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 is in beautiful shape now, but rain may change that! Call the shop for up to date conditions (570) 753-8551.

Little black stoneflies, larger brown stoneflies and BWOs are on the water. Any top-water activity will be a bonus, but anglers would do well to continue concentrating on subsurface techniques with nymphs and streamers. However, be ready in case you see the trout looking up this week.

The new 2020 Brown Trout membership pins are in and avaialble at the $15 and $25 donation leve, with the beautiful, new trout license plates and pins available at the $60 donation level. 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:

3/02/2020:            6:00 p.m.

Gauge Height:       2.46

Discharge (CFS): 916 CFS

Depth Clarity: 40 inches

 

Temp: 43 degrees.
Comments: Fly Patterns:

Wolfes General Store remains open for takeout food and gasoline unless conditions and governamnet regulations force a change. The creek is in good shape and anglers have been doing really well now, but conditions may change after the rain and cooleer weather come in.

An inch or more of rain is predicted for Wednesday through Friday this week. Air temperature highs will be in the 50s through Thurdsday, then up to 70 on Friday before cooling into the 40s Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

The Brown Trout Club stocked nearly 900 beautiful and large brown trout in The Stretch on Pine this past Saturday. 

Also, don't forget to stop in the fly shop to get your 2020 Brown Trout Club pins and license plates. Silver level pins are $15, gold level $25 and the gold pin with a license plate is $60.

The Brown Trout Club needs your support to fund the 3 or 4 stockings on Pine that we're getting ready to schedule.

Give the Slate Run Tackle Shop a call for up to the minute conditions. Also, there are still a few Hydros reels and lines on sale, ask for Tom at (570) 753-8551.

 

 

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        

Stop in the Shop for your 2019 Brown Trout license plates and pins.

Traditional nymphs, egg patterns, squirmy worms woolly buggers and streamers will be the bread & butter this week, but the Little Black Stonefly elk hair dry in size 18, the Brown Stonefly "Chernobyl", and the BWO in all phases, nymph, emerger, dun and spinner can be productive.

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: 03/18/20
 

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 running mostly clear.

Little Black stoneflies, BWOs, and midgres are flying. However, subsurface fishing with nymphs, green weenies and wooly buggers is still your best bet.

Level:

Water levels are what you would expect for early spring.

Temp: 46 degrees.
Comments: Fly Patterns:

Slate Run is running just a bit strong but is fishable.

Please give us a call for updated conditions at (570) 753-8551.

Elk hair stone fly, BWO emergers and duns, traditional nymphs, green weenies, egg patterns and wooly buggers.

Last Updated: 03/18/20
 

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 beginning to color slightly with the rains.

Same as on Slate Run.

Level:

Water levels are typical for early spring 

Temp: 47 degrees.
Comments: Fly Patterns:

Cedar Run's conditions are similar to those of Slate Run. Fish are in early spring mode - active but not respnding much to the surface yet. Perhaps with Friday's 70 degree air temperature they will respond to well placed dry fleis.

Phone the Slate Run Tackle Shop for up to the minute conditions (570) 753-8551.

Same as on Slate Run.

Last Updated: 03/18/20
 

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