St. Joseph River

Tip of the week 

Swinging big intruders and pink for fresh Skamania....drop back steelhead are focusing on bait fish, so white style intruders are best....Fish various baitfish and crayfish patterns around rocks in 3' - 8' of water for best results right now for Smallmouth Bass. Big and bright streamers near weed edges and ambush points for Northern Pike. Brown Trout fishing is picking up on the Dowagiac River as well, streamers and nymphs are your best bet for them.....

Seven-day forecast 

Smallmouth Bass and Northern Pike are on the Fall feed big time right now, look for fish blowing up on Shad and cast towards the frothy water! Steelhead and Coho Salmon are entering the river daily with a few Lake Run Brown Trout in the mix as well. This rain and cold weather will only make the fishing better and better.

Must Have Flies 
Steak N Eggs Black 4-6 Buy from
Steelhead Hammer Black 6 Buy from
Meg A Egg Sucking Leech Purple 4 Buy from
May's Full Motion Crayfish Natural 2 Buy from
Schmidt's Junk Yard Dog Tan/Brown 2 Buy from
Lynch's Double D Streamer White/Pearl 4 Buy from
Matt Supinski and Kory Boozer

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