LJRA Meetings: February 9th and March 16th. Meetings are held at 7PM at Marzoni’s in Altoona.
Annual LJRA Riverbank Cleanup: April 15th, starting at 9AM. Check the website and Facebook for more information closer to the date.
The LJRA Banquet is coming back! April 29th at the Rivers Edge Fishing Lodge, Spruce Creek PA (across from the USGS monitoring site)
Bill and a couple of LJRA members, Jill and Jason Sutt, met a Penn dot crew cleaned up a load of trash left by squatters” near the banks of the river along rt 453 just east of Tyrone. They brought an awesome big front loader and 4 strong guys with shovels. Now the area is spotless!. Kudos to Penndot Maintenance and Jacob Decker for responding to our need!
Those who read this forum are aware of my pattern that I call “Bill’s Black Kat” (see story of my discovery on the LJRA FORUM). Several years ago I discovered that this very large caterpillar falls into the “j” from the tree canopy throughout the watershed and the “j” trout eat them…big time! While I spent a fair amount of effort developing the pattern I also tried to determine just what the name of this 2″ long black cat. with white fuzz was, but I never succeeded. Even after contacting PSU entymologists, no ID. Now one of our members, Greg Shustrick, has solved the Black Kat Mystery. Greg sent me a link to a description with photos that exactly describes our “j” bug. It is a “Walnut Caterpiller”, here’s the link.
Terrestrial fishing starts in late May and can be productive well into October – These are useful “bugs” on the j.
Black Ants #12 to 22
Beetles #12 to 20
Crickets #14, 16
Inch Worms #14, 16
Black Kats #4,6 long shank
Little White May Fly #28 – Anytime
White Fly #16,14 – Early Mo.
Black Winged Olive #24 – Anytime
Slate Drake #12 – Anytime
Winged Ant #8,20,22 (red and black) -Anytime
Tan Caddis #16, 18 – All month
Black Kats #4,6 – All month (before frost)
Chocolate Ants #22,24 Early Mo.
Trico #22, 24 – A
Little White May Fly #28 – Late mo.
Tiny Sulphur #18,20 – Late Mo.
Black Winged Olive #24 – All Mo.
Slate Drake #12,10 – First week in July
Cream Caddis #16, 18 All Mo.
Tan Caddis #16,18 – All Mo.
Black Kats – #4,6 long shanked – Beginning mid- August Potomanthus #10,12 Mid to late Aug.
Sulfur #16,18,20 – Early thru mid mo.
Yellow Drake #10,12 – Late
Blue-Winged Olive #14 – Cornuta E
Blue-Winged Olive #16, 18, 20 – Anytime
Black winged Olive #24 – Anytime
Slate Drake #10 – Mid-month
Cream Cahill #14, 16 – Early – Mid-month
Tan Caddis (olive body) #16, 18 – Anytime
Cream Caddis #16, 18 – Anytime
Sulfur #14 – 2nd week thru Mo. end
Sulfur #16,18,20 – Beginning last week and into June.
Hendricksons #12 and #14, Last week in April thru 1st week of May
Grey Fox/March Browns #10 & #12 – Mid Month to late
Cahills – #10 Butter Yellow late May
Black Midge #24 thru 28, Anytime
Blue Quill #16,18 – Middle of month
Blue Dun #20 – Mid month
Blue-Winged Olive # 20, 22 – Anytime
Grannom Caddis #14,16 , – From 10th to 15th
Green Caddis #14 , – After Grannoms end
January thru March
Black Midge #24 & #26, Anytime
Grey Midge #22,24 & 26 Anytime
Black Stone Fly #16 & 18 Anytime
BWOs #24 and #22 Mid to late March