Chitina personal use - "Dipnet Below the bridge"

Trip Description


This is a fully guided and outfitted trip on the Copper River. We will demonstrate location specific dipnetting techniques and work with you throughout the charter to perfect those skills. We will 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 the fishery and is about 5-1/2 hours start to finish.

The Copper River is divided into two sub districts for management purposes. Users may participate in only ONE of these two fisheries in any regulatory year. 

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 such as Fred Meyer's, Sportsman's Warehouse, & Mountain View Sports. The permit costs $15. This fishery is managed weekly by Emergency Orders. This is based on fish counts from Miles Lake sonar station. 

Below the Bridge - Chitina Subdistrict (Personal Use Permit)
Sockeye & King Salmon - June 7th - August 16th (Managed in season by AK DFG E.O.)


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Limits are 25 for head of household + 10ea for additional household members. 

If open, one of these fish may be a King Salmon.  

*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 four passengers when booking. A fifth can be added at a reduced price, call for details.

Pricing & Availability

Dip from the boat Weekday 

(Mon-Thu) $289* 

Dip from the boat Weekend 

(Fri-Sun) $329*  

Daily Charter Times: 

Morning    6:00am 

Noon         12:00pm 
Limited Availability* *
Midnight Sun 12:00am

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