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St Joe info

Postby beutlerjc » Oct Mon 23, 2017 9:53 am

Looking to fish the St Joe. Is the twin branch dam as far up as the salmon and steelies can go? What are some good public Access points? Is it safe to Wade the area by the dam. Haven't seen it yet in person, only through Google. Help?

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Re: St Joe info

Postby Mrhighlife » Oct Mon 23, 2017 10:55 am

Yes. Twin Branch is the end of the line.
Yes safe to wade. It's a big fast river though. Keep good footing and don't go where your not comfortable and you'll be fine.

Zappia park by twin branch is a good spot. Lots of other locations for sure but I'm not really familiar with them.
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Postby luvndabeers » Oct Tue 24, 2017 4:22 am

central park, buetter park, kamms island in Mishawaka. there are probably a good dozen or so parks you can fish at. Not all are wadeable but theyre fishable. Hop on your map of choice and just look for parks, bridges, public access points WEST of Twin Branch Park. Given the rain we're getting the rivers going to be pretty blown out so keep that in mind before you plan your trip.
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Postby beutlerjc » Oct Tue 24, 2017 2:22 pm

luvndabeers wrote:central park, buetter park, kamms island in Mishawaka. there are probably a good dozen or so parks you can fish at. Not all are wadeable but theyre fishable. Hop on your map of choice and just look for parks, bridges, public access points WEST of Twin Branch Park. Given the rain we're getting the rivers going to be pretty blown out so keep that in mind before you plan your trip.
Thanks for all the info. So spinners or spawn, which is your choice?


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Re: St Joe info

Postby luvndabeers » Oct Wed 25, 2017 5:56 am

I throw spinners. I think most guys use spawn, beads, shrimp or worms.
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Re: St Joe info

Postby Nobote » Oct Sat 28, 2017 10:20 pm

It all works at one time or another. Ive caught them on just about everything, jigs, corkies, pink worm, spinners, spoons, crankbaits, spawn sacks, shrimp, night crawlers, beads, flies yarn balls etc etc etc.

Figure out what they want and theyll take it,..steelhead are competitve and curious. Sometimes showing them something different works....if you saw 5000 hamburgers fly by your face and you see a rack of ribs...thats interesting.
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Postby beutlerjc » Oct Sun 29, 2017 8:59 am

Nobote wrote:It all works at one time or another. Ive caught them on just about everything, jigs, corkies, pink worm, spinners, spoons, crankbaits, spawn sacks, shrimp, night crawlers, beads, flies yarn balls etc etc etc.

Figure out what they want and theyll take it,..steelhead are competitve and curious. Sometimes showing them something different works....if you saw 5000 hamburgers fly by your face and you see a rack of ribs...thats interesting.
Hahaha. Great way to look at it!


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Re: St Joe info

Postby Nobote » Oct Mon 30, 2017 9:53 am

dont be afraid to downsize in super clear conditions or freezing temps. A 3-4 mm bead will get a bite when its clear. When its cold a waxworm on a icejig with a stout hook or lil nipper jig is all you need. just a little snack.
i use lindys lil nipper jigs alot float fishing in winter.
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