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    Looking for some information on the wood river. We drew an any bull permit and would like to try and fill it around the 1st of september. I have a 21 ft North River and would like to run it up from Nenana to the Wood. I know the wood is quite shallow for the first half mile or so and after that is it is just fine. My question is, is it possible to run it in my Boat, I know it won't be easy but I think if I was careful I could navigate the water up past the mouth. What do you guys think? Oh, and is it worth it, is this a good area for moose? Thanks for any advise!!!

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    Bring a chainsaw winch.

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    The mouth will be tough, mostly what I saw were airboats, hovercraft, and small overpowered flat bottomed boats doing the best. Oh yea, and more hunters than you can shake a stick at. Check out this thread on the Wood river asking the same questions.

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    We were up there the end of September last year in a 17 foot Wooldridge, The water was low, we must have called it right as we never got stuck, we lined up and hit it at WOT and did touch in a few places. I dont know what it is like now, it can be difficult identifying the channel, and there may not be much of one this year. A buddy of mine has been up there in his 22 foot alweld ok. IMO any decent relatively flat bottomed boat, preferably w/ a tunnel should make it as long as you read it right.
    I have heard plenty of inboards get stuck at the mouth, I myself can not attest to that.
    If your NR has a deep bow and is not flat I would not try unless you have been thru it with someone else.
    As far as the hunting goes we went 30 miles and never saw any game, it was a quick trip and I am sure they were out there somewhere, there are not many bluffs or high spots where you can get up and glass on that part of the river, and somewhat high banks, so limited visibility. lotsa of old sloughs, if examined closer could be productive, if we did again, I would just drift late in the day. we never saw another boat/hunters once we got a couple miles past the mouth. Good luck

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    If you know your boat it is not that bad, it sound bad but it is not that bad.........I say go for it, if it is to bad just turn around let me know what you think when you get back it is nice too see what other people think of the same river......

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    What time do you plan on trying it? I want to watch

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