Near Galeton, the Pine Creek is a large river with wild and stocked trout. The Pine Creek is a great place for families and beginner fly fishermen. There are plenty of stocked and some wild trout. The creek is reasonable to wade in many areas.
The upper section of Pine Creek is from Brookland downstream to West Pike. In this 5 mile stretch, you can expect to find brook trout and wild brown trout in the pocket water. Access is provided by SR449 and SR6.
The middle section of Pine Creek is from West Pike downstream to Galeton. This section below the confluence with Genesee Forks is stocked and can be accessed by SR6.
From Galeton to Ansonia, the creek is dammed.
The lower section of Pine Creek is below Ansonia through the Pine Creek Gorge down to the confluence with the West Branch of the Susquehanna River. In the gorge, access can be difficult but the 700 foot deep gorge is spectacular. Below Blackville, fly fishing access on the Pine Creek is provided by SR414.
Overall, Pine Creek is the 24th most popular fly fishing river of all 49 fly fishing spots in Pennsylvania.