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 From the Little Juniata River in Pennsylvania.
Date TakenMay 25, 2007
Date AddedJun 5, 2007
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi

Closeup insects from the Little Juniata River

Female Maccaffertium ithaca (Light Cahill) Mayfly DunFemale Maccaffertium ithaca (Light Cahill) Mayfly Dun View 10 PicturesThis female looks very much like a male I collected a few hundred miles away a few days later, so I'm guessing it's the same species, which I believe is Maccaffertium mediopunctatum.
Collected May 23, 2007 from the Little Juniata River in Pennsylvania
Added to by Troutnut on June 4, 2007

Recent Discussions of the Little Juniata River

A bit more history 12 Replies »
Posted by Martinlf on Feb 1, 2016
Last reply on Feb 8, 2016 by Jmd123
Exploring the site I found this picture of the J that I'd never seen before (or had forgotten). Jason and I fished the riffle downstream that day, but the real treat were the spinners we found later that evening. PM me if you know where this is.
ReplyLittle Juniata 65 Replies »
Posted by Wbranch on Aug 8, 2010
Last reply on Oct 23, 2014 by Lastchance
On another Forum ther is a conversation going on about limestone streams in PA and other states. One of the posters has named a number of streams in PA he believes to be limestone rather than freestone. One of them he includes is the Little Juniata. What is your opinion of this stream is it a classic freestone or limestone water? I imagine the Ph level is the determining factor?? Thanks in advance.
ReplyLittle Juniata - a wild brown trout stream 10 Replies »
Posted by Troutboomer on Feb 7, 2010
Last reply on Feb 24, 2010 by CaseyP
This is my first post here although I have looked at Troutnut pictures for several years and have refered many people to Jason's fine website. I know some of you from my Spruce creek Fly Co. days and as leader of the Little Juniata River Association. Casey, Louis Martin and others, who lurk here, have contributed to the LJRA forum in the past and I know they have interest in the "j" as a great trout fishery.
I thought, having read the thread from a couple of years ago and seen the Little "j" mentioned, I would bring the subject of wild fish versus domestic hatchery fish back up. After fishing the "j" for 30+ years and now being in the (unpaid) business of preserving and improving it, I am convinced (no solid evidence) that the fingerling browns we help stock each year, are little more than expensive food for our stream bred trout. This past season we, (LJRA and PAFBC) took two important steps. First, all 30,000 fingerlings stocked in May 2009 were permanently marked by clipping the adipose fin. This will be repeated in 2010 and 2011. The sites of the stockings will be electro surveyed each year and the survivability of hatchery trout will be thus estimated. Second, in November 2009 we helped to perform a redd count on 7 miles of river (details on the LJRA website). We counted over 300 redds, many with trout still on them actively engaged in spawning activity. So much for the "too cemented" argument. Every where we found suitable gravel, such as in tailouts and behind bridge abutments, we found redds. So, If any of you catch a trout in the "j" this year that is less than 10 inches long, without a clipped fin, know that it was born wild. (Louis won't have to spot speculate any longer). We are real interested in hearing your reports of clipped versus not clipped.

Bill Anderson
ReplyLittle J trip 33 Replies »
Posted by Wbranch on May 22, 2009
Last reply on Jun 15, 2009 by Sandfly
Deleted post due to perturbed forum member. If you thought I "gave up" some secrets about the Little J you really are sensitive. If I posted the "real story" then you, and everyone else, at this forum would have something to be whining about.

Thought this forum was beyond crap like this but obviously it isn't. If you had felt so "perturbed" why didn't you PM me immediately and mention your concerns to me? I would have respected your comments and either deleted the post or provided less information.

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