Biologist reports logo South Branch Roaring Creek
(Wyoming State Forest)

Columbia, Northumberland and Montour Counties
June 1-2, 2004

The South Branch of Roaring Creek is a 17.5 mile long stream located in Columbia, Northumberland, and Montour Counties. The upstream portion of the South Branch, from the headwaters downstream to Bear Gap, was recently incorporated into the Wyoming State Forest. Biologists from the Area 4 Fisheries Management Office surveyed this portion of stream on June 1 and 2, 2004. This area is open to public fishing but on a catch and release only basis.

Catch and Release sign

We sampled at four stations for a total of 1,312 yards (0.75 miles) of electrofishing. Our stations were located upstream from Route 42, between Klines and Number 6 Reservoirs, and between Number 6 and Number 2 Reservoirs. Unfortunately, the South Branch of Roaring Creek on Wyoming State Forest property did not support much of a fishery. Upstream from Route 42, the stream was very acidic and we only found a handful of warmwater species that had emigrated from Klines Reservoir. Conditions were similar between Klines and Number 6 Reservoirs. Between Number 6 and Number 2 Reservoirs, we captured seven brook trout, some species typical of stream environments such as blacknose dace and margined madtoms, and additional warmwater fish that had escaped from the lakes.

Rob Wnuk and Jerry Vitale electrofish upstream from Route 42
Rob Wnuk and Jerry Vitale electrofish upstream from Route 42

 
-- Rob Wnuk, Area 4 Fisheries Technician

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