The wet spring continues, as another batch of rain left Spruce Creek high and unfishable Monday morning. This time of year water levels drop quickly, and water conditions should be in excellent fishing shape for this week.
Over the last week, Spruce Creek has fished well with dries, nymphs, and streamers. Cornutas (Size 16 Blue Winged Olives) created some epic dry fly action, and a variety of other bugs such as Caddis, Blue Quills, and Terrestrials are also playing a role.
This week’s forecast calls for most daytime, high temperatures to range from the mid 70s to mid 80s. All of the extra water this spring is going to start the summer off with very favorable fishing conditions for June. It should be another great week to be fishing in Spruce Creek.
The rain slowed down a bit over the last week but water levels are still a little above average for this time of year. Even with the higher than average levels, we’re beginning to see some very good dry fly action on the Yellow Creek beats.
There have been some assorted Caddis and the last of the Sulphurs on the water along with the start of some great Blue Quill hatches.
Warm dryer weather is forecast for the next few days with temperatures into the 80’s.
The rain also struck Penns Creek Sunday night creating high and unfishable water conditions. Similar to Spruce Creek, water conditions should be in great fishing shape this week and moving forward.
Over the last week, Penns Creek fished well with dries, nymphs, and streamers. Anglers on the water recently are seeing a mixture of Sulphurs, Cornutas, and Terrestrials.
It’s a great time of year to take advantage of favorable water conditions on Penns Creek.
Little Juniata River
Another round of rain rocked the Little J this weekend. At the present moment, the river is high and unfishable with flows around 800 cfs.
The water levels should drop quickly, and the Little J should be fishable again around the middle of this week.
If you are interested in fishing the river this week, it would be best to give Joel a call in the fly shop to check current conditions.