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