SM Elks Lure Young Fishermen

Hook a lure to your line and find a spot to fish. The Elks 7th Annual Fishing Derby, hosted by Felton’s Auto Sales, is Saturday, June 27. However, those who want to participate must register by Friday, June 26. Organizer Jim McCuaig said the event has become enjoyable for many, especially children. Fifty-five children participated in last year’s event, he added. “We had 82 participants total, both kids and adults,” Mr. McCuaig said. Children 12 and younger do not have […]

Summer’s Here – and We’re Ready

I’m not the type of person to mention things more than once. But when it comes to summertime in Harrison, you can expect to hear me talking about it …. well, all summer long … starting with tomorrow’s annual Pig out in the Park celebration. The craft and trade show is from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and the meal will be served at 11:30 a.m. And from then until the unofficial end of summer over Labor Day weekend, live […]

Race the Joe! 2015

It’s race weekend. The weekend kicks off tonight, Friday, with the Show and Shine at the Cormana Building and lower city park in St. Maries. It begins at 6 p.m. with fireworks at dusk. Racing is Saturday and Sunday. Boats travel from the Idaho Forest Industries Landing to the Calder Bridge. Separate legs will be held at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. each day. The weekend will wrap up Sunday night at the Eagles Lodge with […]

SMHS Grad Catches State Record Fish

Shelby Green does not fish for bullhead. The fish, she said, is not popular among anglers. So when she took time to fish on Hauser Lake last week, she didn’t plan to catch “a monster bullhead.” But that is exactly what she did. The fish, which weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces and was 25 inches long, broke the state record for largest bullhead recorded. “I was actually trying to catch a walleye,” she said. Described by her father as a […]

Elks Fishing Derby Returns Saturday

Fish out a rod and reel. The Elks 6th Annual Fishing Derby, hosted by Felton’s Auto Sales, is Saturday, June 28. Children 12 and younger may participate for free. Anyone 12 and older must pay $10. Tickets to participate in the derby can be picked up at the St. Maries Elks Lodge, St. Joe Sports Stop, Blue Goose and Felton Auto Sales through Friday, June 28. “You have to get your tickets prior to the day of the event,” Jim […]

Visit St. Maries

The beauty of St. Maries and the surrounding St. Joe Valley is breathtaking year round, but perhaps it is more so now than any other season. The long days of early summer make for bright blue skies and the greenest greens along in hills, the mountains and the riverbanks contain hundreds of shades of green. So whether you fish or camp, hike or swim, maybe you’re looking to take a great scenic drive, St. Maries is a great place to […]

Lots to do, lots to see!

Memorial Day and high school graduations are behind us and summer is in full swing in the St. Joe Valley. With a full slate of activities, this weekend there should be something for everyone! Whether you want to try your hand at fishing, enter a foot race or riding ATVs, this is the place to be Saturday. Never been fishing? Saturday is the free fishing day and a great day to learn. Idaho Fish and Game personnel and volunteers setup […]

Fishing is for all seasons in the St. Joe Valley!

In spring and summer they’re seen up the St. Joe River with their flies and rods. They’re also seen lining the trestle at Benewah Lake, their lines reaching into the shallow, fish-laden waters. This time of year, they can be seen across the ice of Benewah Lake, Turtle Lake, Porrett’s Lake and Chatcolet. Area ice fishermen live for the days subfreezing weather, waiting for the ice to thicken enough to hold them as they drill holes to set their tip […]

Rifle season starts Wednesday.

If this year’s rifle season is anything like our bow season St. Joe Valley area hunters are in for a treat come Oct. 10. While cow season is limited to special controlled permits, and only in certain areas, bull elk seem to be plentiful in much of the Panhandle Region, which includes the St. Joe Valley. General deer rifle season opens in several units in the Panhandle. Last year’s mild winter made for healthy deer population. Yes, any hunters will […]

Still beautiful . . .

The leaves of the cottonwood trees are turning to the bright yellow, orange and red of the season. Ski boats and jet skis, campers and motorhomes have been winterized and parked until next year. Autumn is here in full force. While another summer is in the books, fishing on area lakes and rivers continues. They’re still catching pike and kokanee, small mouth bass and salmon on Chatcolet Lake and several of the other chain lakes in and around the area. […]