Floating Clear Creek (off Talkeetna)
Has any one ever floated clear creek around this time of year? I'm looking for any info on duration, fishing, campsites, bears or logistics. If any one knows anything I'd really appreciate some tips.
It changed significantly since the flood in 2006. Make sure you get info that is from this year...which I don't have..sorry.
Bears, yes -
Haven't floated Clr Crk. Do usually see bears or sign on Spring/Fall trips to that area. This past spring, fishing a couple miles up Clr Crk with a friend, we saw frequent prints/scat on trails and two blacks along the banks. I saw claw marks on a cabin corner and puncture marks on an old cooler upstream. Camping up a tributary creek a couple years ago, we were scrupulous about keeping all food away from camp/tying it up, etc. At one site, we thought large, fresh prints suggested a brown bear crossed in the night, 10 yards from our tents - or big black maybe.
Campsites? Don't know about way upstream from the mouth. I think 1 or more Talkeetna guide services offer day floats, probably multiday floats too. This year I saw more cabins/private land up Clr Crk than I realized.
Other stuff found; info/perspectives from these forums:
1. Some fly-in-drop info:
2. Not everyone thinks Talkeetna area has bears:
3. Floating and fishing Clear Creek has been done. Nice video clip in this thread - larger group - several rafts:
6x....the last link in your reply didn't work. I'd be intrigued to see a video of the float. Any thoughts?
Try forum search, advanced search, google outdoors directory.
I just typed in Clear Creek. Should be there.