St. Joe River, Idaho Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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St. Joe River, Idaho Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Some storms at the end of last week bumped the flows, but it is back on the drop and the fishing has been very good. A lot of the wade spots are still a little pushy, but will improve as it keeps dropping.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing St. Joe River is currently Excellent

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 2740 @ Calder; 595 @ Red Ives

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 53 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: Mid day thru evening

Best stretch: Entire river is starting to open up!

Best access point: Road is open above Avery.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Golden stones, march browns, grey drakes, green drakes, bwo's, carpenter ants.

Fish species: Primarily Westslope Cutthroat Trout

Fishing season: Year Round (Prime: June - October)

Nearest airport: Spokane International Airport

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St. Joe River Description

The St. Joe River flows through the panhandle region of northern Idaho and is a blue ribbon fishery for Native West Slope Cutthroat trout. The lower portion can be floated but above Avery it is primarily walk and wade water. The best times to count on good fishing are from early June through mid October. Some years like this spring there is decent pre runoff fishing in early to mid spring. These are beautiful ...

Techniques & Tips

Floating the lower is still a great option, but as it keeps dropping the upper river should really start to open up.

7-Day Forecast

Cool weather this week should get the BWO's and drakes going on the upper river. We might get a little bump in flows with the rain, but it shouldn't be enough to put the fishing off. Rain in June is a good thing!

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