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


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:

Big Pine go to flies: )SUBSURFACE) Streamer Patterns as simple as a wooly bugger to an articulated streamer. For Nymphs we suggest big sized flies like a size 8-10 Stone fly. But Zug Bug, Copper John, Hares Ear and Pheasant Tail will do as well. If you have some flashy bright nymphs...USE THEM.

Slate and Cedar run go to flies: Green Weenie, Stimulator, zebra midges, Stone Fly nymphs. Look for temperature spikes during the day...they could bring some Baetis, Midges or some Caddis. Hatches will continue through these cold months, but they will be slim. 

Pine is at 2.69 feet. 

November 11, 2017 Hatches have been at a low rate, but have included Midges, and possible Caddis and Baetis hatches. 

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!

Level:

11-11-2017:                1:50  AM

Gauge Height:        2.69 ft.  

Discharge (CFS): 1130 CFS

Average Flow:         688 CFS

Min 1965:                  28.0 CFS 

Max 1997:                 5350 CFS

Depth Clarity: Olive

 

Temp: 38-42 degrees
Comments: Fly Patterns:

The Pine creek is still at an excellent level! Still take caution when wading, the water is also 38 degrees and layer up if you decide to fish. The best time of day to fish is from 1:00-4:00 P.M. This time of day is usually the warmest and feeding picks up with the increasing water temp. The Pine as of 11/11/2017 is 2.69 feet and 1130 CFS. Careful Fishing!

 

 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 2018 Brown Trout Club license plates will be available soon.....

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 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: 11/11/17
 

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:
Clarity:

The picture left is a healthy Slate Run Brown

Caddis, with some Baetis

Level:

Clear and moderate flow.

Temp: 34-38 degrees
Comments: Fly Patterns:

Stream has been fishing well, but be mindful of spawning fish and "Redds" the light toned gravel where fish will spawn. Do not step on or around the spawning grounds it could ruin trout reproduction.

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

Last Updated: 11/11/17
 

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:
Clarity:

The picture is of a Green weenie next to its actual relative

Midges, caddis, Baetis and stone flies.

Level:

Fish carefully and use some heavy weighted flies. 

Temp: 34-38 degrees
Comments: Fly Patterns:

clear and moderate flow, if you were to fish Cedar run, fish and wade carefully. Be mindful of the spawning fish.

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

Last Updated: 11/11/17
 

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