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Old 11-19-2002, 10:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone been fishing the St. Joe? How's the steelhead action? Last I heard the river was way down, how's the level nowadays? Any walleye's being caught?
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Old 12-12-2002, 08:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Went on St. Joe way back in July launched at favorite spot right under highway.As far as fishing goes second best outimg there to date four smalmouths with two largest at 13and 15 inches but talk about LOW!!Heading west toward lake was fine but fishing not too great,but heading east past hwy 31 bridge verylow nede to stay to the south side of river evan then was hung up on sand bar one footdeep and had to jump out of boat and shove off.once I got to dep area at the ox-bow before the island is where I caught the larger smallmouth(my favorite spot)Didn't go back since due to lack of rain and stress of that outing!
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Old 12-13-2002, 07:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry for taking so long to respond. We were out the day after Thanksgiving above the Berrien Springs Dam. We fished for eyes by the old bridge supports. Only got one, about 11 inches (D'oh!), but we did pick up 10-15 smallies over the busted support with the two biggest pushing 3#. We moved to the highway bridge, which is usually good for a few fish, but got none. It was very windy, but teh temps were bearable, I'd say just above freezing with the wind chill. We saw two dead kings and a jumbo Steelie by the rocks close to the launch. It was a pretty fun day, as are most on the St. Joe.
C&R and good fishing,
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