So it seems every year I hear of people claiming during dipnet season the Kenai and Kasilof river mouths are for dipnetting only and closed to sportfishing.
That is totally wrong! those areas are never closed to sportfishing. I would post a link to the regs but it doesn't say those areas are closed or specifically that they are open. But nowhere does it say they are closed to sportfishing in the legal dipnetting areas before during or after dipnet season.
Now I will say it would be foolish to try and fish amongst the throngs of dipnetters in those areas while dipnetting is going on. Not to mention the trash and waste left behind both human waste and fish waste you would have to dodge.
It might also be unethical to be flinging hooks around a bunch of dipnetters trying to fill their freezers.
Where do people get this notion of exclusive dipnetting zones from?
Do dipnetters spread these rumors or is it just an assumption of the misinformed?
Also if you think I am wrong please feel free to post a link or other evidence that proves your point though you won't find any.