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    I am hopefully getting my first raft of the summer and want to float from oilwell road down to the deshka and I have several questions about this.

    1. I've heard putting in at oilwell instead of petersville doesn't take much from the trip. Is this true? Our main purpose will be to fish and we want to target salmon and rainbows.

    2. How is the fishing on this creek and the tributarys. We are looking at early july, I know king fishing is closed up that high but we want a good float with good rainbow chances. Is this possible? If you've fished it what did you use? What did you catch? And are there any areas you would really focus on.

    3. Timing, both how long would it take? and when would be the ideal time to maximize good rainbow and salmon fishing be?

    4. Shuttle service, who provides a reliable cost effective way to get from the deshka to talkeetna? Also where should we think about floating too? I've heard power boats and rafts don't mix well at the susitna-deshka mouth. Is there a better place to pull out and be shuttled from?

    Thanks for any help you guys may be.

    Matt

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    Better bring a chainsaw and plan on portaging a lot of beaver dams.

    Worst float I ran last year.
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    you could pull out at the lake that a lots of folks put in at
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    I've floated it the past two years and will be doing the same trip in june.The float is very slow and easy most of the way down and with easy paddling the trip takes about 3 maybe 4 nights. The fishing for rainbows and grayling is outstanding throughout the whole creek, and i've also caught small pike in the sloughs on the way down. Most people get picked up at Neil Lake. I wouldn't recomend trying to float all the way to the Susitna/Deshka mouth. Hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by chucktruck View Post
    I wouldn't recomend trying to float all the way to the Susitna/Deshka mouth.
    just out of curiosity, why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjm View Post
    just out of curiosity, why?
    <grin>

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlaskaHippie View Post
    <grin>

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    wheeny...
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    Just bring a 5 horse motor for the lower river.
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    Default Dude

    Kicker Kicker Kicker float down and across.

    You know I have a used Otter with your name on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueMoose View Post

    You know I have a used Otter with your name on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueMoose View Post
    Kicker Kicker Kicker float down and across.

    You know I have a used Otter with your name on it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :-)

    Just let me know Moose. Just started my second week of my real job and need something to look forward to.

    Thanks for your input guys, if anybody has anything else to add i'd sure appreciate any more information.

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    Default Kroto vs. Moose?

    Not trying to hijack thread, but was thinking of doing Kroto this summer. Anybody got any thoughts on Kroto vs. Moose? Talked to a guy who lives up that way and he said Kroto typically has more water in it... that was the key factor in my thinking. They are probably very similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by just.for.kicks View Post
    he said Kroto typically has more water in it...
    moose has more water for sure...kroto will require a lot more dragging...
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