View Full Version : Info needed on the St Joe River,Berrien Springs
11-09-2004, 03:49 PM
I am going to be in the area on business next week and need some info. on access to the St. Joe river near Berien springs. 1st, is this a good area to target fall chrome? is it wadeable, sport shop in the area with info would be appreciated. Not looking for anyones hot spot, just a place to drift a few flies for steel between appointments. Thanks in advance for the information!
11-11-2004, 08:47 AM
I fish Berrien a lot; its a close by fishery to me. Yes, its a good place for fall chrome; and NO its not a secret. Feel free to fish at the BS dam on the fish ladder side; 24 hours a day in fact. right before dawn and a few hours after dark can be good. Most folks run standard drifting rigs d(and many people are expert flossers #%%&**#$.) But if there aren't a lot of people around, you can swing streamers/speys, or run a centrepin. Fish have been passing through there steady but slow over the last 2 weeks. BJ's sporting goods is right on the edge of town there; and can outfit you with spawn, yarn, or corkies....standard fare for the drifters down there.
Definately bring your rod along. the joe can be a real fish factory at times. So far, its been a little below average, to be honest. Like maybe 2 out of 5 stars........? but that'll change once the cold snaps and the fish start to hole up.
Let me know if there's anything else. email@example.com
11-11-2004, 12:43 PM
Thanks for the info, I really appreciate your insight. 1 question I do have, is the area around the dam wadeable? Also, I like to indy and C&D with flies. Is this area large where I would be better suited drifting cheaters with flies from a spinning rod to cover more water. Long casts are not my specialty with the indy rig. Again I really appreciate your replies to questions on this forum.
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