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: 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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Fishing Report: Wed, Aug 22nd at 6:51am

We have had a lot of rain, the river has come up quite a bit. I have no idea what fishing will be. We may even get to limited spots again. See previous post for information about charters for this Thursday Friday Saturday.

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Fishing Report: Mon, Aug 20th at 5:03am

LAST CHANCE, Best fishing we’ve seen in years! Last Thursday, Friday, & Saturday everyone limited out or got what they wanted. One day we brought in over 1500 fish. Catching will be what it will be this next opener. Charters will be open 7 AM to 6 PM Thursday, Friday & Saturday then closed for the season. All of these buckets have at least 15 fish each in them. I believe Annie was our happiest customer of the season.

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