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    Default Koyukuk Late season

    Another Koyukuk trip in the books, we made it down and back safely. We did run some rough water between Ruby and Tanana on the way home and some serious flooding and debris on the Tanana all the way to Nenana.
    We got two bulls, a 55" and a 49"...Koyukuk was way high and definately impacted the hunting.
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    That 55er is a dandy bull. Was the hunting better, more access, with the high water?
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    Nice going and yeah that 55"er is a beauty!

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    Nice bull! What kind of boat/motor did you run? How much fuel did you burn?

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    Yea, how was the Tanana with all the flooding? We met you in Tanana with the broken Wooldridge, no problems to the bridge for us. We talked about you guys when we rolled through Nenana on our way home thinking it would be a much nicer drive home to Anchorage from there vs the very long haul from the bridge over the Yukon. How long was your run from Tanana to Nenana? Any river obstacles except for the obvious flooding debris? Congrats on your hunt. How did the guys in the Thunder Jet make out?

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    Very nice congrats
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    We had to stop and clean out the pump about 6 times and the heat exchanger twice..took us 8 hours to get to Nenana. We left a few minutes after you guys did. We saw fish whhels floating around, log jams and some cabin parts and pieces...it was pretty ugly, some nasty water and debris for sure...Our boys in the Thunderjet made it home on Era from Ruby and the boat is on a barge headed up river now.

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    25' inboard jet...496 HO and a 212 with 4.0 Turbo impellor. we used around 590 gallons...avg per hour going down was 14.7 and 17 going home with two moose.

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    We could run some sloughs we couldnt normally run, The sand bars were all covered and it was hard to float hunt with the high water...we didint see nearly as many as we would have with lower water levels...

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