We held our 2021-22 season concluding SRS Membership meeting today. It was attended with about 25 members who enjoyed this last regular membership meeting of the calendar year. 9-11-2021 SRS Membership meeting. While some of our business was abbreviated, we had a long discussion about the ATV Pilot Program that is being implemented by the … Continue reading Slate Run Sportsmen’s Fall 2021 Membership Meeting
Today - the dew point started to fall… drop. The air isn't quite as sticky as it has been for the past many days. I managed to deal with a pressing issue at the cabin and take care of some SRS business earlier this week. It seemed to take up most of my time though … Continue reading The ‘Do…Point…Drop’, or the dew point drop?
I got back several days ago in order to attend a Pine Creek Watershed Council meeting and the Pine Creek Preservation Association (PCPA) picnic. It is pretty typical early August weather here so it's pretty hot and humid now. This is to be expected and the water temperature in Pine is high enough to leave … Continue reading Hot August
I have been on the Rail to Trails and fishing over the past two days. I've seen quite an assortment of wildlife as a result - seeing more rattlesnakes than I've seen probably in the last 20 years! First, I heard from my neighbor say that he saw one crossing Pine Creek about a week … Continue reading Last Brookie Of Summer
My friend Harry stopped in today. I've been fishing with him since the mid-1980s. The water has been so low for so long that we thought it best to not go fishing. So he said he was going to go hiking up in the Algerine Swamp Natural Area. We talked about this for a little … Continue reading The Algerine Swamp Natural Area
I've been back in Slate Run now for a few days and have things pretty much caught up. So I decided to take a drive up into the mountains. We recently got a new (one year old) vehicle and I thought I'd break it in by driving up to Cushman Vista. Just as a I … Continue reading Meteorological or Astronomical… Fall?
We've all read the stories of the guys that look at topo maps, (ok, so I'm a little dated here, get over it) - alright, or their iPhones, and they find these obscure trickles of water. They go hiking miles to get a chance at catching Brookies in very remote places. That's about what it … Continue reading Remote Places, Cool Waters, and Long Hikes
Slate Run Sportsmen was formed with the intention to make Slate Run a Fly Fishing Only stream. That goal was attained with a lot of hard work by the founding members. The Brown Trout Club (BTC) was formed relatively recently and I believe many of my fellow SRS members also support this endeavor. At this … Continue reading This Is What Stressed Trout Look Like
I was thinking that I was going to go for a hike today. But a friend of mine reminded me that this particular hike, the Dragonback, was pretty challenging - especially on the way down. Since I am still officially recovering from hip replacement surgery, I reconsidered my plan. So I went 'hiking' up a … Continue reading The Tributary That Must Not Be Named
My friend took his fly rod for a walk up Cedar Saturday afternoon. He realized that the water was too warm and just hiked his way out. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon - maybe not what is expected, but we can modify our behavior if we want to protect the things … Continue reading The View From Here