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
BLOWN OUT. 2-3 days till the water comes down and clears.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Little Juniata River is currently Fish somewhere else this week

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: LJ is running at 1360 cfs, average is 530

Visibility: 12 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 48 Degrees F

Water condition: Muddy

Best time of day to fish: early and late

Best stretch: Spruce Creek area

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

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Grannom Caddis (12-16) BWO (18-22) Midges (20-26)

Fish species: Brown Trout with occassional rainbows

Fishing season: Spring

Nearest airport: State College Airport (SCE)

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

Fish are spreading out with the hatches starting. Waters still cold so expect sporadic action throughout the day. Look for Grannoms to hatch early in the day. Bring some olive and grannom dries. Try swinging caddis pupa during the grannom hatch. Stoneflies, sucker spawn and small PT's have been producing fish down low.

7-Day Forecast

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


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