Upper St. Joe Wildfires

Sean Visintainer - 07/09/21

Idaho Wild Fires

Summer wildfires

Anglers looking to head to the upper St. Joe River near Gold Creek need to be aware that lightning-caused wildfires have broken out. A lightning storm moved through the area on 7/7 with numerous lightning strikes.

If you are still planning on fishing the Joe I would use the main river road and fish below that area.

As of Thursday 7/8 our friend was up there and noted near Avery there wasn't any smoke in that area.

For more updates please use the link:

St. Joe River Road Closure link:

Alternate rivers nearby to fish if you don't want to hit the St. Joe River:

  • NF Coeur d'Alene River
  • NF Clearwater / Kelly Creek
  • Yakima River
  • Spokane River
  • Kootenai River
  • Clark Fork River
  • Grande Ronde River