The Dipnet Express
The Dipnet Express was born from the high demand for our dipnet charters and Alaska's never ending summer sun. We wanted to offer a compressed charter (2-1/2 hours) for those dipnetters who are short on time, or were not able to board our other charters earlier in the day. Departing at 6pm, this is a great option for walk-ups and Alaskan's who are traveling to McCarthy or to Valdez with only a short window of time to try and net some Copper River Salmon from one of our boats. Stop by, call or book online today!
Have a group of friends or don't want to fish with strangers? We are now offering an option to "Book The Boat" for an express charter. Contact us if you are interested in this opportunity to dip with your crew!
MUST BE ALASKAN RESIDENT TO PARTICIPATE
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 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 2-1/2 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 10th (Managed in season by AK DFG E.O.)
RESIDENTS MUST HAVE THE COPPER RIVER CHITINA PERSONAL USE PERMIT
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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. A Fuel surcharge of 5% will be applied if pump price at The Hub Glennallen exceeds $4.00 per gallon as found on Gas Buddy App.
Dip from the boat: $229*
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