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

Pine Creek - PA

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Temperature 63°



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Slate Run Tackle's Tip of the Week

Finally, the region's transition to fall began with last week's 4.5 inches of rain in the Pine Creek Valley. Cooler nights and less intense heat during the day have Pine Creek fishing again, though still a little sluggish. Please do not target trout that are stacking up at the mouths of cold water tributaries. If you fish Pine Creek, please consider supporting the Brown Trout Club with a donation at Phone the Slate Run Tackle Shop at (570) 753-8551 for up-to-date conditions. The Slate Run Tackle Shop and Wolfe's General Store summer hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Keep in mind that the Deli closes each day at 4 p.m.

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Map of Pine Creek

Water Flow Data

Tidal Conditions

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Lodge at Glendorn

5-Day Outlook as of 9/12/22

Daytime highs in the mid-to-upper 70s through the week, with a return to the 80s for the weekend. Not much rain in the forecast this week.

Techniques & Tips as of 9/12/22

Fish in mornings or evenings when trout are more active. Water temps can rise toward the 70-degree mark on warmer afternoons. Successful anglers are fishing subsurface patterns deep. Streamers are also working well along water seams and structure.

Local Species Available March thru June (Trout), July & Aug. (Smallies), Sept. thru Dec. (Trout)

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    Brown Trout

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    Rainbow Trout

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    Native Brook Trout

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    Small Mouth Bass

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Slate Run Tackle's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
May's Clearwater Crayfish N/A 6-10
Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer Olive 6-10
Letort Hopper Yellow/Tan 12
Blue Winged Olive Olive 18
Traditional Nymphs Assorted 10-18
Squirmy Worm Red 12-18
Midge Cream 18-24
Prince Nymph N/A 10-14

May's Clearwater Crayfish

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Slate Run Tackle's Recommended Gear

Description: About Pine Creek

The 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 deli sandwiches. Our Full Line Orvis Shop can meet all of your needs including Guide Service, Fly Fishing Schools, complete line of all Orvis fishing products, food, gasoline, gifts, etc. Pine Creek offers great, large freestone fishing for Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Smallies. Slate Run, Cedar Run and Young Womans Creek offer small freestone fishing for both native Brook Trout and wild Brown Trout. For stream conditions and more information at

Nearest Airport:

Williamsport, Pa.


Ants, Hoppers & Beatles; BWOs; Midges; Slate Drakes

Best Time to Fish:

7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Best Stretch:

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

Best Access:

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