Due to poor sockeye returns, today, June 12, marks 14 days since the Copper River commercial fleet has had an opening. In past years, this circumstance would have invoked a regulation automatically decreasing the Copper River personal use (ie dipnetter) allocation from 100-150 thousand sockeyes to 50,000 sockeyes for the remainder of the season. But not this year or any other! The Chitina Dipnetters Association submitted a proposal to the Alaska Board of Fisheries rescinding that regulation. The BoF considered that proposal at their December, 2017, meeing in Valdez.
2018 Membership prize list
|June 18||July 16th||August 20th|
|Dipnet charter for one
Dipnet charter for one
.45/70 Guide Rifle or $800 cash
But you must be a member to qualify for the drawings!
The Chitina Dipnetters Association is once again holding a membership drawing for all new and renewing members! Instead of offering a single grand prize this year, we're going to have multiple, smaller prizes. All memberships are automatically entered in the drawing. We'll have drawings on the third Mondays of June, July and August. Become a new or renewing member online (http://shop.chitinadipnetters.com) or at our Annual Meeting to be held at 7pm, May 8, at the Tanana Valley Sportsmans Association building off Airport Road.