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    Default Drift only mondays and dipping?

    Is it legal to have a motorized boat on mondays as long as you are not sport fishing?Launch at the pillars and run down stream?

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    No motors on mondays! One day of peace and quiet. Put in at the city dock. Thankyou

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinookee2004 View Post
    No motors on mondays! One day of peace and quiet. Put in at the city dock. Thankyou
    Wish that were true... last monday i saw a LOT of motorized boats on the river, in the area of the Centennial Park launch in Soldotna. There were dippers, guys transporting fishermen in waders to and from the boat launch and at least one guide with rods and clients in motorized boats. So much for drift only monday... Don't know if it's legal or not, but there were a lot on the river.
    English is an odd language. It can understood through tough thorough thought, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinookee2004 View Post
    No motors on mondays! One day of peace and quiet. Put in at the city dock. Thankyou
    Here is what it actually says in the regs.

    Drift-only Mondays downstream of Skilak Lake
    On Mondays from May 1–July 31 (except Memorial Day): 1) no one may fish from anymotorized vessel downstream from the outlet of Skilak Lake. Between the outlet of SkilakLake and the Sterling Hwy bridge in Soldotna, a motorized vessel is one that has a motoron board, and 2) between the Sterling Hwy bridge and the mouth of the Kenai River, no onemay sport fish from a motorized vessel that has on board more than one single motor greaterthan 10 hp. A motor 10 hp or less may be used only downstream of an ADF&G marker at
    Cunningham Park, and only after fishing from the vessel has stopped for the day.

    Perfectly legal to have a motorized boat, you just can't fish from it, unless you are below the Sterling Highway bridge (Soldotna) where you are just limited to a 10hp max. Dipnetting is not considered sport fishing, thus does not fall under these regulations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anchskier View Post
    Here is what it actually says in the regs.

    Drift-only Mondays downstream of Skilak Lake
    On Mondays from May 1–July 31 (except Memorial Day): 1) no one may fish from anymotorized vessel downstream from the outlet of Skilak Lake. Between the outlet of SkilakLake and the Sterling Hwy bridge in Soldotna, a motorized vessel is one that has a motoron board, and 2) between the Sterling Hwy bridge and the mouth of the Kenai River, no onemay sport fish from a motorized vessel that has on board more than one single motor greaterthan 10 hp. A motor 10 hp or less may be used only downstream of an ADF&G marker at
    Cunningham Park, and only after fishing from the vessel has stopped for the day.

    Perfectly legal to have a motorized boat, you just can't fish from it, unless you are below the Sterling Highway bridge (Soldotna) where you are just limited to a 10hp max. Dipnetting is not considered sport fishing, thus does not fall under these regulations.
    I thought that was okay,but wasn't sure.Hopefully can pick some up tomorrow.

    Thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anchskier View Post
    Here is what it actually says in the regs.

    Drift-only Mondays downstream of Skilak Lake
    On Mondays from May 1–July 31 (except Memorial Day): 1) no one may fish from anymotorized vessel downstream from the outlet of Skilak Lake. Between the outlet of SkilakLake and the Sterling Hwy bridge in Soldotna, a motorized vessel is one that has a motoron board, and 2) between the Sterling Hwy bridge and the mouth of the Kenai River, no onemay sport fish from a motorized vessel that has on board more than one single motor greaterthan 10 hp. A motor 10 hp or less may be used only downstream of an ADF&G marker at
    Cunningham Park, and only after fishing from the vessel has stopped for the day.

    Perfectly legal to have a motorized boat, you just can't fish from it, unless you are below the Sterling Highway bridge (Soldotna) where you are just limited to a 10hp max. Dipnetting is not considered sport fishing, thus does not fall under these regulations.
    Really?? Then why must you have a sport fish license to dip net??

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