Rain over the weekend created high water on Spruce Creek early this week. With more rain in the forecast there should be extra water in Spruce Creek for the weeks to come.
Water conditions that are higher than average can produce a great opportunity to catch large fish. Over the last week anglers on the water have done especially well on nymphs, but dries and streamers are also catching fish.
Sulphurs are just starting to hatch, and there are also numbers of Tan Caddis and Blue Winged Olives.
Spring showers and summer like thunderstorms have been giving us a good amount of rain over the last week and keeping water levels on Yellow Creek slightly higher than normal.
The high water has been great for the fish and bugs; over the last week we have seen Tan and Brown Caddis, Slate Drakes, Blue Quills, growing numbers of Sulphurs. We are expecting Green Drakes in the next few days. Thunderstorms and daytime temperatures in the 70’s are forecasted for the next week. As long as we don’t get too much rain we should have perfect fishing conditions.
The weather forecast early next week looks great with partly cloudy skies and daytime highs in the 70’s.
Rain over the weekend provided a nice bump in water levels on Penns Creek. Over the last week anglers have done well on Penns Creek with mostly nymphs and streamers.
With more rain in the forecast for this week the water conditions on Penns Creek should remain in excellent fishing shape for the weeks to come. Similar to Spruce Creek, water conditions that are higher than average present anglers with a great opportunity for catching large fish.
As far as the bugs, anglers are starting to see a few Sulphurs as well as Caddis and Blue Winged Olives.
Little Juniata River
In the last week, the Sulphurs started hatching on the river providing anglers with opportunities to catch fish in the evenings on dry flies as well as nymphing during the day. Anglers are also seeing Tan Caddis, Crane Flies, and Blue Winged Olives.
As we typically see on Little J, rain over the weekend affected the river much more drastically than our other creeks. At the present moment, the river is still high and unfishable with flows around 1500 cfs. Water levels have been dropping and clearing, but with more rain in the forecast for this week it’s hard to predict when the river will be fishable.
If you are interested in fishing the Little J, it would be best to give Joel a call in the fly shop to check current conditions.