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:

Big Pine go to flies: )SUBSURFACE) Squirmy wormy (Pink, Natural, Orange)  Stone Fly (Black), and zebra midge (Black, Red, Green) and Caddis Pupa sz 16-20

Slate and Cedar run go to flies: Brown, and black stoneflies, egg patterns and lastly the green weenie.

Pine is at 3.50 feet. 

Jan 17, 2018 Hatches this time of year can be random and trying to estimate when and what is the hard part. Midges are a durable little bug and they will be on and off all season. 

$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!


01-17-2018:                9:50 AM

Gauge Height:        3.50 ft.  

Discharge (CFS): 2170 CFS

Average Flow:         807 CFS

Min 1931:                  28.0 CFS 

Max 1938:                5030 CFS

Depth Clarity: Olive tint


Temp: 30-33degrees
Comments: Fly Patterns:

Winter is back and in full swing again, with 7-8 inches of snow on the ground the Valley is full of white and fresh snow mobile tracks. However, the Pine Creek is still running high because of the rain we got last Friday. The banks are not iced up, so staying along the banks drifting nymphs in slow running areas would not be a bad thought. We wouldnt recommend wading at this point. It is too cold and too high for a safe wade. 

 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 2018 Brown Trout license plates are now available!!

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: 01/17/18

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 left is a healthy Slate Run Brown

Midges, possible Baetis


Iced over, creek flow in some areas. Not fishable

Temp: 30-32 degrees
Comments: Fly Patterns:

Stream is very iced over. One could literally ice skate from 7-mile all the way down to the Hotel Manor

Same as flies above...but for sub surface, try stone flies, squirmy wormy, green weenie and wooly buggers.

Last Updated: 01/10/18

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 a Green weenie next to its actual relative

Midges, caddis, Baetis and stone flies.


For the most part the creek is iced over. It'd make for a great hike to see some of the ice formations, but it is not fishable.  

Temp: 30-33 degrees
Comments: Fly Patterns:

The creek is iced over and not fishable. There is some flow in small areas, would'nt recommend trying to fish. 

Same as above...but also try sub surface with stone flie nymphs, wooly buggers, green weenie and squirmy wormy.

Last Updated: 01/10/18

Pine at Waterville

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Young Woman's Creek

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Kettle Creek

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Blockhouse Creek

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1st for Sinnemahoning

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Lycoming Creek

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Loyalsock Creek

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