My only dipnetting experience has been in the Kenai, both from the beach, and from a raft, and boat. Between the crowds, traffic, and of course the new July 2 stroke reg, it's time to move on.
What is the general dipnetting routine on the Copper River? I heard the stories of people tying themselves to a tree and dipnetting from the bank. Do people also dipnet from boats on the Copper? I heard the trail down the river isn't in too good shape. Can you just set up camp on the river for a couple of days and fish and dipnet?
Is the best spot above Chitina, below, below the Canyon, on the Chitina? Do you just beach on the shore, or gravel bar, and dip from there? Are there any boat launches in the area?
Also, does anyone ever see any GoDevil, Mudbuddy, Prodrive engines on the Copper? Thank you for your time.