Description for the St. Joe RiverThe St. Joe River or "Joe" has been described as "among the best trout streams in North America". The river is about 120 miles in length. It begins at St. Joe Lake near the Idaho-Montana border and flows through the St. Joe valley, Avery, St. Maries, and eventually into the Coeur d'Alene Lake. The Joe is highly accessible with a road paralleling the river and well defined trails heading down to the water. A portion of the river near St. Maries slows down to almost a halt and is appropriately named the "Lazy Joe". It is not until you head further upriver towards Avery do you get into what the river is known for, its cutthroat fly fishing. Most of the Joe is catch and release and only artificial lures and flies are allowed with a single barbless hook so be sure to check the regulations.
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