J fly patterns
We are looking to increase the number of patterns posted on the site. Members can submit their patterns via email to: ljraweb [at] gmail.com. Please include photographs (<0.5MB) and information on hook, materials and notes on how to tie. They don’t have to be new, just what you tie and works on the J. Videos welcome too! The best way to contribute a video is to upload it to youtube or vimeo and email me a link to embed the video.
New Enterprise update
President Bill Anderson met with the person in charge of land management for New Enterprise today. She was attentive and receptive to ideas to increase angler access to the J, including fishing easements and land transfers. She will present our ideas to the company soon. Conversations will continue. We should not expect immediate resolution, but the response from NE today was encouraging. In the meantime, it is important that we honor the postings and not trespassing on their land.
The Little Juniata has been named a finalist for “River of the Year”
Vote here: http://www.pariveroftheyear.org/ . You can place one vote for each email address.
If we win, the LJRA will receive $10,000 for additional projects such as stream bank protection, riparian buffers, fish habitat improvements and clean-ups.
New Enterprise Posting
New Enterprise Limestone Quarry posted their land recently from Limestone Road to the Pemberton Bridge. Apparently this is a new policy for all NE lands throughout the state and is not specific to the area surrounding the Little J and, to our knowledge, was not precipitated by events at the Pemberton location. We have contacted the NES&L and we are meeting with their management next Tuesday (Dec 5th) to discuss options to increase angler access. LJRA will do everything possible to reverse this loss of access on the river. A priority of the LJRA is to increase angler access and improve landowner relations. In the meantime, it is important to respect NE’s wishes that no one trespasses on the land. The LJRA has had a good relationship with NE, due in part to our cleaning up their land along the J for 12 years during the annual riverbank clean up. Check the website for updates.
There will be no meeting in December. The next event is the LJRA annual banquet, which is scheduled for Jan 19th. The event will be held at the Edgewater Inn in Alexandria. Check back in a few weeks for an update.
The LJRA will meet on Thursday November 9th, at 7:00PM at the Edgewater Inn.
October Meeting has been rescheduled
The LJRA will meet on the third Thursday of the month, October 19th, at 7:00PM at the Edgewater Inn.
The next meeting of the LJRA will be Thursday September 14th at the Edgewater Inn. The meeting will start at 7PM. Come early for dinner or stay afterwards to socialize with members. We hope to see you there.
Kelso Run Project Postponed until the Spring
Due to delays in obtaining the permit required to do the work, the Kelso Run project must be delayed until the Spring. Work cannot be performed during the Fall spawn in order to protect the brook trout.
The next meeting of the LJRA will be August 10th 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.
- Site selection and installation of temperature monitoring and other gauges on the lower river
- Discuss the engineer’s proposal for modifications to the paper mill dam in Tyrone to allow for fish passage up into the Bald Eagle, a tributary of the J.
- Brook trout habitat improvement project project on Kelso Run . We’ll need volunteers. Scheduled for week of September 11th.
- Dennis Johnson of Juniata College will update us on the 2017 brown trout behavior study.
- Report on the Director’s review of the LJRA ‘s goals and projects