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

St. Joe River - ID

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

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NW Outfitters's Tip of the Week

Dropping but still very big.

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Map of St. Joe River

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

5-Day Outlook as of 5/4/21

Dropping for now, but might hover a little with the warm days coming.

Techniques & Tips as of 5/4/21

Be careful. Fish the edges, inside bends, slow seams if you want to get out. Water is big.

Current Conditions as of 5/4/21

Dropping for now, but might hover a little with the warm days coming.

Local Species Available Year Round (Prime: June - October)

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    Primarily Westslope Cutthroat Trout

NW Outfitters's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Stimulator olive, royal 10-14
Blue Wing Olive Parachute olive 16-18
Bead Head Rubber-Legged Orvis CJ olive, black 8-12
TH Duracell Jig black, 12-16
Sparkle Minnow olive, yellow/brown 4-6
Dali Lama olive/white, white, 6
Tactical Tungsten Belly Worm red, pink 10-12
GD SculpSnack sculpin 6
Rubber leg nymphs black, olive, brown 8-12
Chubby Chernobyls red, purple, golden 8-12


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NW Outfitters's Recommended Gear

Description: About St. Joe River

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 fish in a very scenic river.

Nearest Airport:

Spokane International Airport


Streamers, nymphs, march browns, hendricksons, bwo's,

Best Time to Fish:


Best Stretch:

Below Avery

Best Access:

Pull outs along the road, boat ramps