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: Wed, Mar 27th at 8:16am

Fishing Report: Tue, Mar 26th at 6:38am

Good morning everyone. It’s been a long winter but now spring is knocking at the door. At the end of last season Sam and I announced we would be changing our business formate. We are just about done and ready to unveil our new system.
I thought you might be anxious for a sneak preview. So this is just a synopsis of some of the changes. There will be more detailed information in the weeks to come.
We will operate under the old system, first come first serve from our line that starts in front of the Red cone. That will happen Monday through Wednesday. Thursday through Saturday will be by reservations only.
You will be able to make reservations on our new website that will be up and running shortly.
If fishing is good Thursday through Saturday and we can get more people out then have reservations, we will do that on a first come first serve basis. We will be raising our fare to 210$ per person. There will no longer be an extra charge for fish over a certain limit. No one likes change and that includes Sam and I. We will endeavor to maintain the service you have come to expect from us and even to improve it. I’ll be keeping you posted as things are ready. Thanks, Mark.

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Fishing Report: Thu, Aug 23rd at 2:36pm

STOP!!! The river is continuing to come up, fishing is extremely poor. Tomorrow, Friday will be our last day. We have no choice but to close. Trust me when I say this bums me out more than you. We are sorry for any inconvenience. These two pictures contrast what the water has done in the past 18 hours. Notice the rock and the stake behind it.
Things will be changing next year so watch Facebook for information on a new charter website, with the opportunity to make reservations.

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Fishing Report: Thu, Aug 23rd at 10:25am

The river is continuing to rise. We were not able to get everybody out today because of limited spots. I think the river is going to continue to come up into the weekend. Fishing appears to have started off very slow this morning.

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