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!

Hatches are not the story now, anglers should focus on subsurface patterns.

The Brown Trout Club is in its drive to raise funds for the 2022 Pine Creek stockings. 2022 pins and license plates will become available this December. 

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:

11/20/2021:            9 a.m.

Gauge Height:       2.42 feet

Discharge (CFS):   794 cfps

Depth Clarity: 48 inches

 

Temp: 40 degrees.
Comments: Fly Patterns:

The Stretch on Pine Creek is in late fall conditions with perfect water levels and plenty of trout. Be aware of rifle bear and deer seasons and take necessary precautions.

The Slate Run Tackle Shop & Wolfe's General Store 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        

 

Anglers should come prepared with a variety of subsurface trout patterns such as Wooly Buggers, Pheasant Tails, Copper Johns, Prince Nymphs, Rainbow Warriors, Frenchies, Walt's Worms, etc. Streamer patterns will also work well.

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: 11/20/21
 

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 clear.

Subsurface activity will trump any hatches that may occur.

 

Level:

Slate Run's flows are a bit heavy.

Temp: 39 degrees.
Comments: Fly Patterns:

Slate Run's levels are in good shape for fishing, but please try to stay out of the water until the spawning brook and brown trout have finished. Conditions are ideal now for the spawn and many anglers are not sure what a redd (trout spawning area) looks like!

Look for patches of lighter (cleaner) gravel, often in level, lower water areas of the creeks. Unfortunately, these are the areas where anglers ypically wade while working  upstream. When undisturbed, 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 can last into early-December.

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

Subsurface patterns such as pheasant tails, hares ears, stoneflies, wooly buggers, etc. are the go-to patterns

Last Updated: 11/20/21
 

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 normal for mid-fall.

Temp: 39 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: 11/20/21
 

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