I've been going down to Kenai for the past several years to dipnet. I may not have that kind of time this summer and am looking for info on Chitina. I realize that Kenai's probably a walk in the park compared to how it can get down on the Copper, i.e. less difficult, more consistent, compared to pretty dangerous and less consistency, etc. I've looked at the Chitina dipnetters website and it has a lot of good info on there. I would although appreciate hearing from some of you. I don't have a 4 wheeler, nor a boat. I realize that some of these questions may sound pretty remedial and/or silly to some of you folks, but i have to start somewhere; my dipnetting experience being limited to kenai and all. Here's what I'm interested in finding out:
-will my 5ft hoop net work? I've heard otherwise, especially when fishing from shore, due to the current.
-logisitcs. how do i get to where i need to be if i don't have a boat or an atv? i've heard of a boat shuttle up to o'brien, but that's all i've heard.
-timeframe. although i know that this is a tough one to answer, perhaps somebody has some guesstimates?
-definitely a 2 man (or more) operation?
and anything else anybody would like to add?
would greatly appreciate any advice, suggestions you may have.