dipnet charters & Tours

Chitina Personal Use

Above the Bridge Glennallen Subsistence Below the bridge Chitina personal use Dipnet Dipnet Charter

Join us on our wildly popular full service dipnet charter "Below the Bridge" in the Personal Use dipnet fishery. 

Book The Boat

Above the Bridge Glennallen Subsistence Below the bridge  Chitina personal use Dipnet Dipnet Charter

BEST PRICE! This Dipnet Charter allows a party of FIVE to secure the boat for a day, time and permit of their choosing.

Glennallen Subsistence

Above the Bridge Glennallen Subsistence Dipnet Charter Miles Lake Sonar Copper River Fish wheel

We are the ONLY charter offering access to the "Above the Bridge" subsistence dipnet fishery. 

The Dipnet Express

Above the Bridge Glennallen Subsistence Below the bridge  Chitina personal use Dipnet Dipnet Charter

NEW for 2020! Offering a 6pm departure for an abbreviated evening charter in the Personal Use fishery. 

Woods Canyon Tour

Copper River Boat Tour Chitina Tour Woods Canyon Tour Dipnet Charter Below the Bridge Personal Use

Join our USCG Master Guides on the fabled Copper River Woods Canyon Dipnet Fishery Tour! Great for non-residents!

Dipnet The Kenai

Kenai Dipnet Charter Dipnetting Kenai River Personal Use Dipnet  Alaska Dipnet Kenai Salmon

Where it all began! We started operating Dipnet charters on the Kenai in 2013. We are now the largest charter in Alaska!

the fine print

Optional Dipnet Protection

Each season dipnets are being lost or damaged at an unsustainable rate despite efforts to the contrary.  We are offering a couple options to offset these costs that can be added to your charter.    

1. OPT IN $10* Paying the $10 dipnet indemnity fee will cover the loss of one dipnet or one torn net per person, per charter. 

2. OPT OUT $0* You will assume the risk for the replacement cost of the damaged or lost dipnet(s).

*Max cost per dipnet is $200 depending on configuration. Replacement netting is $35 ea.

Coolers and Ice Required

Coolers will no longer be provided on the dipnet charter. We will however supply heavy duty 28 gallon brute totes for your use. These are smaller and hold less fish than our coolers but when full are lighter to handle than our large 165qt coolers when full weigh in excess of 325lbs.  (Sockeye on average weigh 5lbs ea. Kings 26lbs ea.) 

NEW for 2020! We offer both bulk flake ice as well as bagged ice for sale to keep your catch cold and fresh while underway and for the ride home. Ask for details.

Having your own cooler also helps with fish sorting underway and speeds up offloading of your catch at the end of the charter. As always, we will assist you in carrying your catch to your vehicle if needed. 

Booking Fees and Discounts

Singles can only book online onto charters where there is an existing reservation. See our FAQ page. 

Dipnet Charters must be paid in full at time of booking. See FAQ for cancellation policy.

Proxy permits are welcome and a $50 fee per permit will apply.

Re-booking fee of $25 will apply to charters that need to be re-booked.

Kids 12 and under can share a net of an accompanying adult for $125.00. One child per adult. Space is limited.

We offer a $20 discount to our Military, Veteran and First Responder communities. Thank you for your serivce! 

Daily Charter Start Times

Morning    6:00am
Noon         12:00pm 

Limited Availability
The Dipnet Express   6:00pm

Midnight Sun             12:00am 

Check availability online to book the Dipnet Express or the Midnight Sun Charters. 

We are Guides not Gods!

We don't guarantee fish or limits but promise to put you in the best position possible to maximize your opportunity to dipnet salmon.  Factors outside our control include but are not limited to run timing, river conditions or an individual's skill level. These factors can impact fishing success.  As such, we don't offer refunds based on fishing success. 

Gratuities Not Included

Guides and Deckhands work extremely hard to ensure your trip on the Copper River is safe and memorable regardless of fishing success. Please consider a tip in recognition of their efforts.