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    Default Kenai River 2-Stroke Limitations?

    Can you dipnet from a boat with a 2 stroke on it this year?

    I've been scouring the 2010 fishing regs, and can't find where it says that you can't?

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    I'm fairly certain that the 2 stroke ban went into effect last year on the Kenai, and I don't expect that it has been or will be lifted.

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    That's what i thought too. But I've looked at ADEC, DNR and ADF&G regs, and can't find where it says you can't this year. Last year i thought it said something like "two strokes are fine below the bridge to the mouth -except during the last two weeks of July". But i don't even see that this year.

    What am i missing?

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    Default From the bridge down!

    I beleive your ok with a two stroke. Best thing to do is call the soldotna office and ask them!
    I know during July no two strokes from kenai lake to the mouth is stated but the way I read it, it's to the lower bridge!
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    Run a two stroke in the Kenai until 2013. The BOF Banned dipnetting in July with two strokes so if you want to just drive around, go for it but if you have a dipnet on board, be prepared to be cited. Look at all the commercial skiffs that are still operating. Why? cause they are not dipping. There is no dipping in July with two strokes. Period. Dippers were not allowed that grace period that the rest of the management area was allotted. The thought is that the amount of users was making the river over the federal threshhold of hydrocarbon's, during dipnetting.
    So dippers, we made the first sacrifice for the sake of the resource.
    Now I have my four grandchildren, ages 1 1/2 months/1.5 years/6 years/7 years in my house and their Mom is at the store so If I am wrong on any of this.... Well guys... What can I tell ya? Anyone want to rent a roadrat or two???? I can't think as I type this, never mind be spot on on a normal day.LOL Hope this helps
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    Default no - 2-strokes in July

    Regulations are scattered.

    No 2-stroke outboards for any purpose in the Kenai River Park (Kenai Lake to Bridge Access Road)

    No 2-strokes for dipnetting below the bridge (sight seeing, tendering ok)

    Exception for both areas being a 2-stroke Direct Fuel Injection (DFI), be careful, this is not a direct oil injection which is a different animal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by motorboatn View Post
    I beleive your ok with a two stroke. Best thing to do is call the soldotna office and ask them!
    I know during July no two strokes from kenai lake to the mouth is stated but the way I read it, it's to the lower bridge!
    Incorrect. See the other posts and the links provided to the regulations on this subject. No 2-stroke engines other than DFI for dipnetting.

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    just went to the dept of fish and game home page, in the search box type kenai river dipnetting, go to the south central managment area fishing report, and scroll down to the personal-use fishing (two stroke motors are prohibitied in the kenai river personal use dip net fishery.)

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    Default DFI Two Strokes

    Only two strokes with DFI (Direct Fuel Injection) are permitted for dipping.
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