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    Never been there. Will drifting eggs from a cataraft work like it does on the Kenai? Will the 9.9 kicker help. Sounds like its a fast float. Headed that way on 8/2. Any tips or suggestions?

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    Put the boat on the shore a couple spots & fish from the bank. There are two good holes right at the first mile of the float if you put in at mile 14.

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    I wouldn't even take the 9.9 if I were you, just more weight. Like AKmarmot said, just stop at holes you see and toss eggs with 3/4 to 1 oz of lead. Get up early and do it (3-4AM), the guides are real early birds there and you might find that holes fill up quickly with boats.

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    thanks -
    I'll leave the motor at home. It'll be different than what I'm used to, thanks for the terminal suggestions.

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    Oh yeah,
    I'm sure a lot of things will work, but with the fast current use a real strong leader & big hook. I've used the pretied 40# double gamma hooks with a large orange corkie, & the big pencil weights.

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    Check your regs.. Kings are closed 8/1

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    Actually, not until August 10th this year depending on the stretch of river.

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    Default Kings close Aug 10th

    This is the skinny straight from the book.

    All flowing waters downstream of ADF&G marker at Mile 13.0 Klutina Lake Road: King salmon: Open season July 1–Aug 10th.

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    sweet.. I like being corrected!

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    I'll second the use of heavy tackle, those kings can get big and that current is fast. I tied up a bunch of 6/0 & 7/0 Egg Rigs with 50lb Ande. I was glad I had it too.

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    Nice fish!! How big was he and was this recent?
    Thanks,
    Greg

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    He went right at 54lbs. I wish I would've gotten some shots of how thick that guy was, because it was almost mutant thick, but he put on a good fight. That was a couple weekends ago.

    This guy was a fattie as well, short and fat, 46lbs.
    Last edited by snowcamoman; 07-21-2010 at 18:46. Reason: added image

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