The Kenai River late red run is "managed primarily for commercial harvest" per the AK F&G. See: http://cf.adfg.state.ak.us/region2/p...ockeye08mp.pdf
Sport fisher man get a "reasonable" chance to catch salmon resources - this approach considers that only "275,000 angler days" were spent on the most fished river in AK.
I see no mention of consideration of dip netters at all in the referenced document.
With this management plan we should all understand why the boats go out with their walls of death while we are trying to spend out precious weekends trying to catch a few fish for our freezers.
More fisheries managemetn information at: http://www.sf.adfg.state.ak.us/state..._StratPlan.pdf and http://www.cf.adfg.state.ak.us/regio...kenairiver.php
Stay informed - know where you stand in the big scheme of things.