Located in western Pennsylvania, in the middle of the 517,000-acre Allegheny National Forest—the largest continuous tract of public land in the state—a small, scenic stream named Minister Creek is one of the best wild trout streams in the region.
Laurel Hill Creek (tributary to Youghiogheny River)
In the Ohio drainage basin, in southwestern Pennsylvania, Laurel Hill Creek—a high quality coldwater fishery, with four exceptional value streams—is surrounded by state parks, forests and game lands throughout much of its 125-square mile watershed.
A federally-designated Wild and Scenic River, the Upper Delaware is one of the best places to fish for wild trout in the East. The insect hatches are prolific and the trout are plenty on the Delaware.
Anglers and hunters flock to the Kettle Creek area for a quiet sporting experience in one of the most wild sections of the state. Marcellus Shale development threatens that unvarnished experience.
Named Pennsylvania’s 2010 River of the Year, the Lackawaxen River is a blue ribbon limestone trout stream known for its huge boulders, overhanging trees and deep pools.
Sherman Creek (tributary to the West Branch of the Delaware River)
he headwaters to Sherman Creek begin on the Pennsylvania Game Lands 70 and wind north through forested ravines, providing shade cover and cold, clean water for trout to live in and spawn.
Early coal mining devastated Babb Creek, resulting in significant production of acid mine drainage with toxic concentrations of dissolved metals, including iron, aluminum and manganese. Most tributary streams and parts of the Babb Creek’s main stem were biologically dead by the late 1800s.
The Henry’s Fork is an American Classic... and Getting Better
It's not just abused streams that can be improved. Even the finest trout waters can be made better. TU's own Stephen Trafton, former Executive Director for the Henry's Fork Foundation, talks about the hard work that improved this gem of the rockies.
Angling community rallies around Deschutes fish kill
Kim Brannock was trail running along the Deschutes in Bend Ore. when she noticed a pool of water in a dewatered side channel. The pool was full of fish struggling to survive in the small pool of warm, de-oxygenated water.
Fall is my favorite season in Yellowstone Country. The crowds thin out, the colors change, the fishing picks up and the wildlife comes out in full force. Nothing says “autumn” to me like swinging flies on the Madison in the park.