My brother and I have planned a float hunt/fishing trip on the Kobuk for about 10-12 days this coming Sept. This will be my first time up there, brother has been in Fairbanks the last 2 years. Our boat is a 18' cataraft. All the flights and everything have been booked.
We will be hunting Moose and Caribou and he might possibly go for a brown bear as the tags are cheap for him (res). I was wondering, what types of ranges (generally) do you shoot at up in AK near rivers? I'm looking to buy a new rifle and was thinking of a 7mm WSM or 300 Win Mag. Any tips on rifle brands? Also going to be buying a scope. After the AK trip I will be using it for Elk here in Utah.
As far as the fishing goes, would you recommend a fly rod or spinner? I would really only like to have to take one rod that will work for all the various fish up there, but would like to catch a few sheefish if possible.
My borther has the Stratham float hunt book and I just ordered a copy for myself to read up on. Any other tips to make the trip that much more exciting will be appreciated! Also, I wasn't sure where to post this, the fishing, hunting or whitewater forums. Great to have a river that provides all 3! Thanks in advance!