Slate Run near Renovo, Pennsylvania
Every trout angler I know spends tons and tons of thought, time, and money on the famous trilogy of rivers out west known as Henry's Fork, the Madison, and the yellow stone. They spends years saving up to be able to fish the water that by this time has turned into something otherworldly (in a good way) in their mind. So they spend years saving up to buy a week out there to find out that the water is not all that is was in their mind (don’t me wrong the rivers out west have some of the best trout fishing anywhere but no body of water on earth can live up to expectations of an angler that has been told all the wonderful things about the river by outdoor magazines). I, however am much less patent and would prefer to go fishing right now and not spend all my money and not be too disappointed. So I fish the famous trilogy of rivers of the east; Slate Run, Cedar Run, and Kettle. It is true the fishing is not as quite good as the rivers out west and they are smaller than the rivers out west but they are comparable on many levels. If all this catches your interests you might want to keep reading so I can give you a few fishing tips. First I should tell you that Slate Run is part of a Heritage Trout area so it is flies only. The wild brown fishing in Slate Run is really good and the brookies can grow big but they tend to average on the smaller side. Don't worry though the brookies more than make up for it in numbers. The accesses to Slate Run is much harder than most of the other streams in the area so you won't have to worry about fishing pressure as much as some other streams. Be warned the fishing here is not the easiest; most of the veterans recommend you just walk along a mile of the run before you go fishing to see for yourself how everything fits together, the best pools, where the rapids are, riffles, if anything is hatching; basically just getting the lay of the land. Speaking of hatches the hatches here are really heavy. It all starts in April when the blue quills start to hatch. Then comes gray foxes, march browns, sulphers, and olives in May. Once we head into late May brown, green, slate drakes show up. The slate drakes show up into September. Once we get into June the caddisflies show up and don't go away until October. The best time to fish Slate Run is not spring or fall, surprisingly its summer. Why? Because while it is true the run warms a little it does not warm as much as the larger Pine Creek so the big, old browns leave the main river and swim into the lower reaches of Slate where they make for fantastic nighttime fishing. Oh, one more thing; big trout prefer pockets to big pools. Don't ask me why they just do. That’s it for the tips. Good luck fishing!
Slate Run Fishing near Renovo, Pennsylvania
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Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Stream
Lat/Long: 41.472569 -77.504425
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Description for Slate Run, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
Slate Run is a stream located just 16.3 miles from Renovo, in Lycoming County, in the state of Pennsylvania, United States. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including brown trout and brook trout here.
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