Our adventure turned into a misadventure. We launched at the Bridge upriver and right around noon we capsized against Preacher's rock.
Good news is we all survived and even caught fish upriver. Bad news is a capsized raft. It popped back up after all but my husband was off of it...he was able to float over to us on shore
Upper Kenai water levels are crazy high and that water was moving so fast, we barely had time to think after rounding Schooner's and couldn't get to the right to make it around Preacher's rock. Everyone had lifejackets on, so we all made it to shore, lost our poles/tackle/everything else...but we're all safe. Paramedics in Cooper Landing are great folks!!!!
Oh, and since I posted this on the fishing forums because you are some of the people we know...we did catch a nice beautiful red upriver.
So, if anyone at Russian River Ferry crossing or downriver caught a blue cooler or any number of our fly poles, it would make my day to retrieve them.
Be safe out there and wear your PFD's!