Stream Conditions


Pine Creek


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

Pine may discolor a bit this week as snow and ice melt. Daytime temps are expected to drop again into the 30s thropugh the weekend, but next week looks to be the big warmup with highs all week into the 50s.

Little Black Stoneflies have been emerging since late last week and a few Little BWOs were spotted over the weekend. 

The Brown Trout Club is in its drive to raise funds for the 2021 Pine Creek stockings. 2021 pins and license plates will become available after the first of the year. However, if for tax or budgeting purposes you would prefer to make your 2021 contributions before the end of this year, we will reserve pins and license plates for you, for whenever you make it to the Slate Run Tackle Shop in 2021!

We need your support to contune the heavy stocking schedule that maintains the free, world class fishing experience in The Stretch on Pine Creek. 

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

Level:

2/23/2021:            9:30 p.m.

Gauge Height:       2.62 feet

Discharge (CFS): Approximately 1,010 CFS

Depth Clarity: 18 inches

 

Temp: 36 degrees.
Comments: Fly Patterns:

Ice on Pine Creek has been breaking up the past several days. Melting snow has increased the flow from around 300 cfps to up over 1,000. The Brown Trout Club is hoping to stock sometime in mid-March, although fly anglers have caught carry over Browns and Rainbows all winter in the stretch. Donations to the Brown Trout Club can now be made on line by visiting www.slaterunbrowntroutclub.com.

Never hesitate to phone the Slate Run Tackle Shop for up-to-minute conditions 
(570) 753-8551.

If you havent already done so, please support the stocking efforts of the Brown Trout Club with a monetary donation. Please mail donations, payable to the Brown Trout Club to, Slate Run Tackle Shop, 14167 Route 414, Slate Run, PA 17769.

The Slate Run Tackle Shop & Wolfe's General Store are open. Social distancing is required and masks are optional. Sandwich orders can be phoned in ahead of time to prevent crowding at the deli counter (570) 753-8551.

Please cooperate as we wish to keep our customers and staff safe and healthy! Phone us for stream conditions and store details (570) 753-8551

Please mail donations payable to the Brown Trout Club to: Slate Run Tackle Shop, 14167 Route 414, Slate Run, PA 17769. 

 

WATER LEVELS & WADING

1.64 ft. = 300 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        

 

Evwn with the little black stoneflies and little BWOs energing, angers should come preoared to cast tradtional nymphs, Frenchies, Rainbow Warriors, Walts Worms, large stonefly pattens, egg patterns, squirmmy worms, Clouser fresh-water streamers and woolly buggers.

Straub Brewery of St. Marys, Pa. makes 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 WWW.lordnelsons.com 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 www.sandriverframephoto.com

Last Updated: 03/03/21
 

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:
Clarity:

Slate Run is clear now, but may discolor some with the melting snow.

You may look for midges and Little BWOs on warmer afternoons, but come prepared for nymphing!

 

Level:

Slate Run's flow is on the low side and is a cause for concern unless we get regular rains over the month of March.

Temp: 38 degrees.
Comments: Fly Patterns:

Slate Run is basically low, although melting snow and ice will increase the flow. Travel along Slate Run Road is definately NOT recomended. The area still has 6-8 inches of snow atop thick ice.

The Slate Run Tackle Shop & Wolfe's General Store are open. Current hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Social distancing and masks are required. Sandwich orders can be phoned in ahead of time to prevent crowding at the deli counter (570) 753-8551.

Please cooperate as we wish to keep our customers and staff safe and healthy! Phone us for stream conditions and store details (570) 753-8551

Focus on casting traditional nymphs, golden or black stonefly nymphs, and attractor patterns. Fish slow and deep.

Last Updated: 03/03/21
 

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:
Clarity:

Cedar Run is clear, but like Slate Run, may discolor a bit this week.

Same as on Slate Run.

Level:

Cedar Run is low for late winter.

Temp: 37 degrees.
Comments: Fly Patterns:

Cedar Run's flow will improve with his week's snow melt, but like Slate Run, it is low for late winter. Please note that Cedar Run Road remains icy and dangerous. Travel is NOT reccomended!

The Slate Run Tackle Shop & Wolfe's General Store are open. Current hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Social distancing and masks are required. Sandwich orders can be phoned in ahead of time to prevent crowding at the deli counter (570) 753-8551.

Please cooperate as we wish to keep our customers and staff safe and healthy! Phone us for stream conditions and store details (570) 753-8551

Same as on Slate Run.

Last Updated: 03/03/21
 

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