Chitina Dipnet Hotline

Hem and Copper River Charters will operate when the personal uses dipnet fishery is open. When placing gear in line during the day, 6am to 6pm, you also need to put your name on a sign-in list, available with one of our employees. Our fare is $120 per person for your first 25 fish and $20 extra on each additional 1 to 10 fish upon return. Couples fishing the same permit are $110 per person. This first opener you will be allowed to stay out fishing for the entire 24 hours if need be, spots will be limited. No checks or credit cards accepted. We don’t take reservations, instead we work on a first come, first serve basis from a line that starts in front of a red cone all the way to the left hand corner of O’Brien Creek. Overnighters are welcome. A piece of gear like a cooler, dipnet or bucket holds your spot; but only if you are there when boat loading starts at 4:45am. Things to bring: HEADLAMP, dipnet, life jacket, tie off rope, stringers for 5 fish on each, hip boots, bucket to wash your spot, fillet or cleaning knife, warm clothes, only 60 qt. coolers or less allowed on the boats with food and drink.

Fishing Report: Fri, Jun 22nd at 5:43am

The copper river is flooding, and so is O’Brien Creek. Where we park or cleaning tables is underwater and all the paid parking with the native corporation is gone.

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Fishing Report: Thu, Jun 14th at 7:02am

The fish might not be coming, but one thing you can be sure of the sun will still come up tomorrow. After this Sunday at midnight the personal use fishery will be closing indefinitely for the rest of the summer unless Miles lake sonar numbers climb dramatically. Sam and I and Daniel will be here through Sunday, To serve you if you decide to come down. We will also be open in the event they do re-open the fishery.

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Fishing Report: Mon, Jun 11th at 7:16am

Dip netting reopens at 12:01 AM Thursday, June 14, through midnight Sunday, June 17. Charters will be open Wednesday, June 13 from 4 to 8 PM to take overnighters out, then our regular schedule 5 AM to 6 PM for the rest of the opener through Sunday. Kings are plentiful but the Reds are slow coming , so much so that fish and game will close the personal use dip net fishery after this opener for the rest of the season if red numbers don’t rebound soon . See my previous post for our rates. This last opener people caught between 3 to 10 reds and most got their king. Stay tuned for another update soon.

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Fishing Report: Tue, May 29th at 5:42pm

NEWS FLASH, hot off the press. Due to low numbers of reds passing the sonar, fish and game has announced the first dip net opener for Saturday, June 9 at noon through Sunday, June 10 at noon , 24 hours. Kings will be open. Charters will be open Friday, June 8 from 6 to 8 PM Saturday from 7 AM until 10 PM and Sunday from 5 AM until 1 PM. Our fare is $120 per person for your first 25 fish and $20 extra on each additional 1 to 10 fish upon return. Couples fishing the same permit are $110 per person. This first opener you will be allowed to stay out fishing for the entire 24 hours if need be, spots will be limited.

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