Pine Creek

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2009/04/11 14:47:36 (permalink)

Pine Creek

Was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to share or point me in the direction of some links/info about Pine Creek. When I was in high school my buddy and I made a few weekend trips out there and had a great time. Thought I read somewhere at one point on this board where somebody mentioned about it.  Was thinking of doin a camping/fishing trip. A mutual friend of ours is finally getting into fishing and he decided to do it right and get a fly rod. We thought this would be a great place to get em started. Any info appreciated as I will be looking as well
 
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    Terry R
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    RE: Pine Creek 2009/04/11 22:36:50 (permalink)
    This should help.

    http://www.flyfishingconnection.com/pinecreek.html

    We're going to be fishing Kettle the second week of May. An annual tradition w/ my buddies. We'll be there for a week. We usually make it over to Pine Creek at least one day during the week. Wonder if they finally sold that store/fly shop in Slate Run yet.

    Never spent more then a day fishing Pine. Breathtaking scenery. Always wanted to do a multi-day drift/camping trip. You will have access to miles of water that you could never fish wading. Have a super time, and please post your results.
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    RE: Pine Creek 2009/04/12 00:08:30 (permalink)
    i got a camp on by kettle creek never heard of or fished pine creek is it far from kettle
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    RE: Pine Creek 2009/04/12 07:52:22 (permalink)
    What part of Kettle are you on? We take the camper to Ole Bull State Park. My second favorite campground in PA. Nice place. Ceramic showers are nicer than I have at home. Dolly (office secretary) is worth the trip all by herself. Sweeeet!

    I digress. In Oleana you take SR 144 (or is it SR 44. Which ever one you are not traveling on) up the mountain. Drive I'm guessing 8 - 10 miles along the mountain top till you come to the last left turn before the Black Forest Inn. Take that road (unpaved) down the other side of the mountain (maybe 5 - 6 miles) to Slate Run. That's Pine Creek. Premier Pennsylvania fishing / camping / recreation area. It's a bit of a drive, but that's the beauty of it.

    My dad and uncles used to have a cabin up on top of the mountain. It was an old CCC camp that was located on the Dyer Farm, just off of Robinson Rd. Oh, the memories of that place! Anyway, the place needed lots of work. Roof was leaking, roof rafters were rotting, floor had soft spots etc. Typical repairs for anyone that owns a cabin. The straw that broke the Camels back however was when the local township established a requirement that all cabins install new outhouses over concrete holding tanks. You also had to maintain a contract w/ a local honey dipper to pump the tank out every year. With the amount of use the cabin received (3 - 4 weeks a year) we/they wouldn't have filled that tank in a decade. Dad and his brothers were too old to take on that kind of work. Plus the expense was prohibitive. So they gave the cabin up. They never really owned it. They had a 99 year lease from the State.

    The good news (I guess) is that the cabin is still standing. The State historical society moved the cabin onto the property of the Pennsylvania Lumberman's Museum down on SR 6 outside of Coudersport. The cabin has been lovingly restored (they put a fortune into it) and stands as a tribute to, and an example of the work that the CCC boys did back in 1933. I live in Pittsburgh, and many time when I'm visiting Potter County I'll take the longer route up there (along SR 6) just to pay a visit to the cabin. I see dad's (and uncles and cousins) footprints all over the place!

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    sugarfuzz12
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    RE: Pine Creek 2009/04/12 09:26:22 (permalink)
    my camp is up on top trout run road 
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    RE: Pine Creek 2009/04/13 06:22:48 (permalink)
    you might want to give this place a visit http://www.bigmeadowsflyshop.com/

    the early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

    www.theonshorefisherman.bravehost.com
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    RE: Pine Creek 2009/04/13 08:12:43 (permalink)
    Check out this site:

    www.slaterun.com


    Nice shop. Nice people. They will do their best to assist you w/ hot flies, etc. However, as you would expect, the accesses points that they will put you onto are the same spots that everyone hits. Gotta spend time on the river to discover the best spots.

    Early in the year is best time to fish.

    Can't wait till May when we get up there.
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    RE: Pine Creek 2009/04/13 14:27:43 (permalink)
    terry r are you ever able to find minnows up on kettle the only bait shop i ever go in is that kettle creek shop and they never have any.  i don't even know of any bait shops that are close to me other than that one since they closed the one in cross forks a few years back
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    RE: Pine Creek 2009/04/13 20:44:58 (permalink)
    sugarfuzz12. Sorry. No idea where you might find live minnows in that area. We're fly fishers, so live bait is not an issue. The only shop that I know of is down stream of Cross Fork. Can't remember the name of the place. Short Italian looking fella owns/runs the place. Lives in the back. Real nice guy. Couldn't be more helpful. He carries a lots of fishing stuff, but mostly fly fishing stuff.

    I see guys using salted minnows on Kettle. Probably because they can't get live ones. Those stocked trout are so dumb, I don't think they know the diff. Don't remember ever seeing a minnow bucket.

