As its name implies, it is a beautiful medium size mountain stream. The upper end and tributaries contain wild brook trout, mid and lower sections are stocked and have some smaller wild browns. Laurel and Fuller lakes are in it’s watershed and can be fly fished also. Hatches are sparse so there is no need to mention any one specific pattern. Streamers, buggers, caddis patterns and some dark nymphs usually result in a catch.
The upper area had almost no buffering capability for acidic rain, so I spearheaded a limestone charging on two branches. Both Cumberland Valley and Adams County Trout Unlimited chapters partnered in this very successful program. Our wild brookies are doing fine.