September 15, 2020
The water conditions on Spruce Creek are currently low and clear but still in pretty good shape for fall fishing. Water temperatures are good with cooler nights and more fall-like weather moving in the area.
Anglers on the water recently have had good days of fishing using a variety of techniques such as Dries, Dry Dropper, and Nymphs. Anglers are seeing a mixture of Caddis, Paraleps, Blue Winged Olives, and Terrestrials.
Water levels on Penns Creek are very low and clear which presents anglers with technical fishing conditions.
The cooler weather helps, but until Penns Creek receives some rain, catching those big fish in a small stream like Penns will be a challenge.
Anglers on the water recently have caught fish using Dries, Dry Dropper, and Nymphs and are seeing a mixture of Midges, Paraleps, but mainly Terrestrials.
LITTLE JUNIATA RIVER
With flows around 70cfs the Little J is lower than average for this time of year. With the cooler nights and more fall-like weather the water temperatures are in better shape than previous weeks. Looking for the deeper and faster moving water will help produce the best fishing.
Anglers on the water are seeing a light mixture of Cahills, Caddis, Blue Winged Olives, and Terrestrials.
The Juniata River is clear and water levels are lower than average for this time of year. We’ve had anglers out almost daily and they have been experiencing great summer smallmouth fishing.
Over the last week we caught excellent numbers of fish each day. Towards the end of the week anglers had been landing bigger fish regularly as well. Poppers fished on the surface worked really well through the end of last week, and the subsurface game was also extremely productive.
It's still prime smallmouth season for a float trip on the river, and we expect that to continue for weeks to come.