    When do you plan to go to Kettle?
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    RE: Pine Creek 2009/04/14 13:31:27 (permalink)
    probably not till may sometime i have a couple stretches of 3 days off work and going to try to turn them into 4.  i just started fly fishing a couple years ago and have been having some success up there my biggest problem is trying to match the hatch i still have trouble telling witch flys and nymphs are witch on the water and still not that great at tying flys other than cattis and sucker spawns.  i love that creek though every year ive gotten a trout 18 in or bigger but the nices was a 14 in native brook my buddies dad caught.
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    RE: Pine Creek 2009/04/14 14:09:32 (permalink)
    The hatch charts are very specific, but I have grown weary of them. Walk into any fly shop and check their bulletin board describing what flies are hot: pheasant tail, prince, sucker spawn, wooly buggers, elk hair caddis if they are rising. I'd add to that list the zebra nymph, green weenie, san juan worm. Best part of it is I can tie all of these well enough that I'm not embarrassed to fish them. I don't think you need to be to fussy w/ stocked fish. Throw junk.
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    Terry R
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    RE: Pine Creek 2009/04/14 14:13:38 (permalink)
    We'll be at Ole Bull from Monday, 5/11 till Friday, 5/15. The are going to stock that section of Kettle on Friday, 5/8, so there should be lots-o-feesh. If you are going to be there any time during that stretch let me know. T.
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    RE: Pine Creek 2009/04/14 16:32:40 (permalink)
    thats one of the weeks i am trying to head up that way. if i can work out 2 trades i will be off from the 13th to the 20th. will let you know 
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    RE: Pine Creek 2009/04/14 17:53:19 (permalink)
    Do that! Like to meet ya. I'll have at lease 3 other buddies w/ me. We have a good time. Fish, have a beer, burn some logs, retell the same old stories. Get the pic?? We usually fish the stretch of creek right behind the camp ground. Short walk from camp site. We also will head down to the FFO project. The Kettle Creek Water Shed group did a really nice job there.
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    RE: Pine Creek 2009/04/14 18:13:54 (permalink)
    Ahh we we curious about the beer part. I was under the assumption that most of the campgrounds were in the state park. Thanks for all the info we are still trying to decide where to camp.
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    Terry R
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    RE: Pine Creek 2009/04/14 20:46:46 (permalink)
    Moderation my good man. No need to make a big hullabaloo. We will not bother anyone.
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    RE: Pine Creek 2009/04/15 13:18:45 (permalink)
    ya ive fished the project waters above cross forks a couple times it is very nice there.  I always have a good time fishing and having a few cold ones in gods country
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    RE: Pine Creek 2009/04/20 21:47:03 (permalink)
    Do any of you guys fish hammersley,or cross fork I'll be heading up to Kettle may 4,5,6,7 with my Dad and friends and would like to try and fish these streams. or would it be better to try and hit Pine ,Slate, or young womans creek. love fishing kettle, and little kettle just wanted to check out some different waters since well have the time.
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    RE: Pine Creek 2009/04/21 08:48:07 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: marine1

    Do any of you guys fish hammersley,or cross fork I'll be heading up to Kettle may 4,5,6,7 with my Dad and friends and would like to try and fish these streams. or would it be better to try and hit Pine ,Slate, or young womans creek. love fishing kettle, and little kettle just wanted to check out some different waters since well have the time.

     
    In that area of the state, it's pretty hard to make a wrong choice, if you know what I mean.  Virtually every creek in the area is very nice.
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    RE: Pine Creek 2009/04/21 14:03:54 (permalink)
    i have fished kettle were hamersley flows in and the same with cross fork creek but have never actually fished those 2 creeks.  suppose to be alot of natives in them and i think they stock crossfork creek.  like nymph said its hard to go wrong.
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    RE: Pine Creek 2009/04/21 22:46:07 (permalink)
    thanks fellas i wish i had the whole month of may to spend up their. this is my 3rd trip to kettle so i thought id explore some this time. sure like catchin them natives though.
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    RE: Pine Creek 2009/04/22 08:51:32 (permalink)
    ORIGINAL: marine1

    thanks fellas i wish i had the whole month of may to spend up their.

     
    Don't we all, haha.
     
     
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    RE: Pine Creek 2009/04/22 13:13:27 (permalink)
    just made a trade at work last night that got me off from may 12th through the 20th so i'll probably be up at camp turkey hunting and fishing kettle for most of that time. it can't come soon enough
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    RE: Pine Creek 2009/04/22 17:13:40 (permalink)
    ill be up kettle may 7-11 campin in ole bull....gonna help stock the DH
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    RE: Pine Creek 2009/04/22 20:30:49 (permalink)
    Fishing Kettle in May I see lots of guys going turkey hunting in the morning and fishing in the afternoon. LIFE IS GOOD! I don't hunt very seriously any more. Dad and uncles are all gone. But dad left me his Winchester Model 70, and I take it for a walk every deer season. It's a good one. Contacted Winchester some years ago and they told me that the serial numbers on the rifle indicate that it was manufactured in 1948. That's two years older then me. A classic! I've selected a nephew to carry it after I'm gone. Hope it is never sold.
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    RE: Pine Creek 2009/04/22 23:43:32 (permalink)
    Cool Terry wish ya luck! My buddies are getting more excited as we get closer to next weekend as well
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