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 clear with good visibility.

While some hatches remain, especially during the evening, anglers should target smallmouth bass with poppers, deer hair bass bugs, streamers and terristrials. 

$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:

08/12/2019:            8 p.m.

Gauge Height:       1.41

Discharge (CFS):  199 CFS

Depth Clarity: To six feet.

 

Temp: 74 degrees.
Comments: Fly Patterns:

Fly fishing for smallmouth bass and other warm water species on Pine Creek has been pretty good. However, we are still advising anglers to give Pine's trout a break by not fishing over them - especailly in areas where they congregate near tributaries and springs which bring cooler, life saving water. Many of Pine's trout will survive throuigh the fall, winter, spring and beyond if left alone.

As summer progresses towards fall, the daytime sun will not be as intense, nights will cool and rains will rejuvinate water flows. Patient anglers know that those trout that anglers allowed to survive by not fishing over during the dog days of summer, will be alive and well for what is shaping up to be some great fall conditions!

Give the Slate Run Tackle Shop a call and we'll keep you abreast of changing conditions (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.

Psycho Ants, Rusty Spinners in sizes 10-20, Tan Caddis, Slate Drakes, Bass Poppers, Deer Hair Bass Bugs and Streamers.

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: 08/12/19
 

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 Run is clear.

Slate Drakes, Tan Caddis and BWOs. 

Level:

Water levels are at late summer flows.

Temp: 62 degrees
Comments: Fly Patterns:

Slate Run's flows and water temperatures are good considering that its summer. However, anglers need to be careful landing and releasing the trout as they are fragile, especailly during summer. Keep your stream thermometer handy and quit fishing if the water temperatutres rise into the upper 60s.

If in doubt as to the fishing conditions on Slate Run or elsewhere, please give us a call at (570) 753-8551.

Terrestrials, such as Psycho Ants, LeTort Hoppers, Stimulators and others may be better bets than imitations of the remaining hatches listed above. However, don't hesitate to cast a Green Weenie or even a Squirmy Worm if the above patterns are not working!

Last Updated: 08/12/19
 

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:

Cedar Run is clear.

Same as on Slate Run.

Level:

Water levels are at typical mid-summer flows.

Temp: 62 degrees
Comments: Fly Patterns:

Conditions on Cedar Run are very similar to those on Slate Run and condusive for fly fishing. Please treat the trout with the upmost care and release without handling them if possible.

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

Same as on Slate Run.

Last Updated: 08/05/19
 

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