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 at this time, but may color-up with rains on Tuesday and Friday this week.

Hatches of October Caddis, Dark Bodied Caddis, BWOs and others will continue through the better part of October.

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:

10/25/2021:            9 p.m.

Gauge Height:       2.5 feet

Discharge (CFS):   1,330 cfps

Depth Clarity: 40 inches

 

Temp: 52 degrees.
Comments: Fly Patterns:

The Stretch on Pine Creek is full of trout from the October 2nd BTC stocking, the October 12th PFBC stocking and the many carry-overs from the spring and summer.

The Slate Run Tackle Shop & Wolfe's General Store early fall 2021 hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The deli closes daily at 4 p.m.

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

If you haven't 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        

 

Trout patterns include Elk Hair Caddis (rust colored in size 12 and dark brown bodied in sizes16 & 18, BWO parachutes in sizes 20 & 22, Midges in sizes 22-24, Streamer patterns like the Gray Ghost, Wooly Buggers in black or olive, and "junk" 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.

        

Last Updated: 10/25/21
 

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 slightly tinted, but mostly clear.

Look for Fall Caddis, Dark Bodied Caddis, Slate Drakes, BWOs and Midges.

 

Level:

Slate Run's flows are good.

Temp: 50 degrees.
Comments: Fly Patterns:

Slate Run's levels have increaaed with recent rains and should stay strong through this week.

Now is also the time to begin thinking about the spawning areas, or redds. Look for patches of lighter (cleaner) gravel. When undistirbed, redds will typically have trout on or near them .Please do not cast to these trout, nor wade through these esstinal spawning areas. This situation will become more pronounced as we get toward the third week of October and into November.

If you fish Slate Run anytime, please keep in mind that the Runs are NOT stocked and they rely solely on healthy speckled and brown trout populations to repopulate the streams.

Please handle the wild trout carefully, keep them wet. Remember that you do not need to take a photo of every fish that you catch!

The Slate Run Tackle Shop & Wolfe's General Store are open, call for updated conditions. New fall hours 2021 hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The deli closes daily at 4 p.m.

 

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

Elk Hair Caddis, Stimulators, BWOs, traditional bead-head Nymphs and Wet Flies.

Last Updated: 10/25/21
 

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 clear.

Same as on Slate Run.

Level:

Cedar Run's levels are strong.

Temp: 51 degrees.
Comments: Fly Patterns:

Cedar Run is very close to Slate Run in terms of flow, water temperature and clarity. Please begin to pay attention to trout spawning areas or "redds."

Please handle fish carefully. While we can replenish Pine Creek with stocked trout, natural reproduction on Cedar and Slate runs takes years to recover from the mortailty rate caused by rough handling of wild trout.

The Slate Run Tackle Shop & Wolfe's General Store are open, call for updated conditions.

The Slate Run Tackle Shop & Wolfe's General Store are open, call for updated conditions. New fall 2021 hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The deli closes daily at 4 p.m.

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

Same as on Slate Run.

Last Updated: 10/25/21
 

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