The latest escapement data shows that the Wood River will likely hit the lower end of the escapement goal some-time on Thursday.
Another 35.2-thousand sockeye were counted on Wednesday to push the total to 692.1-thousand fish. Another 5.8-thousand fish were counted through 6 o’clock this morning which pushes the total to just under 698-thousand sockeye. The escapement goal for the Wood River is 700-thousand to 1.5-million sockeye.
The Nushagak River has already reached its escapement goal. 25.2-thousand sockeye were counted Wednesday to push the total to 626.5-thosuand. That’s well within the escapement goal of 370 to 760-thousand sockeye. The other counting operation in the Nushagak District is on the Igushik River were another 34.9-thousand sockeye were counted on Wednesday to push the total up to 121.3-thousand fish. Another 8.3-thousand sockeye were counted through 6-am this morning to push the total to 129.6-thousand. The escapement goal for the Igushik River is 150 to 300-thousand sockeye.
Wednesday was another good day for King Salmon escapement to the Nushagak River with over 6.2-thousand kings counted. That puts the total to 50.3-thousand kings. The escapement goal is 95-thousand kings.