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Little Juniata River - Latest Fishing Report


Stream: Little Juniata

Date of Update: 9/23/2019

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Levels are back to average. Colder evenings have kept the water temps in great shape. Fishing will be best early and late.

Stream Level: LJ is running 77.7, average is 93 cfs

Water Temp: 60's

Clarity: Clear

Fishing Overview: Caddis and midges are hatching throughout the day. Throw terrestrials and green weenies throughout the day. Fish are starting to stack up in seams and pools. If you catch one, there's most likely a few others in that same stretch.

Specifics and Tips: Small nymphs and searching with terrestrial patterns are a good strategy for summertime. Fish early and late, best action has been lower light conditions. Wet ants and greenie weenies all day long.

Hatches: ISO (8-12)
Tan Caddis (14-16)
BWO (18-22)
Midges (20-26)


Hot Patterns: ISO Spinners, Emergers & Nymphs (8-12)
Tan Caddis (14-18)
Rubberleg Stone (6-10)
Caddis Pupa (12-16)
Walt's Worm (12-18)
Frenchie(14-18)
Iron Lotus (16-18)
Juju Baetis (18-22)
Olive Slumpbuster (6-10)
Olive and Black Sculpin Pattens (2-4")


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Conservation Note: ANGLERS VISITING OUR AREA: Specifically those of you who just fished the Delaware River (or other streams in the NY Catskill Region), the Farmington in Connecticut, or Maryland's Gunpowder River, Please clean your boots and waders with a diluted bleach solution OR hot water(must be over 140 degrees f) and laundry detergent - It must soak for at least 30 minutes to be effective. DIDYMO has been identified in these watersheds. Another option is to purchase a second pair of boots and waders to wear only in infected waters. It's the only sure way not to spread DIDYMO. Please be responsible - Don't spread DIDYMO TO Central Pennsylvania!

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