With extra water in the streams over the last week, nymphing proved to be the most productive method for catching fish. The streams should settle down later this week, and dry flies should start producing more fish. The water conditions on Spruce Creek are in near perfect shape, with it clearing up and water levels are holding above average.
This week’s forecast calls for temperatures typical of this time of year with most daytime highs reaching into the low 80’s. Anglers on the water recently are seeing a mixture of Cahills, Stoneflies, Blue Quills, Blue Winged Olives, and Ants.
Fishing conditions are in excellent shape for the start of summer, it’s a good time to take advantage with a day on the water!
The rains slowed down a bit last week bringing water levels on Yellow Creek back to more normal flows for this time of year, and the fishing had been good. Bug activity has been getting better too with good hatches of Blue Quills,
BWO’s and Brown Caddis on the water; look for the top water action to heat up this week as the water clears.
A batch of thunderstorms has Penns Creek high and unfishable as of Wednesday morning. Penns normally recovers quickly and should be in great shape by the end of the week.
Nymphs and Streamers are producing the most fish recently, but Dries should work into the mix with water levels dropping back to normal. Anglers on the water are seeing a few Blue Quills, Blue Winged Olives, and Caddis.
Terrestrial fishing should start to play a larger role very soon. With favorable summer conditions, Penns Creek is fishing well!
Little Juniata River
The river is dropping slowly from the batch of rain that we received earlier this week. With water flows around 450 cfs, the Little J is much higher than average for this time of year, and remains off-color.
If we don’t get too much rain today, it should clear-up and be in great shape for fishing later this week. With the warmer weather, it’s best to check the river later in the evenings for bugs and rising fish. Anglers on the water are seeing a mixture of Cahills, Stoneflies, Blue Winged Olives, and Isonychia.