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    I was wondering where is the closest Fish Cleaning Station to Eagle River is. i didn't have the proper knife to do anything but gut them at Chitina, any help would be greatly appreciated

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    I believe Eklutna Tailrace or maybe even Mirror Lake would be your best bet... "fishon"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob the fisher View Post
    I believe Eklutna Tailrace or maybe even Mirror Lake would be your best bet... "fishon"
    I disagree. Mirror Lake is not a garbage dump...nor is there a cleaning station there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob the fisher View Post
    I believe Eklutna Tailrace or maybe even Mirror Lake would be your best bet... "fishon"
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    I disagree. Mirror Lake is not a garbage dump...nor is there a cleaning station there.
    I agree with Frosty!

    Why would you go all the way to Chitina and not bring a "proper" knife?

    Anyway, as has been mentioned, your garage and a trip to the landfill is likely the best option, as many of us here in the Mat-Su aren't real keen on the Anchorage crowd dumping fish/moose/pet carcasses out here....Which happens rather frequently.

    Dumping a dipnet trips worth of carcasses anywhere but the landfill isn't going to win one many kudos from folks.
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    Ship Creek used to have a table at the north side of the foot bridge below the C-Street bridge.

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    I agree with disposing the remains at the landfill which, by the way, is the nearest option to Eagle River.

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    For eagle river, yes it's the landfill. You really don't want to just dump them anyplace in large numbers. I know I don't want them in the "river" at eagle river, due to accidental bear issues (maybe). If you can't clean them at the site and your returning home, I would put a tarp out, clean your fish and then put all your scraps into a bag or bags and then take them to the dump. The eagles will love you for it I'm sure as well.
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    And this is what gives dip netters a bad name.
    Quote Originally Posted by Curtisd View Post
    I was wondering where is the closest Fish Cleaning Station to Eagle River is. i didn't have the proper knife to do anything but gut them at Chitina, any help would be greatly appreciated

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    My apologies to all for giving advise. I guess the lesson here is to never forget your fillet knife... "fishon"
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    One should not put fish or parts of fish from one body of water into another body of water! Doing this can cause major problems for the fish in that river

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    The OP never said he was going to dump the carcasses anywhere, just asked about a fish cleaning table (which would indicate that he'd trying to do the right thing).

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    Quote Originally Posted by skydiver View Post
    The OP never said he was going to dump the carcasses anywhere, just asked about a fish cleaning table (which would indicate that he'd trying to do the right thing).
    True, but the advice given to just dump the carcasses in Mirror Lake was not right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostbitten View Post
    True, but the advice given to just dump the carcasses in Mirror Lake was not right.
    I missed that one, did the post get deleted?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob the fisher View Post
    I believe Eklutna Tailrace or maybe even Mirror Lake would be your best bet... "fishon"
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob the fisher View Post
    My apologies to all for giving advise. I guess the lesson here is to never forget your fillet knife... "fishon"
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    I missed that one, did the post get deleted?

    Post number two, then followed up as shown above.

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    I still do not see where any one advised the OP where to dump anything, only the possibility of a cleaning station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkinnyRaven View Post
    I still do not see where any one advised the OP where to dump anything, only the possibility of a cleaning station.
    The poster that recommended using Mirror Lake made the same post in another thread, and was very clear that he felt dumping the carcasses in the lake would benefit the lake and eagles etc. I don't recall the name of the other thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostbitten View Post
    The poster that recommended using Mirror Lake made the same post in another thread, and was very clear that he felt dumping the carcasses in the lake would benefit the lake and eagles etc. I don't recall the name of the other thread.
    That now makes sense.

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    Got it. Guess that's what happens when you only frequent the saltwater fishing and the power boating sections

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    Remember this?
    http://www.alaskadispatch.com/articl...salmon-dumping
    Apparently dumping in local waters is not only unethical but also illegal. Most people are also not going to dump their fish in water deep enough to not be a problem or current fast enough to carry them away and that is not including the disease and bear issues as previously stated.
    If a person cannot remember to bring a fillet knife dipnetting........ well I'll just say bring a knife with you. It is ridiculous not to. REDICULOUS!!!
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