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:

The receeding water levels are olive drab in color in The Stretch, but look for changes with Tuesday's expected rain or snow.  

 

Midges in size 26 and Little Black Stoneflys in size 16-18 are hatching during the warmest part of the afternoons.. 

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Level:

01/28/2019:            Noon 

Gauge Height:       3.87 ft.  

Discharge (CFS):  2,700 CFS

Depth Clarity: Olive drab and ice free in the upper two-thirds of The Stretch, Visibility 12-18 inches.

 

Temp: 33-34 degrees.
Comments: Fly Patterns:

The upper part of The Stretch remains ice free although water levels remain high from last week's rains and snow melt. This week can be decent for some wintertime fishing, but wading will most likely be out of the question. There is the possibility of 4-5 inches of snow on Tiesday, with some additional precipitation expected Friday and Saturday. Cast along the shoreline with weighted nymphs or streamers.

1.64 ft. = 319C.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        

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Weighted nymphs continue to be the go-to flys. Try large stoneflys, hares ears, pheasant tails, rainbow warriors and similar nymph patterns. Also weighted woolly buggers in natural colors like black, tan and olive. However, be prepared with Griffith's Gnats in sizes 20-26 as well as sparsely tied black softhackle flies in sizes 16-18 during the warm afternoons.

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: 02/11/19
 

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 is running high but relaitively clear.

 Midges, BWOs and Early Black Stoneflies can be seen on warmer aftrernoons.

Level:

Water levels are high with fast running currents.

Temp: 33-34 degrees
Comments: Fly Patterns:

Slate Run is flowing freely with elevated water levels and fast currents. The banks are snow covered and icy. This week's temperatures in the 30s and 40s would be fine for fishing, but more snow and rain are being called for.

Griiffth's Gnats in sizes 24-28, Early Black Stonefly emergers in sizes 16-18, Black Zebra midges 18-24, weigthed nymphs in sizes 14-20 such as pheasant tails, hares ears, copper johns, rainbow warriors,etc. Also, trout can be fooled by a well placed black or olive colored woolly bugger in sizes 12-14.

Last Updated: 02/11/19
 

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:

Fairly clear now, but changing winter conditions can cloud the water quickly.

Same as on Slate Run.

Level:

Water levels are high but fishable.

 

Temp: 30-33 degrees
Comments: Fly Patterns:

High water and fast moving currents are not the problem. The problem is accessing the stream on Cedar Run Road. Despite warmer temperatures last week, icy conditions require chains and 4x4. If you do brave the roads, some decent wintertime fishing can be found, although significant snow, rain and ice later this week can make conditions poor.

Same as on Slate Run!

Last Updated: 02/11/19
 

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