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07-20-2008, 06:56 PM
Anybody ever been on the St. Joe or the Coeur d'Alene rivers? Or any other water out that way? I am headed out that way around the 1st of August.

07-31-2008, 05:18 PM
Just got back from four days on Kelly Creek, similar to St. Joe. Talked with folks who had just spent time there, two weeks each St Joe/Kelly, and as in Kelly, water is bigger this year than ever. MT/ID had abt 600 inches of snow, yes 50 feet, and there was still snow on the ground as we passed thru Hoodoo Pass twelve days ago. Would not dissuade you; fishing excellent, water is cold and fish really feisty. I might try flies a little bigger than usual, as water is fast and big, and they have little time to decide to eat. Kelly is south of St. Joe; turn west @ Superior MT, and over 45 miles of good dirt road. Cayuse is a major tributary, and was more managable than a lot of Kelly. Another 7 miles into there where there is good camping. All wilderness; no amenities. Have a good trip. Skip W.