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.

March Browns 10-12, Olive Caddis 16, Gray Fox 14-16, Blue Qills 18 and 
Midges 18-24. 

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:

5/19/2020:            7:30 p.m.

Gauge Height:       2.43

Discharge (CFS): 887 CFS

Depth Clarity: 36 inches

 

Temp: 59 degrees.
Comments: Fly Patterns:

Pine Creek is fishing well with good water flow, perfect water temperature, nice color  and cooperating trout. You have company, but there are 2.8 miles of special regulation water in The Stretch. Even in the most crowded times, there is plenty of water to share. However, do be aware that there are also many rafts, kayacks and canoes on the water as well. If all practice basic stream etiquette and common courtesy, the times on the water will remain enjoyable.

When possible boaters should try to quitely manuver behind anglers while giving a quick heads up to the angler that they are floating behind them. Anglers should remain calm as the fish get used to the boat activty in a hurry and typically come back within a minute or two after a boat paddles through. Boats and waders should follow the same etiquette - if someone is fishing that spot when you arrive, whether you arrive by boat or by wading, you should not encroach on the person who was there first.

The Slate Run Tackle Shop & Wolfe's General Store are open for customers wearing masks and practicing social distancing. Sandwich orders should 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

As you know, the Brown Trout Club stocked The Stretch in Pine Creek three times in March and April However, we need to continmue raisning finds for the fall stocking and to be able to reserve fish for the Spring 2021 stockings with the hatcheires. 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        

 

Green Weenies, Traditional Nymphs, Streamers, Squirmy Worms, Mop Flies, Olive Elk Hair Caddis 16, March Brown Comparaduns 12-14, Gray Fox Sparkle Duns, Blue Quill Parachutes 16-18 and various colored sized soft hackled flies 10-18.

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: 05/19/20
 

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 low and clear.

Yellow Stoneflies 16, Olive Caddis 16, Gray Fox 14-16, Blue Qills 18 and tiny midges.

Level:

Slate Run is low and clear.

Temp: 52 degrees.
Comments: Fly Patterns:

Slate Run is getting very low! Trout are wary and will not tolerate movement on shore or in the water. Fish Pine unless you are skilled at stealthy fishing and fine presentations.

The Slate Run Tackle Shop & Wolfe's General Store are open for customers wearing masks and practicing social distancing. Sandwich orders should 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

Gray Fox Sparkle Duns and emergers, Yellow Sallies, Blue Wing Olive soft hackles and parachute dry flies and the veneral green weenie. 

Last Updated: 05/19/20
 

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 low and clear.

Same as on Slate Run.

Level:

Cedar Run is low and clear.

Temp: 53 degrees.
Comments: Fly Patterns:

Cedar Run also is running low and clear. Watch your step and stay out of the water wherever possible. 

The Slate Run Tackle Shop & Wolfe's General Store are open for customers wearing masks and practicing social distancing. Sandwich orders should 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: 05/19/20
 

Pine at Waterville

USGS Water Data

Young Woman's Creek

USGS Water Data

Kettle Creek

USGS Water Data

Blockhouse Creek

USGS Water Data

1st for Sinnemahoning

USGS Water Data

Lycoming Creek

USGS Water Data

Loyalsock Creek

USGS Water Data