| Area 4 biologists completed a survey on the stocked trout area of the South Branch of Roaring Creek,
Columbia and Northumberland Counties, during the week of June 21, 2004. The stocked area on the South
Branch is downstream from Knoebels Grove. As was the case with the main stem of Roaring Creek, a large
number of hatchery trout remained in the South Branch from an in-season planting during the week of May
17. Holdover and wild browns were also present. We found brown and brook trout up to 17 inches long.
Stream temperatures and flows up to this point have allowed some great early summer stocked trout
opportunities, but angling pressure on the South Branch was light during the week of our survey.
17 inch Brook Trout from the South Branch
17 inch Brown Trout from the South Branch
South Branch of Roaring Creek