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    For a rookie how do I gauge the river level at the subsistence bridge? Want to make sure I bring extra pole if needed. Don't want to have to Jimmy rig it

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishGod View Post
    My thoughts as well, and thank you for sharing this water volume chart! I have dipped for years in Chitna and have not seen that chart 👍

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    Wouldn't the river level at the Chitina Bridge be more informative for the dipnetting zone(s), than the Million Dollar Bridge which is way downstream? That local water level is posted on the Chitina Dipnetters Association webpage:

    https://www.chitinadipnetters.com/graphs
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    Here is another river level source from NOAA that shows the entire state. Zoom in on the map and then hover over location with mouse to see current levels for a particular river. https://water.weather.gov/ahps/region.php?state=ak

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    Very slow fishing in the canyon. 7/29. Skunked for the first time.

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    I've been watching the counts at Miles Lake. They aren't good at all. 2-3K of fish a day. Although...Ö the yearly total looks promising.

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    Water level goes up and counts go down, seems like a trend. Maybe fish are holding or the sonar is not picking them up, but it is getting later so who knows, maybe the numbers are low.

    Any recent reports above or below the bridge?

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    Jul-28 1,974 701,577 723,426 Water Level Reading: 43.88 meters
    Jul-27 2,293 699,603 720,330 Water Level Reading: 43.75 meters
    Jul-26 2,700 697,310 717,558 Water Level Reading: 43.56 meters
    Jul-25 3,132 694,610 714,216 Water Level Reading: 43.40 meters
    Jul-24 4,363 691,478 710,502 Water Level Reading: 43.24 meters
    Jul-23 5,406 687,115 706,710 Water Level Reading: 43.06 meters
    Jul-22 7,249 681,709 700,014 Water Level Reading: 42.72 meters
    Jul-21 10,211 674,460
    The numbers are not good at all.

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    A buddy and I drove to Chitina Wednesday after work and gotin line for a Thursday drop off with Hem. The river is exceptionally high,higher than Iíve ever seen it. Reports from that day had been good, so we wentto be optimistic about Thursday. We got dropped off about 6 am, and got a netin the water almost immediately. Had the first fish on shore before we had thework station set up. It went pretty much like that for the next 6 hrs, withfish coming through in pulses, and we ended up with 60 reds. We were back atthe cleaning station at 1.

    By and large, the fish were larger than Iím used to catchingup there. Someone said it may because of a larger-than-anticipated return ofGulkana Hatchery fish. I did notice the flesh was more orange than usual, andnot as firm. But still fat laden. The fish were all as bright as a Copper RiverRed caught at Chitina ever is.


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    Friday 8/17: 10/hr

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    Went out thursday at 6 am. Fishing was hot!
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    Shout out Gr8ful, shout out Brother Frances! Gone from this thread for two years but not forgotten.

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    Question for someone in the know. Where are the silvers headed when they get caught at Chitina?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FairbanksFlies View Post
    Question for someone in the know. Where are the silvers headed when they get caught at Chitina?
    I don't think it's any one place for all of them, but we used to catch them in the Tonsina when I lived in Glennallen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coho slayer View Post
    I don't think it's any one place for all of them, but we used to catch them in the Tonsina when I lived in Glennallen.
    Thanks. Here's another one. Does the Tazlina not get much of a run? I've never seen anyone fishing there, but the rivers above and below seem to get plenty of fish and fishermen.

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