I have a canoe & an electric motor. There are many lakes around the Anchorage area that do not allow motorized boats and I want to use my setup on these lakes, mainly Beach Lake. Does a canoe with an electric motor count as a motorized boat?
I have asked several people and I have had two different responses. According to a trooper I talked to at Beach Lake he said an electric motor on a canoe is considered a motorized boat and entails a ticket, but I see many people fishing these lakes with electric motorts on their boats. The trooper wasnt very confident with his remark either. I called Parks and Rec. and they were very confident a canoe with an electric motor was NOT considered motorized and is legal to use in non motorized lakes such as Beach Lake & Mirror Lake.
Can anyone help me straighten this out?