telemetry study

Attention fisherman: telemetry study underway

Juanita College, in partnership with the LJRA, is repeating the brown trout telemetry study.  So far 40 transmitters have been placed. If you catch a trout with a transmitter wire (see photo), please return it to the water and handle as gently as possible. Obtain a picture if possible and report the location and date caught as well as any observations about the health of the fish. Email the information  ( or call 814 684 5922. This is great way for you to participate in the study. 

May Meeting

May Meeting

Greg Hoover answering questions after the presentation

 Greg Hoover, former Professor of Entomology, Penn State was the guest speaker at the May meeting. He presented a slide show  A Flyfisher’s Entomology- Some Conversations I’ve Overheard at Fly Shops Across the US.  


April LJRA meeting

April Meeting

The next meeting of the LJRA will be Thursday April 13th at the Edgewater Inn. The meeting will start at 7PM. Come early for dinner or stay afterwards to socialize with members.  The  agenda is below. We hope to see you there.

  • Final Presentation of results for the 2015-2016 Trout Behavior study- Denny Johnson, Uma Ramakrishnan, Juniata College.
  • Temperature and other gauges for the lower river – site selected
  • Fish passage around paper mill dam update 
  • Kelso Run Brook trout habitat improvement project. We’ll need volunteers
  • Wetlands project opportunity, Angela Spagnoli
  • River Bank Clean-up recap

12th Annual River Bank Clean-up

12th Annual Riverbank Clean-up

Students from the Philipsburg-Osceola fly fishing club with the two trucks load of trash they picked up near the Pemberton bridge. Great job!


LJRA held its 12th annual river bank clean-up on Saturday April 8th. We had a great turnout, with approximately 200 volunteers showing up to clean the J.  

March meeting

March Meeting

The  LJRA will meet March 9th 7 PM  at the Edgewater Inn. The meeting will be devoted to organizing our annual river bank clean-up to be held on Saturday, April 8th . Group leaders and those interested should attend.

February Meeting

February Meeting

LJRA met Feb. 9th at the Edgewater Inn. Huntingdon County Watershed Specialist, Stacia-Fe Gillen, gave a presentation on Huntingdon County Conservation District’s (HCCD) plans and projects for the Little J watershed. LJRA and HCCD are combining resources to create a complete set of water quality measurements on the Little J  near Green Hills Campground. 

Meeting minutes

Annual Members Banquet

Annual Members Banquet

Directors John Corr, Bill Bresler and John Little with member Terry Davis at the banquet.

The Annual Little Juniata River Association Members Banquet was held Friday, January 13th at the Edgewater Inn and Riverside Grill.  Approximately 50 people attended.   The LJRA banquet is not a fund raiser, just a chance for our fellow “j” lovers to get acquainted at a great place.  We thank the Edgewater Inn for their hospitality and great service. Consider joining us next year!

More great news for the J!

More great news for the J!

PAFBC electroshocking

The LJRA is excited to announce that as a result of the June electroshocking survey (scroll down to the next page), PFBC will recommend that two sections of the J be classified as a wild Class A fishery. Being declared a wild Class A fishery is an important step towards gaining high quality cold water (HQCW) designated use status by PA-DEP.  One location encompasses 4.5 miles of the upper J from Sandy Run to the Rt 220 bridge in Bellwood.  The other 3.2 mile section is located on the lower J from the Barre bridge to the mouth of the Juniata River. 2016 has been an excellent year for the J!

Our mission is to: “Monitor, Preserve and Improve the Little Juniata River and its tributaries as cold water resources”.