Spring on the St. Joe
Mike took a drive up the St. Joe River late last to see how things were shaping up for the middle of May. As expected, the water was chilly, but there were a few willing cutthroat where he could find the right water.
With the cooler, mixed weather we have had lately it has been harder to time the right days on the river. Due to the nature of the lower St. Joe River the slower currents below Avery are the best as usual. The further up you go, the colder the water, the less opportunity. This will start to change soon as the weather warms up.
Mike noted a few bugs including salmonflies and like others that have been fishing the Joe there are still some skwallas and March browns as well as some drakes (gray). Even a few yellow sallies started to make an appearance.
Since there were numerous fires above Avery last summer some of the landscape along the riverbanks will look a little different as well as some signage noting the burn areas and potential for flash flooding.
Spring is here and it's time to fish, so if you have an itch to get out it's time to scratch it!