Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited hosts Loyalsock River of the Year Book Discussion and Picnic

The Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited will be hosting a special public meeting and picnic on Wednesday, September 12th beginning at 5-5:30 pm. The Chapter is The Loyalsock,Title,Contents,Forwardteaming with Carol Parenzan, the Middle Susquehanna Riverkeeper, as part of the Loyalsock “River of the Year” to present a discussion of the classic “The Vanishing Trout” book by Charles Lose. This rare and important local book chronicles Lose’s favorite trout fishing, camping, and travel experiences along Loyalsock Creek in the early 1900s. During and immediately following the logging era, Loyalsock Creek was still a nationally famous fishery with a good population of large brook trout, but was beginning to face the challenges and impacts of extensive logging, coal mining and over fishing. Dr. Lose was an early voice advocating for reforestation and new conservation practices needed to restore and protect the Loyalsock’s watershed. Also discussed will be papers on the history of log rafting and early settlers in the Loyalsock valley. The public is invited to join in the discussion and picnic (hot dogs, chips and drinks will be supplied- please bring a covered dish or dessert). The meeting will be held at the Consolidated Sportsmens of Lycoming County campground pavilion. Turn left at the signs off of PA Route 87 just above Pier 87, about 6 miles north of Montoursville. (Note we will be meeting at the Archery Range / campground which is south of the main sportsmens grounds /shooting ranges). More information on the meeting and downloads of the books and papers can be found on our websites at, and


The Early English Settlers on the Loyalsock, Rogers, pp 55–82, plus Society publications and officers

Rafting Days on the Loyalsock,Rogers,pp 12-35

The Loyalsock, Map

The Loyalsock, A Trout Stream, Lose, pp 36-54

The Loyalsock,Title,Contents,Forward

To download the complete book, the Vanishing Trout, please go to here. Scroll to the bottom of the page and the book is available in 4 separate pdf files.

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Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited

Welcome to the Susquehanna Chapter of Trout Unlimited. Founded in 1964, we are one of Pennsylvania’s oldest chapters, and help protect many miles of central Pennsylvania’s finest streams. Some of our waters include Muncy Creek, Loyalsock Creek, Black Hole Creek, Pine Creek, Slate Run and Lycoming Creek

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