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.

Terrestrials.

The new 2020 Brown Trout membership pins are in and avaialble at the $15 and $25 donation leve, with the beautiful, new trout license plates and pins available at the $60 donation level. 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:

8/20/2020:            11:00 a.m.

Gauge Height:       0.91

Discharge (CFS): 47.7 CFS

Depth Clarity: 60 inches

 

Temp: 80 degrees.
Comments: Fly Patterns:

Conditions over the past 6-weeks have gotten worse! Very little rain, water temperatures in the low-80s, water flows at lows we haven et seen in 5 or 10 years. 

Please give the remain ing trout a chance to survie by not fishing near the mnouths of the slightly cooler tributaries. Pray for soaking, sustained rains to begin so that the Brown Trout Club can restock Pine in late-September.

Instead of targeting trout in The Stretch, consider grabbing some poppers, Clousers or crawfish patterns and fish the same waters for smallmouth bass! Anglers have been doing very well casting to Pine's bronzebacks this summer. If you observe trout at the mouths of the cooler tyributaries, please refrain from casting toward them as hooking trout in 80 water will surely be their demise! They may die anyway, but give them a chance!

Fall will be here before you know it. With any carry overs and the Brown Trout Club's fall stocking, The Stretch will once again be great for fishing. 

If you havent already done so, please support the stocking efforts of the Brown Trout Club with a monetray donation. Please mail donations, payable to the Brown Trout Club to, Slate Run Tackle Shop, 14167 Route 414, Slate Run, PA 17769.

The Slate Run Tackle Shop & Wolfe's General Store are open. Social distancing is required and masks are optional. Sandwich orders can be phoned in ahead of time to prevent crowding at the deli counter (570) 753-8551.

Please cooperate as we wish to keep our customers and staff safe and healthy! Phone us for stream conditions and store details (570) 753-8551

Please mail donations payable to the Brown Trout Club to: Slate Run Tackle Shop, 14167 Route 414, Slate Run, PA 17769.

 

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        

 

For smallmouth fishing, patterns that replicate dragon flies, small frogs, mice, as well as terrestrials will be the top water go-to flies.

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: 08/20/20
 

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 very low and clear.

Terrestrials.

 

Level:

Slate Run is very low and clear.

Temp: 69 degrees.
Comments: Fly Patterns:

Slate Run is low, clear and the water is in the high 60s and at times 70 degrees! Compounding the water temperature sitiuation are extremely low waterflows. Parasites and diseases, which occur naturally, are usualy not a problem when water flows are average and higher. However, the low flows cause trout to congegate, making them susceptible to paracites and disease; predatory birds, animals and reptiles; and cause competition for reduced amounts of food. As an ethical angler, please do not contribute to the lethal conditions that these precious wild trout must endure. Consider smallmouth fishing on Pine Creek, hiking, or bicycling instead!

The Slate Run Tackle Shop & Wolfe's General Store are open. Social distancing and masks are required. Sandwich orders can be phoned in ahead of time to prevent crowding at the deli counter (570) 753-8551.

Please cooperate as we wish to keep our customers and staff safe and healthy! Phone us for stream conditions and store details (570) 753-8551

Black Ants, Hoppers, Beatles, etc.

Last Updated: 08/20/20
 

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 very low and clear.

Same as on Slate Run.

Level:

Cedar Run is very low and clear.

Temp: 70 degrees.
Comments: Fly Patterns:

Cedar Run is running low and clear and lacking in adequate waterflow! PLEASE DO NOT FISH!

The Slate Run Tackle Shop & Wolfe's General Store are open. Social distancing and masks are required. Sandwich orders can be phoned in ahead of time to prevent crowding at the deli counter (570) 753-8551.

Please cooperate as we wish to keep our customers and staff safe and healthy! Phone us for stream conditions and store details (570) 753-8551

Same as on Slate Run.

Last Updated: 08/20/20
 

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