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    Default Eek River

    Hello

    I`m going to raft (or use canoe) on the Eek river next summer (2007), but it`s hard to find any information (only Papa Bear Adventures). Could someone help me?

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    Default Eyak River information

    Bears Den Cabins
    P.O. Box 365
    Cordova, Alaska 99574
    Telephone: (907)424-7168
    Fax: (907)424-7156
    Email: bearsdencabins@yahoo.com


    Floating it a Raft unless you have power is more than likely not the Best idea unless you have a plan for pick up.

    Yep Yep motor is a must if you talking about the the Eyak.

    Richard Mousseau
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    yeah, he's talking about the river between bethel and dilly.

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    not the eyak river around cordova.

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    Default Oh my bad!

    Notice he attached the Eek to a post on the fishing forum. Silly Me.!

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    Disagree with Bluemoose on motor. It'll be a mistake if you plan to raft the upper corridor. Shallow nature makes the weight issue concerning, especially after August.

    What would you like to know about the Eek?

    fishing = silvers and dolleys are most abundant. No rainbows to my knowledge.

    river character = class II for the upper 45 miles or so, with deeper slower currents below the hills. motorboat pick-up down lower. Average depth ranges from 8" to 30" along the upper corridor, and then slows down trmendously and gets deeper. That's probably when a motor would be nice, but a hindrence in the upper. Takes about 5 days to cruise downstream from the upper corridor. You could do it quicker, but takes about 20-25 hours total if memory serves. The hike between the Eek and the Kwethluk is not a bad option, especially if caribou hunting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoDean View Post
    Disagree with Bluemoose on motor. It'll be a mistake if you plan to raft the upper corridor. Shallow nature makes the weight issue concerning, especially after August.

    What would you like to know about the Eek?

    fishing = silvers and dolleys are most abundant. No rainbows to my knowledge.

    river character = class II for the upper 45 miles or so, with deeper slower currents below the hills. motorboat pick-up down lower. Average depth ranges from 8" to 30" along the upper corridor, and then slows down trmendously and gets deeper. That's probably when a motor would be nice, but a hindrence in the upper. Takes about 5 days to cruise downstream from the upper corridor. You could do it quicker, but takes about 20-25 hours total if memory serves. The hike between the Eek and the Kwethluk is not a bad option, especially if caribou hunting.
    It's ok to disagree I stepped out put my foot in my mouth again. A very bad habit indeed! I thought he was asking about the Eyak River. Yep one of those days. Yep Silly Me.!

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    Hi

    Thanks for the answers I have got so far.

    The main thing that I`m wondering of is if canoe or raft is the best way to do the Eek (and what about kings?)

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