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    Flipping a coin in the morning...its either Valdez for 2 days, or Willow Creek down the Parks Hwy. I know its a bit late for Willow, but hoping there are some late fish, maybe some bows hangin out at the mouth. Anyone been there in the last few days? I know it was high about a week ago. Thx for anyone replying back.

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    I was wondering the same. Anyone know how the river is running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKSweetPete View Post
    I was wondering the same. Anyone know how the river is running?




    Still looks good, but if the rains continue it will jump back up;

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    Water isn't gin clear but it is fishable. Wading across stream will be sketchy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DannerAK View Post
    Water isn't gin clear but it is fishable. Wading across stream will be sketchy.
    wade, stumble, trip, swear
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    when wadeing across a stream, if you ever question yourself do not do so. if its raining and you question your crossing definatly dont do it as the level can rise faster then thought and 1 or 2 inches can make a differance if you barely made it across the first time. be safe every one and get your fish on next year as well as many more years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishGod View Post
    wade, stumble, trip, swear
    Yeap That's how I do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishGod View Post
    wade, stumble, trip, swear
    Much the same, with the addition after "swear"; shake off/wring out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutslayer View Post
    when wadeing across a stream, if you ever question yourself do not do so. if its raining and you question your crossing definatly dont do it as the level can rise faster then thought and 1 or 2 inches can make a differance if you barely made it across the first time. be safe every one and get your fish on next year as well as many more years.
    X10, especially if you think you know a stream, I'm finding that the big flood last year changed a few things and not for the better...

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    And there is a lot of loose sediment and sand that is ever changing even day to day with varying water levels. I've sunk to above the knee several times this season. Bring a buddy and choose your steps wisely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dkwarthog View Post
    X10, especially if you think you know a stream, I'm finding that the big flood last year changed a few things and not for the better...
    Lots of wader/raft puncturing hazards on willow with at least 6 cabins washed in last fall. Metal roofing, boards w/nails& screws sticking out. Be careful!
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