Thu, Nov 8, 2018

Trail improvements between O'Brien and Haley Creeks are in progress. A portion of everyone's $15 Chitina dip net permit fee is funding DOT to undertake this work. Manual brush clearing was completed all the way to Haley Creek before the dipnet season started this spring. In October, DOT's Tazlina crew brought an excavator and a small dozer in to work on trouble spots from the O'Brien Creek crossing to mile 5.13. The images below show examples of the work they completed. This winter, DOT is working to obtain the permits for the remainder of the trail work out to Haley Creek. DOT has asked for CDA member feedback or suggestions on their work. Email you comments to contact@chitinadipnetters.com. We will collect and forward the comments to the Tazlina crew.

Mon, Jun 11, 2018

Due to poor sockeye returns, today, June 12, marks 14 days since the Copper River commercial fleet has had an opening. In past years, this circumstance would have invoked a regulation automatically decreasing the Copper River personal use (ie dipnetter) allocation from 100-150 thousand sockeyes to 50,000 sockeyes for the remainder of the season. But not this year or any other! The Chitina Dipnetters Association submitted a proposal to the Alaska Board of Fisheries rescinding that regulation. The BoF considered that proposal at their December, 2017, meeing in Valdez. CDA President Chuck Derrick and VP Paul Harrell attended the BOF meeting to walk our proposal through the process and argue against competing interests. Ultimately, Chuck and Paul successfully convinced the Board of Fish that our proposal stood on its merits, rescinding the 50,000 re-allocation rule.

Tue, Apr 10, 2018

The Chitina Dipnetters Association is once again holding a membership drawing for all new and renewing members! Instead of offering a single grand prize this year, we're going to have multiple, smaller prizes. All memberships are automatically entered in the drawing. We'll have drawings on the third Mondays of June, July and August. Become a new or renewing member online (http://shop.chitinadipnetters.com) or at our Annual Meeting to be held at 7pm, May 8, at the Tanana Valley Sportsmans Association building off Airport Road. Annual dues have been reduced from $25 to $20 this year! Thanks to all the people who became new members or renewed their memberships at the Fairbanks Outdoor show. The ONLY way to qualify for the drawings is to become a member of the Chitina Dipnetters Association!

Tue, Apr 10, 2018

A new dipnetting season is rapidly approaching and the Chitina Dipnetters Association is hard at work. The $15 dipnet permit fee we supported in the Legislature is in full effect now. Vaulted toilets have been installed at O'Brien Creek and the parking area just above it. Garbage collection is more efficient and timely.

Sun, Oct 1, 2017

Byron Haley, the former president of Chitina Dipnetters Association, passed away Sunday evening, September 24th, at the Pioneers home. He was 90 years old. His funeral will be held Monday October 2nd at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, the log church off 1st Ave by the river near the old library. Viewing is at 11am and funeral at Noon. He will be buried in the graveyard at Manley, Ak. CDA purchased a nice flower arrangement on behalf of the Chitina Dipnetters Association. The card says

DIP ON BYRON!
We will miss your leadership.
The Chitina Dipnetters Association

Byron's obituary is published in the NewsMiner at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsminer/obituary.aspx?n=byron-w-haley...

Wed, Aug 16, 2017

Our grand prize membership drawing was held August 15th. The winner of the 4-wheeler is Chuck Bowman of North Pole. Congratulations, Chuck! Thanks to all of our members for their support of the Chitina Dipnetters.

Left to Right: Craig Compeau, CDA President Chuck Derrick, Winner Chuck Bowman
Sun, Jul 2, 2017

We had our SECOND of THREE membership prize drawings Saturday, July 1! Here are the winners:

  • Andrew Whitish won the dip net
  • Ronald Wharton won the filet table
  • James Murphy won the 3 filet knife kit

CONGRATULATIONS! Thank you for your current membership. If you'd like a chance to win our August grand prize &emdash; a Can Am Outlander 450 4-wheeler — purchase an annual membership! All members qualify for the door prize drawings. Membership dues fund our efforts to improve the Chitina dipnet fishery. This year's big spend is sending two board members to the Board of Fish meetings in Valdez this December to represent dipnetter interests.

Sat, Jun 10, 2017

We had our FIRST of THREE membership prize drawings on Wednesday! Here are the winners:

  • James Burglin — Hem & Copper River Charters Certificate
  • Neil McGraw — Golden Spruce Cabins Certificate
  • Jerry Thibodeau — Hotel Chitina Certificate

CONGRATULATIONS! Thank you for your current membership. If you'd like a chance to win prizes in July (dipnet, cooler, etc) or August (grand prize — Can Am Outlander 450 4-wheeler) purchase an annual membership! All members qualify for the door prize drawings. Membership dues fund our efforts to improve the Chitina dipnet fishery. This year's big spend is sending two board members to the Board of Fish meetings in Valdez this December to represent dipnetter interests.

Thu, Apr 13, 2017
PETITION TO THE BOARD OF FISHERIES
to
ADOPT AN EMERGENCY REGULATION FOR MANAGING THE COMMERCIAL HARVEST OF KING SALMON IN THE COPPER RIVER DISTRICT PRIOR TO May 10, 2017

Petitioners: Fairbanks Fish and Game Advisory Committee

Wed, Apr 5, 2017
The 2017 Chitina Dipnetters Association (CDA) membership drive is underway. We have some great prizes to be awarded to new and renewing members again this year. Anyone purchasing an annual CDA membership for 2017 will be automatically entered in the drawings.

2017 Grand Prize: 450cc Can-Am Outlander ATV Winning CDA member drawn on August 15, 2017. Sign Up Now

Prizes to be drawn on June 7, 2017, include

  • Dipnet charter donated by Hem and Copper River Charters
  • One night stay at the Chitina Hotel donated by Sue Gilpatrick
  • One night's stay for two at Golden Spruce Cabins donated by owners Patty and John

Prizes to be drawn on July 1, 2017 include