The water is getting very warm here now so I took my boys and their friends over to the Raystown Branch of the Juniata to do some smallmouth fishing this evening. I started out swinging a goblin streamer and picked up a couple small smallmouth before switching to a popper for some top water action. The top water fly was the ticket. There was a lot of action on top and I picked up quite a few fish. I ended up with about a dozen smallmouth and a half dozen panfish. Unfortunately there wasn't much size to the smallies but they were still fun to catch on the fly rod.
After practically two weeks of steady rain Bob's Creek was finally fishable again. My dad, my youngest son, and I headed out to Bob's Creek and the creek finally came down to a fishable level. The fishing was really good if you were using the goblin streamer that is. I landed 8 trout with the biggest one being the 19 incher in the picture. A lot of the streams in the area are still blown out from Saturday's big storm so we had to fish the headwaters today.