It must be spring time where you live because I am getting calls about trips down the Gulkana River. Well, lets take a look!
As a rule I do not book any trips out of Paxon Lake until June 10th ish. It can be a guessing game when it comes to ice out on Paxon Lake and I really worry about rafters getting flipped in that early spring run off water. This year may be diffrent than most but as a standard rule Early June is iffy and the clarity can make fishing that section bought. I have floated it as early as Memorial Day weekend but that is not the norm for sure.
We find that mid may the lower section blows out and clears up enough to do some rafting from Sourdough down but once again I like to hold out until June 1st for that section mostly due to clarity issues.
Kings hit the lower section from Sailors Pit down to the Copper about June 10th and we start seeing good Red Runs pouring into the river week 3 in June.
Time to get ready and patch that old raft, it is fishing time!
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