Goals and Projects of 2018
Work to reopen closed sections on the middle river for the spring fishing season.
Thirteenth annual Spring River-bank Clean-up is scheduled for Saturday April 7th. This activity not only cleans the river, but also improves landowner relations.
Kelso Run brook trout habitat restoration was rescheduled from this past fall to early June 2018. The project is fully funded and permitted.
Trout habitat improvement on the upper J. Channel narrowing and structure installation is planned on 400 feet of the river upstream of the Tipton off ramp. The project design is complete. Funding and permitting will be secured this year.
Complete design and approvals for the fish passage around the American Eagle Paper Mill dam in Tyrone.
Install temperature, flow and other gauges on lower river in cooperation with HCCD. The goal is to provide the data in real time on a web-based interface.
Annual Banquet Friday January 19th
The Little Juniata River Association will be holding its winter banquet on January 19th, 2018, for all LJRA members and their guests. Cocktail hour starts at 6PM and dinner will be served at 7PM. The banquet will be held at the Edgewater Inn in Alexandria. www.edgewaterinnandriversidegrill.com
The banquet will afford an excellent chance to meet fellow “j” lovers and to make connections for spring fishing and boating. We will also present the 1st Annual “Friend of the River Award”. The recipient will be the organization or individual determined by the LJRA Directors who has contributed the most to protecting or improving the Little Juniata River in 2017. Once again, prises will be awarded for the winners of the Little j Trivia contest!
The buffet dinner is 35.00 a person. To reserve a spot, you can pay by check or use Paypal to pay by credit card.
To pre-pay by check mail to :
326 Hobbit Hollow Road
Altoona, Pa. 16601
To pay on line using PayPal or CC: Visit the “join the LJRA” page in the navigation bar. They can click on make a donation at the bottom of the page. Enter the appropriate amount. You can add a note indicating it is for the banquet.
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.