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 clearing

As the water contunues to drop, anglers can expect to see the end of the Hendricksons, and strong Tan Caddis and March Browns hatches. Olives, too!

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:

5/03/2021:            9:00 p.m.

Gauge Height:       3.2 feet

Discharge (CFS): 1,730 cfps

Depth Clarity: 24 inches

 

Temp: 53 degrees.
Comments: Fly Patterns:

Pine Creek's waters in the stretch are slowly ebbing and should be below the 3-foot mark soon. Three feet is the traditional mark where anglers see wading as possible again. The area received about another quater-inch of rain on Monday. Anglers are catchiong fish primarily using streamers and wool buggers.

Once the water levels drop and clear, top water action should be very good again with the end of the Hendrickson hatch and the strong March Brown and Tan Caddis emergences.

The Slate Run Tackle Shop & Wolfe's General Store are open, call for updated conditions. New spring 2021 hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. The deli closes daily at 4 p.m.

Phone us for stream conditions and store details (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.

You may also make donations online by visiting www.slaterunbrowntroutclub.com.

 

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        

 

It is hard to beat the elk hair caddis pattern in size 14 for the Tan Caddis hatch. it floats like a cork, even in the riffley water. For the March Browns, I like the sprakle dun pattern in the flat sections of water, but prefer the more traditional hackled version for the faster water, as they float better once flotant is apllied (and reapplied as necessary). You may also encounter Blue Quills, for which I use the same strategy as with the March Brown patterns. During non-hatch times, traditional nymphs, perdigon nymphs and other similar patterns will be effective.

 

 

 

 

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.

        

Last Updated: 05/03/21
 

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 clearing

Like Pine Creek, nymphs, wool buggers and streamers give the angler the best chance of catching trout on Slate Run. However, as the water warms, top-water action will return. Look for Tan Caddis #14 and #16; Blue Quills #18; Hendricksons #14; the odd Quill Gordon #14 and March Browns #12.

 

Level:

Slate Run's flow is strong.

Temp: 51 degrees.
Comments: Fly Patterns:

Slate Run's flows remain high. If you do fish Slate, please handle these precious fish with extreme care - barbless hooks and keep them in the water for your photos, if you indeed must take photos! Unlike Pine, where the BTC regularly stocks, Slate's fish are solely dependednt on natural reproduction. 

The Slate Run Tackle Shop & Wolfe's General Store are open, call for updated conditions. New spring 2021 hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. The deli closes daily at 4 p.m.

 

Phone us for stream conditions and store details (570) 753-8551

Mayfly sparkle duns have always produced well on Slate Run, although switching between them and hackled flies is good for a change of pace whenever trout in any partciular section get used to repeated casts with a particular pattern. Elk Hair Caddis and the Henryville Special work well for Slate and Cedar's caddis hatch

Last Updated: 05/03/21
 

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 mostly clear.

Same as on Slate Run.

Level:

Cedar Run's levels are high.

Temp: 52 degrees.
Comments: Fly Patterns:

Like Slate Run, Cedar's flows are high and anglers need to pick there spots carefully. Please handle these precious fish with extreme care - barbless hooks and keep them in the water for your photos, if you indeed must take photos! Unlike Pine, where the BTC regularly stocks, Cedar Run's fish are solely dependednt on natural reproduction. 

The Slate Run Tackle Shop & Wolfe's General Store are open, call for updated conditions. New spring 2021 hours 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. The deli closes daily at 4 p.m.

Phone us for stream conditions and store details (570) 753-8551

Same as on Slate Run.

Last Updated: 05/03/21
 

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