-30 - 36 6,391 4,212 2,391  
Jun-29 - 36 6,241 4,170 2,354  
Jun-28 - 36 6,030 4,072 2,330  
Jun-27 - 36 5,902 4,024 2,294  
Jun-26 - 36 5,739 3,952 2,228  
Jun-25 - 36 5,636 3,837 2,179  
Jun-24 - 36 5,534 3,752 2,149  
Jun-23 - 36 5,374 3,667 2,125  
Jun-22 - 36 5,237 3,637 2,070  
Jun-21 - 36 5,152 3,546 1,985  
Jun-20 - 36 5,025 3,473 1,931  
Jun-19 - 36 4,944 3,352 1,853  
Jun-18 - 36 4,853 3,301 1,775  
Jun-17 - 36 4,720 3,159 1,703  
Jun-16 - 36 4,593 3,080 1,616  
Jun-15 - 36 4,412 3,032 1,555  
Jun-14 - 36 4,234 2,934 1,476  
Jun-13 - 36 3,957 2,830 1,365  
Jun-12 - 36 3,674 2,695 1,299  
Jun-11 - 36 3,403 2,452 1,206  
Jun-10 - 36 3,162 2,281 1,085  
Jun-09 - 36 2,993 2,142 1,025  
Jun-08 - 36 2,785 1,955 916  
Jun-07 - 36 2,574 1,798 819  
Jun-06 - 36 2,249 1,551 690  
Jun-05 - 36 2,034 1,346 487  
Jun-04 - 36 1,907 1,219 384  
Jun-03 - 36 1,684 1,056 251  
Jun-02 - 36 1,503 923 172  
Jun-01 - 36 1,382 736 146  
May-31 - 36 1,243 603 115  
May-30 - 36 1,026 531 97  
May-29 - 36 844 465 67  
May-28 - 36 675 344 61  
May-27 - 36 434 290 43  
May-26 - 36 356 236 37  
May-25 - 36 265 194 37  
May-24 - 36 229 176 37  
May-23 - 36 199 128 37  
May-22 - 36 133 98 31  
May-21 - 36 121 92 24  
May-20 - 36 91 68 12  
May-19 - 36 49 56 12  
May-18 - 36 36 18 6  
May-17 30 36 30 6 0  
May-16 6 6 12 6 0 First Day of Sonar Counts

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Weekly Sportfish Fishing Report for this area


Early Run Kenai River Chinook Inseason Summary for Fri. May 19

 

 

The First Early-Run Kenai River King Salmon Summary Will be Available on Tuesday, May 23.