Little Juniata River, Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by TCO Fly Shop
Fly Fishing Map of Little Juniata River, PA
Bookmark and Share
Little Juniata River, Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
The Little J is running low and clear. A good amount of much needed rain in forecast for later in the week. Fish are spawning, please be mindful of redds and DO NOT target actively spawning fish.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Little Juniata River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: LJ is running 69 cfs, median is 112 cfs

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 55 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: early and late in 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:

ISO (10-12) October Caddis (12-14) BWO (18-22) Tan Caddis(14-16) 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

Fishing has been consistent despite the low water. Look for fish to be spread out. Longer leaders and smaller patterns have been best. Nymphing has been most consistent but there are a handful of caddis and olives around if you want to look for rising fish towards dark. Streamers are moving fish as well.

7-Day Forecast

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


Add Your Fishing Report