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Sat, Apr 06


Juniata River, Pennsylvania, USA

2024 Stop 1 - Juniata River

This is our seasoning open event on the Juniata River. If you are looking to get after some BIG Bronzebacks this is going to be an awesome event! This is the time of year to catch some giants!

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2024 Stop 1 - Juniata River
2024 Stop 1 - Juniata River

Time & Location

Apr 06, 2024, 6:45 AM – 3:30 PM

Juniata River, Pennsylvania, USA

About the Event

Are you ready to start the season off with the chance of 100 inches of Bronze Beasts? That is what the Juniata is capable of producing this time of year. Early April could mean snow, rain or sunshine...the risk is worth it.  Expectations are high for this event. We couldn't be more excited to start our season off on this epic fishery.  With over 60 miles of the Juniata River Valley are in play, there will be ample amounts of water for anglers to spread out and fish too. The Juniata is a well known spawning hub for the Smallmouth of the Susquehanna and it's not uncommon for large groups of large adult females to migrate far up into the Juniata during this time of year! We hope everyone comes out and enjoys this fishery to its full potential!

Event Info:

April 6th, 2024

Juniata River

Awards: TBD

Event Times:

Launch and lines in: 6:30 am (Sunrise 6:44 am)

Lines Out: 2:30 pm

Photo Submission and off the water: 3:00 pm

Awards: 4:00 pm


You may not launch/recover North of the McVeytown Boat Ramp. You may not launch/recover South of the Amity Hall PFBC launch. You are permitted to launch from any public ramp in between the listed launches on the Juniata River. Any tributaries may be fished.


Amity Hall:

Additional Information:

Portaging is allowed in this event. The water temperatures will be cold, so prepare accordingly. Avoid wade fishing due to cold temps if possible. Dry suits are a smart and safe accessory to use during this event as well.

An off the water time is established for this event you must be back at your take out by 3:00 pm.

Check-In when you launch and Check-out when you are off the water safe is mandatory using the Check-In and Check-Out feature on TourneyX.

Please familiarize yourself with the MAKBF rules. Membership or the $5.00 additional fee (No Angler of the Year points/Not eligible for Delaware Paddlesports Big Bass Bounty) is required to fish MAKBF events. The rules and other important information can be found at

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