Pine Creek, Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Pine Creek, Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
The water flows, though very good for angling right now, were getting a little low for this time of year. The 100-year average for Pine Creek at Cedar Run this week is around 1,700 cfps. Sunday's rains brought the flows up from about 550 cfps to over 900. A few sporadic reports of Quill Gordons and even Hendricksons have been filed. Oftentimes it is hard to distinguish between the two early season hatches. Variations in color and their similar sizes can make identification uncertain. However, one clear differentiating characteristic is that the Quill Gordon has two tails while the Hendrickson has three. Flies that have been around are the Little Blacks Stones (16s and 18s), Early Brown Stones (14s), small Dark Caddis (18s) and the Little Blue Winged Olives (18-20). For up-to-date conditions, phone the Slate Run Tackle Shop at (570) 753-8551. The Slate Run Tackle Shop and Wolfe's General Store have new spring 2021 hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. The Deli closes one hour before the store's closing each day.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Pine Creek is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Lodge at Glendorn

Water flow: CFS: 968 Height: 2.58 ft

Visibility: 36 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 51 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Best stretch: Special Regulation section from the mouth of Slate Run downstream to Bonnell Run - 2.8 miles!

Best access point: Slate Run, Tomb Flats, Black Walnut Bottom, Clark Farm DCNR or PFBC access areas.

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

BWOs, dark Caddis, Little Black Stoneflies, Early Brown Stoneflies, Midges and Quill Gordons.

Fish species: Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Native Brook Trout, Small Mouth Bass, Walleye

Fishing season: March thru June (Trout), July & Aug. (Smallies), Sept. thru Dec. (Trout)

Nearest airport: Williamsport, Pa.

Person Fishing in a stream

Pine Creek Description

Slate Run Tackle Shop is Located in North Central Pennsylvania in the village of Slate Run, at the confluence of Slate Run and Pine Creek. A unique Full Service Operation from split cane bamboo rods to fishermen's deli sandwiches. Our Full Line Orvis Shop can meet all of your needs including Guide Service, Fly Fishing Schools and complete line of all Orvis fishing products. Pine Creek offers great large freestone ...

Techniques & Tips

While we are in this period of transition between cold water and the first major hatches of spring, anglers should consider beginning the day drifting nymphs through likely holding areas and watching carefully for strikes. As the day warms, add a dropper fly that mimics an emerging insect such as a BWO, Quill Gordon, Caddis or Hendrickson. Even with fish rising, a soft hackle dropper floated behind a dry can be extremely productive and make the difference.

7-Day Forecast

Daytime highs this week will be in the 60s until the rains move back in on Thursday, with highs only in the 50s. Temps will bounce back up into then 60s for the weekend. Some rain could appear again next Monday and Tuesday, but nothing too heavy from what we can see now.


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