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    Planing an Alaska float trip on the kanektok River

    https://youtu.be/roAP_Rr-6WQ

    Any body been? Anyone have any experience here?

    Just contacted Papa Bear Adventures regarding late a Aug 2016 trip.

    Place looks awesome!

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    Re: Planing an Alaska float trip on the kanektok River

    No, but after that video, how can you not want to head straight there?

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    Re: Planing an Alaska float trip on the kanektok River

    Stay home. There are no fish in Alaska.

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    Re: Planing an Alaska float trip on the kanektok River

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsignarcher View Post
    https://youtu.be/roAP_Rr-6WQ

    Any body been? Anyone have any experience here?

    Just contacted Papa Bear Adventures regarding late a Aug 2016 trip.

    Place looks awesome!
    Did this trip about 10 years ago and used Papa Bears too. We did it in Sept and spread it over 10 days. I can honestly say that it was the best trip of my life. There were 3 of us unguided. The top half of the river was loaded with silvers, dollies, grayling. You could literally catch 200 silvers a day til you gave up. I would mainly start off on a pod by mousing before going down to get them. The 2nd half or lower river where you will start to encounter some native and lodge traffic is where all the big leopard bows were. The river was filled with log jams and under every log jam were giant bows gorging on the dead salmon that hung up on the root balls. Bring lots of flesh flies. We didnt see another angler or group until we got to the 50 mile or so mark except a boat load of natives going carabou hunting, They couldnt fit another person in the boat. They would pull ashore, one would get out and climb a hill and glass for the herd then come down and off they would go. They came back a couple days later with carabou hanging off that boat, I have no idea how it floated.
    This is the trip to end them all. I would recommend doing it yourself so you could do the entire river and I know you can do it in 8 days but I would think about 10, problem with that is bringing fresh food. Youll have to plan that out pretty well. IM me if you want any more info. And pick an alternative river in case that is either blown out or too dry. I want to get back there.


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    Re: Planing an Alaska float trip on the kanektok River

    Quote Originally Posted by CTobias View Post
    Stay home. There are no fish in Alaska.
    Is that why the bears are killing and eating most of the anglers showing up in your state this season? Nothing left to eat, I guess. Be careful out there.

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    Re: Planing an Alaska float trip on the kanektok River

    Quote Originally Posted by CTobias View Post
    Stay home. There are no fish in Alaska.
    Did you buy a plane yet?


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    Re: Planing an Alaska float trip on the kanektok River

    Quote Originally Posted by brachycentrus View Post
    Did this trip about 10 years ago and used Papa Bears too. We did it in Sept and spread it over 10 days. I can honestly say that it was the best trip of my life. There were 3 of us unguided. The top half of the river was loaded with silvers, dollies, grayling. You could literally catch 200 silvers a day til you gave up. I would mainly start off on a pod by mousing before going down to get them. The 2nd half or lower river where you will start to encounter some native and lodge traffic is where all the big leopard bows were. The river was filled with log jams and under every log jam were giant bows gorging on the dead salmon that hung up on the root balls. Bring lots of flesh flies. We didnt see another angler or group until we got to the 50 mile or so mark except a boat load of natives going carabou hunting, They couldnt fit another person in the boat. They would pull ashore, one would get out and climb a hill and glass for the herd then come down and off they would go. They came back a couple days later with carabou hanging off that boat, I have no idea how it floated.
    This is the trip to end them all. I would recommend doing it yourself so you could do the entire river and I know you can do it in 8 days but I would think about 10, problem with that is bringing fresh food. Youll have to plan that out pretty well. IM me if you want any more info. And pick an alternative river in case that is either blown out or too dry. I want to get back there.

    THANK YOU! You can't get a better reply than that!

    I contacted popa bears yesterday and they are calling me tomorrow to go over everything. JC is hooking me up with a friend he has out there also. When I get a better idea of what exactly where gonna be doing I will definitely message you, THNX AGAIN!


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    Re: Planing an Alaska float trip on the kanektok River

    Tobias, I just looked at your last set of pics. Did you add a pilot to your operation?


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    Re: Planing an Alaska float trip on the kanektok River

    You should have a blast!!! I'm headed up to Cooper Landing mid September for the monster leopards and steelhead. Cant wait!!!!

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    Re: Planing an Alaska float trip on the kanektok River

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsignarcher View Post
    Did you buy a plane yet?
    I was about to buy one.

    From the mall. Remote controlled, with a two cycle motor.

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    Re: Planing an Alaska float trip on the kanektok River

    Quote Originally Posted by sunsignarcher View Post
    Tobias, I just looked at your last set of pics. Did you add a pilot to your operation?
    I wish. It was just some rich folks taking off in their plane from the Deshka River

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    Re: Planing an Alaska float trip on the kanektok River

    my retirement plan involves the purchase of an R44, Ill be in touch.







    in 10 yrs


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