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 low and clear. Nymphing in shaded or deep runs has provided action during the day. Bugs have been sporadic throughout the evenings.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Little Juniata River is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: LJ is running 112 cfs, median is 154 cfs

Visibility: 32 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 62 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: evenings

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:

BWO (18-22) Tan Caddis(14-16) Midges (20-26)

Fish species: Brown Trout with occassional rainbows

Fishing season: summer

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

Caddis, small mayfly patterns, ants and greenie weenies have been producing in the low clear water. Early and late in the day have been best. Fish are everywhere, don't be afraid to fish the fast stuff, and be sure to watch those temps!

7-Day Forecast

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


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