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Pine Creek/Kettle Creeks, Potter and Tioga Counties, 6/8-12/2013

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Just got back from spending a week in God's Country. I got to fly fish every morning before my family got up and every afternoon while my daughters were taking naps.

Pine Creek-DHALO section-water warm already 70 degrees, but the smallies are hitting hard. Fished at the Darling Run access. Fished it in Gaines the same night and the water temps were much better with trout rising and a gray caddis of some kind hatching.

Lyman Run-WBTE-Fished it 3 or 4 times in different stretches during the week. The lower stretches by the lake appear to be littered with brownies, while everything upstream of Thompson Rd is mostly brookies. Water was very cool, it rained most of the week but the stream never muddied up or blew out of its banks.

West Branch Pine-I had an epic morning on Wed. on a stretch below where Brad from Potter took us at the QG Summit. The rain let off, the sun came out, and the brookies were hammering my royal wulff. Water was slightly off color and cold. Didn't even bother w/ water temps on the small streams because it was clear they were plenty cold.

Kettle Creek WBTE-Fished it on Thursday. Rain was coming down in buckets, the water was borderline muddy, and it was raging. Very tough wading. Only fished the first mile of the 28 miles of WBTE waters and only picked up one brookie. Spent most of the time wiping rain off my glasses and trying not to fall on my arse.

Genesee Fork-Access was tough, but the water was in good condition. Fished a small stretch where it empties into Pine and picked up a few brownies. Again, it was raining but the stream was of good color and well within its banks.

Mill Creek-Fished behind the Country Club as well as the bridge at 44 upstream behind Gary's Put-Put Mini Golf. Once again, despite rain, the flow was perfect, water was slightly off color, and trout were rising.

There were a few other small streams that I fished. I caught a lot of fish, 100% on dry flies, never had to go sub surface. If you're headed to Potter and Tioga, fish the small streams! The flows across the county appears to be perfect right now! Don't waste your time w/ the DHALO section of Pine...probably everything from the canyon downstream is too warm-unless you want to target smallies.

Posted on: 2013/6/14 17:55

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Re: Pine Creek/Kettle Creeks, Potter and Tioga Counties, 6/8-12/2013

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No pics?! Come on Squatch!

Posted on: 2013/6/14 21:31
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I got them. I gotta upload them all!

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Re: Pine Creek/Kettle Creeks, Potter and Tioga Counties, 6/8-12/2013

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Okay here's a few from God's Country.

West Branch Brookie
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Mill Creek Brownie
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Fawn crossing Lyman Run
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Lyman Run Brookie
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Kettle Creek WBTE-this is the beginning of the special reg water. Better not get caught w/ a brookie or a beaver!
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PIne Creek DHALO bronze back!
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A very pretty West Branch brookie:
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Great trip! (What does WBTE stand for?)

Posted on: 2013/6/15 3:17


Re: Pine Creek/Kettle Creeks, Potter and Tioga Counties, 6/8-12/2013

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Wild Brook Trout Enhancement.
Perty fish there Squatchie. Guess I'll head up to Sullivan Co. today.

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Very nice.

Posted on: 2013/6/15 9:50
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Thanks. I really miss it already. Back at work this morning (just got back yesterday afternoon)...wishin' I was up in the mountains again.

Posted on: 2013/6/15 9:54


Re: Pine Creek/Kettle Creeks, Potter and Tioga Counties, 6/8-12/2013

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You should have spent a day farther south and fished Slate and Cedar. Those two streams can be great for Browns and also some brookies.

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Re: Pine Creek/Kettle Creeks, Potter and Tioga Counties, 6/8-12/2013

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Those streams are about an hour from my camp and get a lot of pressure. Apart from Pine in the Canyon, I saw ZERO other fishermen. Ahhh.

Posted on: 2013/6/15 13:26


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Nice Andy. Glad you had a good trip.

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TYoung wrote:
You should have spent a day farther south and fished Slate and Cedar. Those two streams can be great for Browns and also some brookies.


Everybody talks about Slate & Cedar...& they are fine streams...and they get hammered! but up this way we have streams that are equal or better to them & nobody around .

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Exactly. Some day I'll get back to Slate, but I won't go out of my way to fish it. It's beautiful back there, that's for sure.


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That smallie is beautiful! Gotta catch up with you soon to fish the 'Stoga!

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That smallie was strong! I caught him on the far bank of Pine, so I already had a ton of line out. I saw my dry go under (I had a soft hackle PT droped) and pulled up. It was dead weight at first. I thought I was on a branch...and then the branch started tugging. They're pure muscle!

Posted on: 2013/6/15 22:58



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