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    Have been hearing from a few people that kings are showing up pretty good already. Surprised we don't have anything on here yet from the experts. What's going on down there? Mouth fishing or are they above the bridge yet?


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    A buddy of mine who has a cabin down there says there is a early run... says it moves through pretty fast and if you miss it your spending a long day casting but if you hit it you can catch lots of fish and have the river to yourself, he says there is a lull between these fish and the main run, ie there may be some kings there now but very little next week for people fishing by the bridge.

    This is 100% second hand knowledge I've never fish Kings on the Gulkana and only am repeating what I heard from a friend (this week)

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    I've heard of a few taken. Not seen any pics or confirmed for myself.
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    Surprised to see nothing more! Where's Walt? Too busy up to his knees in kings?

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    Walt here:

    Just returned from a family vacation.

    We have been on the river for only a few day and most were muddy. The river has cleaned up late today and fishing is slow but picking up. I expect the river will be 100% cleaned up by morning and we will see more kings taken. Just a heads up we are hearing that the AF&G is looking at closing the river starting June 19th so you might want to get out here and get your fishing done before it happens if it happens. This info is not official just who I know who works for Fish and Game.


    Sucks but it is what it is.

    We started seeing the first of the Reds being caught today so there is a up side!


    We have added Fish Cats for our Solo fishermen and the price is right at $65 per day. 9 foot Cats perfect for 1!

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    http://www.adn.com/adventure/fishing...-restrictions/

    Catch and release, no bait, starting Saturday and closed soon after it sounds.

    Worth making a run before Saturday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMac View Post
    http://www.adn.com/adventure/fishing...-restrictions/

    Catch and release, no bait, starting Saturday and closed soon after it sounds.

    Worth making a run before Saturday?
    We have been hammered with last minute calls from folks wanting to make a fast trip to Gulkana to beat the closure. I have even added a "Night Shift" for the next fear days putting rafters on the river for over night trips.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gulkana Rafting View Post
    We have been hammered with last minute calls from folks wanting to make a fast trip to Gulkana to beat the closure. I have even added a "Night Shift" for the next fear days putting rafters on the river for over night trips.


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    But are water levels and king numbers promising for those folks??

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    The water level is fine. We have had rafts on the river for about a week and it has dropped but not an issue. The King numbers...Well they are not what I would like to see but my guys and the guides are landing kings.

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    Thanks


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    Reports?


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    Took a nice one on the last day of fishing. Our party hooked 13 just in 1 hole. I would say the Kings are there. Not sure why the counter is not reflecting the number of fish in that river but there appear to be decent numbers in there.
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    A neighbor friend with a cabin on the river said he caught 29 kings in 9 days fishing 1 hour per day. He echo'd C6 Batmobile's comment.


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