The Fish

Headshot of a brown trout

THE FISH

At HomeWaters, trout (Brown & Rainbow, plus the occasional Brook and Tiger) are the primary targeted species of our members and guests, but they are not the only species. Anglers at HomeWaters also enjoy great Steelhead action in the northwest corner of Pennsylvania and new for 2018 Smallmouth Bass fishing on the Juniata.

TROUT

Brown and rainbow trout are the predominant species found in our streams. There are few places in the world where a fly angler has a realistic chance of catching a 24” + trout every time they string up the rod. HomeWaters is one of those places. Our properties hold many trout over 20 inches. A few fish every year stretch the tape to more than 30 inches.

HomeWaters maintains many miles of private properties on Spruce Creek, Penns Creek, Yellow Creek, Clover Creek, and the Little Juniata River for the exclusive use of our members and guests.

 

STEELHEAD

Large numbers of steelhead spawn in the tributaries of Lake Erie in northwestern PA. Often called “silver bullets” or “chromers” (due to their bright silver coloration, screaming runs and acrobatics once hooked), steelhead fresh from lake Erie offer a great challenge on fly tackle.

SMALLMOUTH BASS

Although not native to the Juniata River, they have lived in these waters for so long that most anglers cannot imagine the river without smallmouth bass. The smallmouth is arguably one of the best fly rod game fish in the world. They hit hard, fight hard, and eat a variety of forage. Fish sizes range greatly from yearling fish to true trophies in the 20-inch class.