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 high from rain, needs another day or two to drop and clear. Grannoms have started. BWO patterns are producing well.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Little Juniata River is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: LJ is running at 766 cfs, median is 542 cfs

Visibility: 20 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 50 Degrees F

Water condition: Slightly Turbid

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:

BWO (18-20) Grannom Caddis (12-14) Midges (20-26) Little Black Stone (14)

Fish species: Brown Trout with occassional rainbows

Fishing season: Spring

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 steady throughout the day. BWO's and Grannoms will fool fish on top. Nymphs and streamers are producing. Find those pods of rising fish if you want to fish dries. Nymph small mayfly patters and swing some caddis pupa when fish are not actively rising.

7-Day Forecast

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


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