January 1993
Alaska River Guide (9780882404974);1993, p167
The article presents information on the Kanektok River in Alaska. From its source at Kagati Lake in the Ahklun Mountains in the Togiak National Wildlife Refuge, the river flows westerly for 85 miles to Kuskokwim Bay. Draining an area of 752 square miles, the Kanektok River has an average width of 200 feet and a gradient of 15 feet per mile. There are several fishing guide camps in the area. Motorboats are allowed, so if you are looking for a pristine wilderness experience, don't float the river between mid-July and mid-August, the height of sportfishing season. The upper 5 to 10 miles are shallow and may require lining or dragging boats. Below, the current moves swiftly through a braided channel where sweepers are a constant hazard. Avoiding the numerous trees is difficult, as is choosing the correct channel, so this is not a trip for beginners.


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