Little Juniata River, Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Little Juniata River, Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
LJ is at a perfect wintertime level. Wade with caution and stay aware of existing redds with eggs on them. Streamer fishing should be good.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Little Juniata River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: LJ is running 282 cfs, median is 238 cfs

Visibility: 28 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 42 Degrees F

Water condition: Stained

Best time of day to fish: mid-day

Best stretch: Spruce Creek to Barree

Best access point: Rothrock State Forest, near Barree, PA - Spruce Creek bridge - Route 453 - River Road

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Midges (20-26)

Fish species: Brown Trout with occassional rainbows

Fishing season: Fall

Nearest airport: State College Airport (SCE)

Person Fishing in a stream

Little Juniata River Description

The Little Juniata River, a 35 mile tributary of Juniata River, begins humbly in Altoona when several small streams merge. Known locally as the “Little J” or simply the “J,” the river flows northeast from Altoona through the Logan Valley. This part of the river is a freestone fishery for predominantly stocked trout, but that changes quickly when the Little J bends sharply southeast at the town of Tyrone. Below ...

Techniques & Tips

Stick to the deeper slots and lay off the gravel where fish have spawned. Look for more fish to be moving into deeper slots with the drop in water temps as well. Nymphing and streamers are the best bet right now. Target tailouts of pools and pocket water. Fish those stonefly patterns...fish like a big easy meal when it's cold.

7-Day Forecast

Please call for the most current weather and water levels. 814-689-3654


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