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Wed., Sept. 11, 2013, 12:01 p.m.

Field report: St. Joe River no secret among fly fishers

The St. Joe River's native westslope cutthroat trout, more often than not, eagerly greet the patterns presented by fly fishers during summer. (Rich Landers)
The St. Joe River's native westslope cutthroat trout, more often than not, eagerly greet the patterns presented by fly fishers during summer. (Rich Landers)

FISHING -- Weather's good and the word's out about fly fishing for cutthroat trout on Idaho's St. Joe River.

An angler at the Inland Empire Fly Fishing Club's monthly meeting last night said that upon returning to the Spokane area Tuesday from a few days of fishing on The Joe:

"Every turnout and every run I could see was occupied by fishermen, and that was on a Tuesday in mid September!"




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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