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

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Please click on the link above to access the current stream conditions at the Cedar Run Station
Water Conditions: Hatch Activity:

Big Pine go to flies: (surface) Slate Drake, Midges, Griffiths Gnat, sz 16-22 BWO, tan, brown and black Caddis and cream Cahills. (subsurface) cahill Emergers, Midge Emerger, Caddis Emerger, March Brown Emerger (weirdly enough, try it!!) and lastly Slate Drake Emergers. For nymphing try your basic patterns as well as the mayfly nymphs listed above. 

Slate and Cedar run go to flies: Green Weenie, Midge, Stimulator sz12-16, Yellow Micro-stone nymph, and Copper Jon.  

Pine is at 1.06 feet. 

September 25, 2017 Slate Drakes have been moderate along with Cream Cahills, Caddis, Midges, and you bigger October Caddis.

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!


09-25-2017:                10:26  AM

Gauge Height:        1.06ft.  

Discharge (CFS):  67.7 CFS

Average Flow:         321 CFS

Min 1964:                  16.0 CFS 

Max 1975:                 7920 CFS

Depth Clarity: Clear


Temp: 69-72 degrees
Comments: Fly Patterns:

The Pine Creek is at 1.06 feet and CFS is 67.7 which is very low for Pine Creek. On top of low conditions, it is HOT. Water temperatures above 70 degrees and just not trout fishable. It will however cool off this coming Thursday, and the creek will continue to get lower until we get a heavy amount of rain. Trout fishing should be done on Slate and Cedar run at this point.  

09-25-2017: New 2017 License Plates and pins are in!!



 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 2017 Slate Run Brown Trout Club license plates are in!  Now available at The Shop!

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 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

Last Updated: 09/25/17

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:

The picture left is a healthy Slate Run Brown

 Slate Drakes, Black and Yellow Stone flies with a viridi pusillus hatch(green weenie)


Stream is pretty low, but the pools are in good shape, fish carefully!

Temp: 57-60 degrees
Comments: Fly Patterns:

Stream is getting lower, very clear! Sneak up on the fish as they can pick up the slightest movement with the water clarity this clear.

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

Last Updated: 09/20/17

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:

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

 Slate Drakes, Sulphers, Cahills, Black and Yellow Stone flies.


Cedar is at a moderate flow, wade carefully!

Temp: 56-60 degrees
Comments: Fly Patterns:

Stream is getting low but very cold, fish carefully. Be sneaky when approcahing the pools!

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

Last Updated: 09/20/17

Pine at Waterville

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Young Woman's Creek

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Kettle Creek

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Blockhouse Creek

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1st for Sinnemahoning

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Lycoming Creek

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Loyalsock Creek

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