Peter Tobin and Bob Adams spent 7 days fishing the St. Joe River. We stayed at Cabins on the river. We used a guide for a one day float trip and this was rewarding with some very large west slope cutt throat trout ranging to 18 inches caught with large dry flies and some with dry strike indcators and 2nd lower nymphs. We highly recommend this guide for anyone interested.
The next days were fished from walk-ins to the river above Calder and above Avery. We fished dry flies and caught many nice cutts from 13 to 18 inches. Access was difficult given the challenges to get to prime spots and also the increased number of folks fly fishing the river and taking these spots.
The last day on the St. Joe was sunny and we had a section of river exclusive from 8 am to 4 pm. We took our chair and lunch and enoyed the river. The morning started slow but once the sun hit the river we have fish feeding from the rapids down the section. We both nailed big cutts all on dry flies!!!! This is one of 7 cutts I caught this day. My biggest I measured over 18 inches. Peter caught one bigger!
We have already booked our stay for 2024! Hope more guys/gals from our WIFFC club make the event next year!