So far this spring the weather continues to be mostly drab, but it’s producing excellent days of spring fishing. A large amount of rain Sunday night created very-high water conditions on Spruce Creek.
As flows settle down this week, the high and off-color water should fish great. The forecast for the next week calls for daytime temperatures ranging in the high 40’s to low 60’s. Nymphing is hard to beat as the most productive method, but fish are also being caught on dries, wet flies and streamers.
Blue Winged Olives are the current main bug on the water, but Midges and Little Stoneflies are also around in decent numbers. Very small numbers of Grannoms were spotted at the end of last week. It’s possible that the first significant hatch of them will happen later this week. Stay tuned, it should be another great week to be in Spruce Creek!
We had a great opening day here on Yellow Creek with summer-like weather, Grannoms hatching and lots of big trout in the net. Right now, though, heavy rain Sunday night had Yellow Creek out of its banks and unfishable, but we will be back on the water today.
Water conditions will slow the bugs down for a day or two but the BWO’s, Midges and Grannoms will re-appear soon.
Weather for the week is a mixed bag with the possibility of snow through midweek and a return of sun by the weekend with daytime temperatures in the upper 50s.
Over the last week, Penns Creek fished well for anglers on the water. Rain also fell in the Penns Creek area Sunday night, which created very-high water conditions.
Like Spruce Creek as flows settle down this week, high and colored water should provide excellent fishing conditions. Nymphs and Streamers are producing the most fish to net.
The bugs that are being seen on the water are Blue Winged Olives, Midges, and Little Stoneflies. It’s a great time of the year to spend a day on Penns Creek.
Little Juniata River
Last week, the river fished solid for anglers with dries, nymphs, and streamers. The rain on Sunday night pushed flows on the Little J up around 3,000 cfs.
Since the Little J is our largest body of water, it is usually affected by rainfall the most and takes longer to clear. As of this morning it was beginning to clear, but still running at 1,200 cfs. If you are interested in fishing the Little J this week, it will be best to check with Joel in the fly shop for current conditions.
The bugs on the water recently are Blue Winged Olives, Midges, Little Stoneflies, and a very small number of Grannoms. It’s possible that the first significant hatch of Grannoms will happen before the end of the weekend, stay tuned!