September 18, 2019
Over the past several years, the weekly stream report has become a popular and anticipated communication for our members and guests. Once a week, HomeWaters' experienced guides and staff provide stream conditions, hatch information and advice on what flies to use when on the water. Be sure to visit this page for the most up-to-date information on all of our Club’s streams.
Rain towards the end of last week provided a little bump in flows, and Spruce Creek continues to hold water that is slightly higher than average for this time of year.
Fish are being caught on a variety of tactics ranging from dries, dry dropper, and nymphs. Anglers on the water recently are seeing a mixture of Terrestrials and Caddis.
It feels a lot like fall on the water, and it’s a great time of the year to be fishing in the Spruce Creek Valley.
Water conditions on Yellow Creek are great for this time of year.
The water is low, clear and cool and while many of the fish are “podded” up in the deep pools, the fishing has been very good. Bug activity continues to be slow.
We are getting a few Caddis and small BWOs that are working best sub surface. Ants, beetles and crickets have been working on top and taking some good fish.
The water on Penns Creek is low and clear, but it’s fishing well for anglers on the water over the last week.
In low water, on a small stream, large fish can be spooky, but catching fish that you can see can also be a lot of fun. Fish are being caught on a variety of tactics ranging from dries, nymphs, and streamers.
Anglers on the water recently are seeing primarily Terrestrials, and a few smaller bugs such as Tricos and Caddis. As the leaves turn, it’s a great time of year to walk through the woods on Penns!
Water levels on the Juniata are sticking right around average for this time of year. The water has cleared up nicely and is giving anglers the opportunity to experience very exciting, visual fishing on the river.
Over the last week the popper fishing was a little hit or miss, but we are still catching fish on top! The subsurface game is fishing consistently on both fly rods and spinning gear.
We expect the good fishing to last into the fall. If you want to float for smallmouth bass before this year’s season is over, the next month is the time!
LITTLE JUNIATA RIVER
Rain towards the end of last week provided a little bump in flows, but the river is still around an average water level for this time of year. Fish are being caught on a variety of tactics ranging from Dries, Dry Droppers, Soft Hackles, and Nymphs.
Anglers on the water recently are seeing a mixture of Terrestrials and Caddis. It’s one of our favorite times of the year to spend any extra time along the river!