TCO Fly Shop - Stream Conditions

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Stream: Little Juniata

Date of Update: 5/26/2019

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: LJ came around quickly in last 36 hrs. Water is up but good color, be carefull wading. Unconfirmed reports that that Drakes have started!

Stream Level: LJ is running 485, average is 359 cfs

Water Temp: low 50's

Clarity: off color/clearing

Fishing Overview: Water is up a bit. Drakes are said to be starting, but is often an inconsistent/sporadic hatch on the Little J. Sulfurs and Caddis coming off. Fish nymphs or wets during the day and look for rising fish in low light/evening hrs. It never hurts to throw a streamer when LJ is up and stained!

Specifics and Tips: Look for bugs to come off earlier on days with cloud cover, towards dark on bright sunny days.

Hatches: Sulphurs(14-16)
Tan Caddis (14-16)
Crane Fly (18-22)
Midges (20-26) Green Drakes?? (8-10)

Hot Patterns: Sulphur Emergers (14-16)
Tan Caddis (14-18)
Sulphur Dun (14-16)
Rubberleg Stone (6-10)
Caddis Pupa (12-16)
Walt's Worm (12-18)
Iron Lotus (16-18)
Juju Baetis (18-22)
Olive Slumpbuster (6-10)
Olive and Black Sculpin Pattens (2-4")

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