2022 DIPNET CHARTER RESERVATIONS OPEN JANUARY 1! SECURE YOUR FAVORITE DATES EARLY!
MUST BE ALASKAN RESIDENT TO PARTICIPATE
Our best value! Time on the Copper is always better with your friends and family! With our "Book the Boat" option, you select the date and time for your Dipnet adventure then prior to leaving town for the river you contact us and our guides will let you know how we have been doing and you can choose your permit knowing you have the latest information on the fishery. Your party will be responsible for showing up with the appropriate permits on the date and time of your reservation.
Not only is it the most flexible option, it is also the most cost effective charter we offer for groups of five. Best part is, you can add an additional (sixth) person and share net at a steep discount! This great for kids or parties who want to take a break or relax and enjoy the magnificent scenery of the charter. Bring an out of town guest as an observer and let them watch, but no touching!
WHAT IF FISH AND GAME CLOSES ONE OF THE DIPNET FISHERIES?
The benefit of "Booking the Boat" allows you to fish either above the bridge OR below the bridge on your charter date and time.
If for example DF&G closes the Personal Use Fishery on your scheduled charter time, we WILL BE FISHING above the bridge and you will need the Glennallen Subsistence Permit for your charter day.
Good news though, all permits are available online and we can even print them at camp if needed.
This is a fully guided and outfitted trip on the Copper River. We help you remove fish from your net, bonk, gill and place in totes. This gets your net back in the water faster to maximize your catch potential. Charter time includes travel time to and from fishery and is about 5-1/2 hours start to finish.
Please keep in mind that the Copper River is divided into two sub districts for management purposes. Users may participate in ONLY ONE of these two fisheries in any given year.
The Glennallen Subdistrict is classified as a subsistence fishery, and either fishwheels or dipnets are allowable gear. No sport fishing license is required for this fishery. These permits are NOW available online or at local DF&G offices in Anchorage, Palmer, Glennallen, etc.
The Chitina Subdistrict is classified as a personal use fishery, and dipnets are the only allowable gear. Sport fishing license is required for this fishery. Permits are available at local retailers or online.
CHOOSE ONE OF THESE PERMITS
"Above the Bridge" - Glennallen Subdistrict (Subsistence Permit)
Sockeye & King Salmon- June 1st - August 16th
RESIDENTS MUST HAVE COPPER RIVER GLENNALLEN SUBSISTENCE PERMIT Click here for Permit Information.
"Below the Bridge" - Chitina Subdistrict (Personal Use Permit)
Sockeye & King Salmon- June 7th - August 16th (Managed in season by AK DFG Emergency Orders , these are ssued weekly)
RESIDENTS MUST HAVE THE COPPER RIVER CHITINA PERSONAL USE PERMIT Click here for Permit Information.
*Land use & CC processing fees charged at time of booking.
**The “Midnight Sun” charter will only be offered on a limited basis in from June 1st to July 4th weekend. Please check our online booking calendar for available dates and times or call to book this custom trip. Note: Due to increased hazards of running the river in low light conditions, this trip in not eligible for any discounts and requires at least five passengers when booking.
Price includes space for FIVE people on the same charter boat.
Dip from the boat Weekday
Dip from the boat Weekend
Add a sixth person
(Any Day) $150*
Daily Charter Times:
Midnight Sun 12:00am
Click on the BOOK THE BOAT button below to see our availability!