Stream Reports



June 20, 2024

Last week anglers fishing with us here at HomeWaters enjoyed another great week of June trout fishing. It was a beautiful week of weather and what has been a great spring of fishing continued with a lot of nice trout being caught with Dries, Dry Dropper Rigs, and Nymph Rigs with smaller flies. The primary bugs on the menu last week were Paraleps (Summer Blue Quills), BWO's (Blue Winged Olives), Cahills, and Terrestrials (Ants).

Water conditions are near where we expect them to be for this time of year having dropped and cleared quite a bit over the last week. Although current water conditions are lower and clearer, so far this year these conditions have been producing good fishing with Dries and Dry Dropper Rigs with size 18-20 beadhead Nymphs. With cooler weather last week, the water temperatures were in great shape staying in the mid 50 to low 60 degree range on most days.

The forecast for this week looks to bring the first batch of summer heat across our area of Pennsylvania. High temperatures are expected to be in the 90's everyday of this week with overnight temperatures dropping back into the upper 60's. With our first batch of hot weather we expect the morning to early afternoon hours to offer the best window of trout fishing. This week is calling for partly cloudy skies until the weekend, when there are chances of scattered thunderstorms. We see some relief from the heat early next week with high temperatures dropping back into the upper 70's for at least a day or two before warming up again towards the end of the week.

Our first float trips of the summer smallmouth bass season on the Juniata River kicked off last week. We will routinely have multiple-boat group float trips as well as single boat float trips out on the river each week over the upcoming months.

The warm weather coming this week should only improve our smallmouth fishing as it's still just the beginning of the season, but we are already catching numbers of bass on topwater baits and poppers/dry flies on the surface with the fly rods.

The Juniata River is currently in great shape for fishing, and we expect the great smallmouth fishing, we are fortunate to have in our backyard, to really get going in the upcoming weeks with both fly rod and spinning rod techniques. Now is the perfect time to start planning your summer float trips if you have not already!