St. Joseph River

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tons of rain!!!!...water discolored- lake temps 48-50...still a long way off for Skamania! LOTS OF DROPBACKS...STILL SOME STEELHEAD /FISH ON GRAVEL IN SOUTH BEND AND NILES....A FEW FISH !- hitting gravel hard and quick at Sportsmans/Berrien, Niles, Dowagiac River- get out NOW!!!!!! two weeks away from new Skamania arrivals, target smallies /dropback steelhead- .....fresh steelhead coming into Berrien Springs and at Paw Paw...ICE JUST STARTED BREAKING NEAR MOUTH OF RIVER TODAY!!!!!!LOTS OF ICE AND FROZEN OVER!...another cold sanp---BUT WARM UP AGAIN...been slow fall- hope spring is better..Still a few steelhead and...lake -run browns ..BUT!!!!!EVERYTHING IS RUNNING LATE THIS YEAR BECAUSE OF THE COLD LAKE ICE OVER CONDITIONS ...use 11/12 or 14 foot spey rods with Skagit shooting heads -over head casting like east coast salt for pier fishing...;large orange/chartreuse and black intruders....also baitfish intruders...patterns in "Selectivity" book and "Steelhead Dreams"
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Must Have Flies 
Steak N Eggs black 4-6 Buy from Orvis.com
Steelhead Hammer black 6 Buy from Orvis.com
Meg A Egg Sucking Leech puple 4 Buy from Orvis.com
Senyo's Trout Parr natural 2 Buy from Orvis.com
Robinson's Chicken Hawk orange purple 2-4 Buy from Orvis.com
Senyo Wiggle Stone black blue 10-12 Buy from Orvis.com
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