The Consolidated Sportsmen of Muncy Creeks is pleased to report a record year (2013) on two levels.
First, the Sportsmen stocked more trout this year into Lycoming and Sullivan County streams than in any other single year. Out of the Faus Nursery in Hughesville, there were 4,481 trout stocked, and out of the King Nursery in Picture Rocks, there were 8,663 stocked into streams with public access. An additional 135 trout were held over for next year. Lycoming County streams received 9,751 of the trout and Sullivan County received 3,393. Lycoming County streams, all tributaries to Muncy Creek or the Susquehanna River, receiving trout and the amount are as follows: Black Hole Creek (553), Rock Run (889), Big Run (730), Laurel Run (1,528 – including 900 for our Dick Harner Kid’s Trout Derby), Sugar Run (780), Little Muncy Creek (1,792 – both upstream from Lairdsville and downstream from Lairdsville), Roaring Run (837), Lick Run (806), Greg’s Run (878), East Mill Creek (303 – first stocking), Little Bear Creek (400 for the Loyalsock Men’s Club Kid’s Trout Derby), and Muncy Creek (255). Sullivan County streams, all tributaries to Loyalsock Creek or the Susquehanna River, receiving trout and the amount are as follows: Birch Creek (829), Lopez Creek (831), Muncy Creek (1,205), Stink Run (303), and Glass Creek (225). In the history of the Sportsmen, we have now stocked over 300,000 trout.
Second, the Sportsmen had their largest turnout ever for The Dick Harner Kid’s Trout Derby. The derby is held every year on the first Sunday in May. This year, on May 5, 235 children attended the derby. As mentioned above 900 trout were stocked in Laurel Run at Van Rennselaer Park in Picture Rocks for the young anglers. The winners in the three age groups were: 5-year-olds and under – Levi Green, Unityville, with a 15 ¼-inch brook trout; 6- to 8-year-olds – Remington Green, Millville, with a 17=inch golden rainbow trout; 9- to 12-year-olds – Kaylei Klepper, Picture Rocks with a 14 inch brook trout.
The Sportsmen, a totally volunteer organization, meet on the first Wednesday of every month at the Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department.