Hem Charters and Copper River Charters will once again be using this website to post the Chitina dipnet fishing hotline. In return, we ask that you become a member of the Chitina Dipnetters Association. Dues are only $20/year.
Fuel is no longer available in Chitina. Kenny Lake Mercantile and Glennallen are the nearest locations to Chitina where fuel is available. Plan accordingly!
After a valiant fight by the Chitina Dipnetters Association and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Fund to return the Chitina Dipnet Fishery (CDF) to subsistence classification, in early December 2012 the Alaska Supreme Court ruled that the CDF did not meet Alaska state subsistence criteria and would remain a “Personal Use Fishery” with no priority over the commercial harvest of Copper River salmon.
The Chitina Dipnetters Association is selling tickets for a raffle drawing on May 15. Grand prize is a drop-off fishing charter for two, a $220 value with Mark Hem and Copper River Charters. Other prizes include a night's stay at Chitina House Bed and Breakfast, a Vac-Master vacuum sealer from Sportsmans Warehouse, a Jet-Boil stove and a salmon artistically rendered in sheet metal from, somewhat ironically, Expressions in Glass. Tickets can be purchased from CDA board members or through our Contact Us link.