Little J Public Water

A judge has ruled the Little Juniata River is navigable and therefore public property.

Big win for Pennsylvania anglers.

See this NY Times article and the story in Outdoor News.

For years, [Donny] Beaver and his [Spring Ridge Club] had acted as though the water immediately downstream of Spruce Creek was for members only, even stringing piano wire across the water to prevent the public from wading down.

This ruling means the piano wire comes down, and the water is available for all to fish.

Anglers wanting to fish the water near Spruce Creek and other parts of the river still are required to wade or float down from public access points.

Anyone ready for a float trip?

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