Standing Stone Creek, PA

Peters to Fording section

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Outing Information

Start/End Time
7:15 to 10:30
Best Fishing Time
7:30 to 8:30
Water Temp
Water Clarity
Slightly Stained - 3' to 5' visibility
Water Level
Moderate depth a
Herb Yost

Fish Caught

Brown Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
1 8" #2 Silver
1 8"

Rainbow Trout

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
6 11" #2 Silver
6 11"

Smallmouth Bass

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
2 11½" #2 Silver
2 11½"
Total: 9 fish Top Patterns: Unspecified (9)


Mostly Cloudy X
Rain - Light X
Light - 5 to 10 knots X
Air Temp High/Low
75.0°F / 61.0°F
Wind Direction
Weather Front
Today followed a cold front.
30.03 rising
Moon Phase
61% Full (Waxing gibbous)

Other Patterns Tried

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It was raining this morning when I got up, but I checked the weather forecasts and the water levels and figured it would be a good morning for a little fishing. I was thinking about fishing the Kish, but it was a bit too high and fast for me. The LJ and Spring were both fine, but I thought I would give the Stone another go this morning. So, I put on my gear, walked down behind the shale bank and got in the Stone a little downstream of the Peter's house. I fished it all the way to the fording, in fact for the first time in a couple of years I fished the flat section above the fording. I might as well not have because I didn't catch a single fish in the section this morning. I used to do well fishing that section, but not this morning.

I did catch 9 fish, 7 trout, and 2 smallmouth bass. I only caught one brown trout and it was the smallest fish of the morning at about 8 inches. The smallmouth bass were 2 of the nicest smallmouth I have caught so far this year. One was 10 inches and the other was a really nice fat 13 inch bass. It was also the biggest fish I caught this morning. The rest of the fish were rainbows and they were all around 11 inches long. The standard stocking size for rainbows this year.

The nice thing about fishing the Stone this morning is that I didn't see anyone else on the stream and I didn't have to burn a drop of gas to fish. I think the number of trout left in the Stone is getting smaller and smaller and of course the water is warming up, so I guess folks might as well take the trout. When the water temperature gets into the high 60's or low 70's, I'll fish the Stone for bass. I was surprised that I didn't catch a single Fall fish this morning or any Rock bass. The section above the fording has some cliffs were I used to catch a couple of rock bass, but not today.

I think I'll head out again on Thursday morning, but I'm not sure where I want to fish. Friday morning we are heading for Oil City to see Jodie and the gang. We are taking Will to Scout camp for the summer and helping with the Chittester family's giant yard sale. Jimmie's parents, his brother and his wife, and Jodie and Jimmie are all selling junk this weekend. Of course a lot of Jodie and Jimmie's junk is stuff we have been hauling out to their house to get rid of.