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    Default Kenai, Middle River Questions!

    So have decided to put the boat in the Kenai here in a couple weeks and looking for some tips.

    We were thinking of putting in @ Skilak and just fishing the dunes down to Rainbow Alley. Would this be a good first outing or would it be better to put in @ Bings and motor up and check out more of the river?

    Never been on the middle in a power boat, just drift boats.

    Thanks!

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    Would be a great start...lots of fish in that area...watch for the sand/gravel bars if you run a prop. Start really early and Skilak will be glass but use caution coming back as the wind usually blows straight to the mouth and gets big rollers there.


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    Take an extra prop and wrench/plier to change it. Not that you will need it, but you never know. Parts of the middle are hard to read for gravel bars. Skag protector would be good too.
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    Either way is fine. There is plenty of water if you are even close to the channel. I am guessing it is 6 hours or so to go from the lower Skilak launch to Bings, but this is just a guess since it has been quite a while since I have done that. I don't know where you would pull out around Rainbow Alley. Are you talking about motoring back up or pulling out at the keys or something?
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    Was just thinking about fishing the upper portion and down past Rainbow Alley then back across Skilak. Gonna be in my 16' Aluminum.

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    No problem the way you want to do it. If you see the wind coming up, head back across Skilak. It can be incredibly nasty and sometimes you don't realize how big the waves are until you are in it. Then turning around can be dangerous. If you get stuck, you can walk along the shore to get your vehicle. One guy drives the truck down to Bings and another takes the baot. Or you can go to Bings and call a taxi to take you back for your truck.

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    Xanfly,

    Either putting in at Skilak or Bings is fine. If the weather is marginal, just put in at Bings and motor up. It is a great section of the river, and you can easily cover it in a powerboat in a day. If you know how to tell where the channel is, you will be fine. The only tricky part this time of year is up near Skilak. If you are heading upstream, stay to the right when you come out of the narrow section and it really widens out. This is all one bend down from Skilak.
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