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: Mon, Jul 16th at 5:16am

STOP!!! DON’T HANG YOUR DIPNETS UP YET. Another opener maybe this week. There is a spike in the number of salmon passing the miles lake sonar. Fish and game-were not expecting. Announcement maybe by late Tomorrow afternoon. With few exceptions, last week all of our customers did extremely well some limiting out within 2 to 3 hours. Three local McCarthyites enjoying their bounty. Thanks guys.

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Fishing Report: Thu, Jul 12th at 6:15pm

Fishing has started out very good today. The river is continuing to drop more fishing spots are opening up. The Kings are still running as you can see from this picture. Fish and Game has announced as of 1201 am Monday, July 16 fishing will be closed until further notice in the Chitina personal use subdistrict. For charter information, cost and times, please see previous posts.

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Fishing Report: Mon, Jul 9th at 8:54pm

The Chitina subdistrict personal use dip net fishery will open this Thursday at noon Charters will be open Thursday at 8 AM to 6 PM. Friday 5 AM to 6 PM. Saturday 5 AM to 6 PM. We will take overnighters out through Saturday night with A 6 AM Sunday morning pick up and we will be closed the rest of Sunday. The river is very high, spots will be very limited, bring patients.There will be another emergency order put out on Wednesday of this week with times of the opener for next week. Very limited parking at O’Brien Creek, it may be very difficult even to turn a trailer around. Boat launching at the bridge, Use extreme caution navigating downstream as there are many sandbars.

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Fishing Report: Sun, Jul 8th at 7:58am

It is rumored personal use dip netting may open this week on Thursday. I will give a much more detailed report on that, Monday. You need to know there is almost no parking left at O’Brien Creek . It is doubtful you’ll even be able to turn a trailer around at the bottom of the hill. There is nowhere to launch a boat.

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