For Sale

Wolfes General Store/Slate Run Tackle Shop are for sale! An incredible opportunity! Give Mericle Commercial Real Estate Group, Inc. a call at 570-323-1100. Ask for Robert L. Besecker, Jr. (Broker) or Jeffrey D. Bower (Listing Agent). Firm is located at 25 West Third St., Suite 801 Penn Tower Building, Williamsport, Pa 17701.

Stream Conditions

Pine Creek

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Please click on the link above to access the current stream conditions at the Cedar Run Station
Water Conditions: Hatch Activity:

 Good trout fishing is here!! The Mayfly hatches are in full swing and alot of fish are being caught on the surface as well as subsurface. Call the shop for more information! Picture is a shot of a big brown trout  - one of several - caught by Dave from the hotel to the bottom of Schoolhouse riffle!   

Pine is at 1.90 feet.

May 28, 2017 The drakes have arrived! Brown,green and slate drakes have all made appearances on pine this weekend. Gray fox and march browns are still showing up in the afternoon. BWOs, Rusty Spinners,  Brown Caddis, Black Caddis, Green Egg Sac Caddis (gray mottled wing), midges, black stones, brown stones, golden stones. 

2017 Brown Trout Club license plates are here!

$10 and $20 membership pins or a $50 membership gets a trout license plate and Gold Pin.

Help the Brown Trout population in Pine Creek - join The Slate Run Tackle Shop's Brown Trout Club today!


5-28-2017:                 9:53  AM

Gauge Height:        1.92 ft.  

Discharge (CFS):   364

Average Flow:         826 CFS

Min 1941:                   161 CFS 

Max 1919:                 6000 CFS

Depth Calrity: 24 inches


Temp: 56-60 degrees - higher in afternoon on sunny days on The Stretch
Comments: Fly Patterns:

With Memorial day approaching Mother Nature sent a much needed rain storm. The rain will not wipe out the fishing, but infact, help the stream conditions a little. With that said it has been good fishing. The Mornings have been great with Nymph and wet fly fishing. Towards the evening into dark, the fish turn their attention to the surface. Some March Browns, Grey Fox, and Sulphurs are still coming off and the drakes have arrived!

5-25-2017: New 2017 License Plates and pins are in!!



Pine is at 1.79 feet!  Trout fishing is good again!  Water temperatures on the stretch are around 56-60 degrees!   As the day warms the water a couple more degrees, the fishing action gets better. In the flat water try BWOs,  Rusty Spinners, midges, Sulphurs, mottled Gray winged green caddis, Gray Foxes, Pheasant Tails, Copper Johns, Princes, Micro Golden Stones, AND try a Squirmy Wormy - it will still be hot!!!  There is some surface feeding activity in the afternoon - Browns have just started but lightly!!  This is for the 2.8 mile area known as The Stretch starting at Clark Farm Access and going to the mouth of Slate Run.  

 Flow comparison chart 

1.64 ft. = 319 C.F.S.
1.70 ft. = 350 C.F.S.
1.82 ft. = 431 C.F.S.
2.01 ft. = 572 C.F.S.
2.25 ft. = 764 C.F.S.
2.49 ft. b= 956 C.F.S.
2.76 ft. = 1180 C.F.S.
3.00 ft. = 1410 C.F.S.
3.20 ft. = 1710 C.F.S.
3.44 ft. = 2100 C.F.S.
3.70 ft. = 2510 C.F.S.
4.00 ft. = 3000 C.F.S.

Wading Difficulty

3 ft. & above:  Very dangerous - no wading

2.5 ft. to 2.9 ft.: use caution - Can move around close to banks

2.0 ft. to 2.4 ft.: use caution - Can wade up to 25% of stream

1.5 ft. to 1.9 ft.: use caution - Level good for wading up to 50% of stream

1.0 ft. to 1.4 ft.:  Use caution - Can wade up to 75% of stream

.5 ft. to .9 ft. Use caution - Can wade up to 90% of stream        

The new 2017 Slate Run Brown Trout Club license plates are in!  Now available at The Shop!

Same as above...

Straub Brewery of St. Marys, Pa. make a very substantial donation to the Slate Run Tackle Brown Trout Club each year. We are doubling our Brown Trout Club stocking from $10,000 worth of trout to $20,000 worth so that the whole catch-and-release trout stretch will have the same trout density as the delayed harvest did in the past. These large, wonderful fish offer a great experience for trout fishermen in "The Stretch." Since it is a "catch and release" area these fish will offer many repeat opportunities to trout anglers throughout the year, and we have found there are many very large holdovers lurking from the mouth of Slate to the Naval Run Pool.


Straub Brewery is a family owned business that produces a traditional handcrafted beer in the "Pa Wilds" of North Central Pennsylvania.  Peter Straub started the brewery in the Allegheny Mountain town of St. Marys in 1872. The family attitude of perfection in their brewery is reflected in the support of projects like the Slate Run Tackle Brown Trout Club. We appreciate their support, you can enjoy their products at the Hotel Manor. ( My favorite is Peter Straub Special Dark )

          Lord Nelson's Gallery, located in historic downtown Gettysburg, Pa, has been a long time supporter of the Slate Run Tackle Brown Trout Club.  They have donated many high quality limited edition prints over the years to be raffled off and the proceeds go to buying the Brown Trout that are stocked in the Delayed Harvest Area on Pine Creek.  Any one who has caught one of these spectacular trout can attest to their quality. Just seeing these fine trout feed on the surface is a thrill, and can cause a lot of excitement even among the most experienced anglers.

        Their fine art and prints can be seen on or call them on 800-664-9797.  The club raffle runs from June through November.  The funds go to the cost of trout for the project. Tickets are available at our store.

        Sand River Frame & Photo donated the beautiful photo of local Pine Creek Eagles combined with custom framing made from Black Walnut that came from the original Tomb estate in Slate Run. The combination of local breeding eagles and Black Walnut from the estate of the first settler in the Pine Creek Valley made this a very special part of the Brown Trout Art Raffle. You can see more beautiful art and framing at

Last Updated: 05/28/17

Slate Run

USGS Water Data
Please click on the link above to access the current stream conditions at the Cedar Run Station
Water Conditions: Hatch Activity:

The picture at left is of a brown trout Scott Yoder caught a while ago.

.BWOs,sulphersmidges, Pheasant Tails, Copper Johns, Princes, Micro Golden Stones, ants.


Stream is at a good level!

Temp: 50-55 degrees
Comments: Fly Patterns:

Stream is in good shape!!  

same as flies above...

Last Updated: 05/28/17

Cedar Run

USGS Water Data
Please click on the link above to access the current stream conditions at the Cedar Run Station
Water Conditions: Hatch Activity:

The picture is of Emily with a very fine Pine Creek brown trout on "The Stretch!"

BWOs, Blue Quills, Quill Gordons, midges, Pheasant Tails, Copper Johns, Princes, Micro Golden Stones.


Cedar is in good shape - wade carefully!

Temp: 50-55 degrees
Comments: Fly Patterns:

Stream is in good condition!!  Fish carefully!

Same as above

Last Updated: 05/22/17

Pine at Waterville

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