North Idaho Fishing Update

Sean Visintainer - 09/04/12

St Joe Westslope Cutthroat Trout. Photo by Michael Visintainer

Summer is dwindling quick. Morning water temps on the St. Joe and North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene Rivers have dropped dramatically.

In the morning run either:

  1. Sleep in until the water warms up in the late morning.
  2. Nymph with some flashy bead head patterns.
  3. Whack the shit out of them on streamers.

Terrestrials during the heat of the day will definitely get fish up on the surface, as well as caddis, yellow sallies, small attractors, bwo's, and caddis. Even though there isn't much for pmd's they will get a little attention. Pretty quick here we should have some Mahoganies and October Caddis... for now enjoy the final days of summer!

Photos from the Upper St Joe River - Past Spruce Tree - September 3, 2012

Photos by Michael Visintainer Sean and his dog Eddy hiking up the Upper St Joe River in Idaho. Visintainer Family out Fly Fishing on the St Joe River Sean landing a Westslope Cutthroat Trout in his wood net! The Family casting for cutties. Cutthroat Trout with a Hickman's Skiddish Molt fly in its mouth. Caught a nice Cutthroat on Hickman's Skiddish Smolt Fly.