The Latest From Slate Run Sportsmen

November 10, 2018:
SRS Board Meeting was today!

SRS Board members:

(left photo – left to right) Bottom center – John Pastorek(back of head) SRS Slate Drake Editor/SRS Newsletter – Liz Helm – co-Secretary, Dan Helm – co-Secretary, Joe Lemmon – SRS President, Dale Houseknect – SRS Vice-President, Dale Blouch – Trustee, and Harry  Finkbiner – SRS  Treasurer. Not shown, Marion Alexander – SRS  Website and Membership.

The SRS Board meeting was held today. Thank you John Pastorek for hosting the meeting!

Your SRS Board is working on things for the 2019 ‘season’. Look for upcoming events and information soon regarding the 2019 ‘season’.

October 23 – October 22, 2018:
Check out the update in the Photo Gallery. I had a decent day up on the Run ‘today’.

October 11, 2018:                   Slate Run Road Closure Update:
We just had a member email us to ask about any updates for the road closure between Francis Road and Manor Fork Road. We called the Tiadaghton District Office in Waterville and they told me that they are seeking funding to address the road washout at this time. One can walk through this stretch right now – but do NOT get too close to the edge as they believe the roadway continues to erode away and run down the mountainside!

As a result, the road will continue to be closed for vehicular traffic at this time.

The DCNR does not anticipate that the road will reopen for Deer Hunting season.


October 10, 2018:
Summer is over! Recent temperatures would contradict this initial statement but it is true – ‘calendar’ Summer is over! I know some of us have been doing some fishing there in Slate and Cedar Runs. One report from a reliable source states that Cedar fished exceptionally well this year! Another ‘researcher’ (aka fisherman) recently said that  fishing high up in Slate was very productive with only about an hour and a half of actual fishing!

The leaves are starting to change in the mountains.
Looking Up Slate - Start of Color Change

This was sent to us by John Pastorek. There’s a couple more he sent us now posted in the Photo Gallery – check them out! Get out and enjoy the Fall colors while you can. Sn………s…… s _ _ _ will be here sooner than we think.

September 15, 2018:
We just had or Fall Membership  meeting! 13 SRS members in attendance and speaker Jason Detar, our Area Fisheries Manager from the  PFBC, presented a fine program about Slate Run and some of its tributaries. I learned something new at this presentation –  male trout can be 4 inches long and will start breeding at age 2 – while females will start at age 3.

SRS member Hugh Wenger was in attendance and sent us some great pictures proving that there is much beauty in our surrounding area – and it doesn’t have to always be a fish that is a thing of beauty. Check them out in the ‘Photo Gallery’!

September 13, 2018
First –
Slate Run Road between Francis Road and Manor Fork Road is closed due to washout. This road continues out to Rt 44 near Black Forest. The side of road appears to have fallen away down the mountain. Please do NOT use this route for traveling between Slate Run and Manor Fork Road or the Black Forest until they address this issue.


Second – There is a change in guest speaker for the September 15 meeting.  Please check out the update on the 2018 Calendar.