I would like to remind you that the CDA annual membership meeting will be on Tuesday, May 14, at 7PM in the Tanana Valley Sportsmens Association (TVSA) clubhouse (1230 TVSA Way) off Boat St. on the way to Compeaus. It's a fun time to hobnob with other dipnetters and hear the latest on our fishery from ADF&G and DOT representatives. Please consider putting your name in during nominations and election of new CDA board members. Door prizes, including a night's stay at the Chitina Hotel, will be drawn throughout the meeting. Food (various flavors of smoke salmon from Interior Fish Processors) and drinks will be served at intermission. CDA apparel will be available for purchase. Bring your friends!
Fish and Game has released a pre-season schedule for the Chitina Personal Use Dipnet Fishery. These openings are entirely dependent on actual Miles Lake daily salmon sonar counts. As the run develops, expect ADF&G to publish Emergency Orders to extend, reduce or possibly eliminate openings published in this preliminary schedule. This link should be valid and updated throughout the fishing season.
A big thank you to CDA members Richard Reem, Ken Risse, John Sigfried, Bill Stewart, Pat Turner, and Ivan Vail for their many hours volunteering at our 2019 Fairbanks Outdoor Show booth. Thanks as well to the 35 new and 72 renewing members who chose this opportunity to show their support for CDA and all we do for our fishery.
Chuck Derrick, President
Chitina Dipnetters Association
PO Box 72665
Fairbanks, AK 99707