I just got off the Gila River on Sunday. We did a 2-day descent of the 40-mile wilderness section in hardshell kayaks (btw, I don't recommend this method, take your time!). The river was between 800-900cfs the whole weekend after peaking at 2280cfs earlier last week.
There were only 2 river-wide strainers on our trip. One was about 1 mile above turkey creek, the second about 1 mile below. approximate locations (pulled from my gps tracker based on our portages) are below:
The first was easier to avoid as there is a good beach on river left just above it.
The second snuck up on us and had only very small eddys on river left. I ended up having to hold a branch until my group could hold me stead long enough to not get washed into the tree (I was up front and didn't have as many options by the time I saw it).
Everything else was really clean, some trees hanging into the side of the river, but lots of room to get around. A raft might have trouble squeezing by some depending on its size.