The Wood River Will Hit the Lower End of the Escapement Goal on Thursday

Jun 27, 2013

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.