I drew DB246 for spring 2016. When I put in I had heard some decent things and figured either to stake out a stretch of Sevenmile Beach or work some high land off of one of the two lakes north of Larsen's Bay. However, I keep going back to the idea of floating the 22 odd miles of the Karluk River from the Larsen's Bay portage to the Karluk Lagoon. Honestly I think a float trip would be a lot of fun, with the idea of floating to the start of the mountains and then setting up camp on the banks somewhere near an ideal looking spot and hunting it out for a couple days and move on as appropriate. I guess my question is my odds of taking a bear hunting that river valley and adjacent uplands. Everything I have seen suggests that the bears will be mostly up high in the spring, with some others foraging the beaches, and they won't really start staking out the river until the salmon show up. I plan to hunt late - right up to May 15, so not sure my timing would make any difference, but thought I'd throw that out there. Anyone out there hunted DB246? Successful? Thoughts on strategy? Thought on success odds doing float hunt down the Karluk? (FYI - I know about the fees to hunt the native lands portion of the unit - once in a lifetime hunt, so I just want to do what gives me the best odds.). Thanks very much for any thoughts or info you can provide.