I just spent exactly 2 hours reading the search results of several searches I did on river hunting brown bears. My brother and I have been trying to do a brown bear hunt now for the better part of 8 years. his work, my deployments, etc. anyway, I just got a new job and won't have a lot of vacation time this fall. I also just got a 2007 Wooldridge Sport and would like to utilize it to hunt browns with my brother sometime this fall. One thing scares the heck out of me. Going in late and having the water disappear on us from the cold temps. Yikes. I can think of all sorts of bad stuff that could result from that. Can anyone recommend a couple river systems we could hunt for maybe a week and see bears? Not 10 footers, just plenty of bears?? Maybe a wolf? how about the Su? How far can a guy go up that in a jet boat? I mean a fairly heavy 20 foot outboard jet with a lot of food and crap on it?? I also like the thought of trying to come into one of the rvers down near Cordova as the locals down there came right out and asked me and another buddy in 2006 to "please come back down here and kill some of these bears". We didn't see anything that weekend but a couple old tracks. My wife and I ran into a big bruiser in 2007 after a moose calf and I couldn't take the shot. Saw another on one of the river beds, I forget now which one. Anyone ever have a jet boat down in Cordova?? Any other recommended rivers we can try? I would of course go run the river to see how it is and check for critters. Thoughts?