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Fly Fishing Little Mahoning Creek
Little Mahoning Creek, a tributary of Mahoning Creek, is
a nice size trout stream located in southwest
Pennsylvania. It begins above the little town of Deckers
Point and flows from there to Nashville. The headwaters
are relatively small but it still get to as wide as thirty feet.
This upper section of Little Mahoning Creek flows
through open pastures with some trees and bushes
along the banks. The stream is stocked in its
headwaters area. State Route #1034 provides access to
this area along with some bridges and side roads.

A Delayed Harvest Fly Fishing Only section begins just
below Nashville. It's a four and a half mile stretch of
water that runs from Cesna Run downstream to State
route #1034 at Rochester Mills that's heavily stocked.
Little Mahoning Creek is fairly large in the DH area,
averaging about sixty feet in width. It has a good rock
substrate and some fairly fast flowing runs and riffles.
The pools are rather large and deep and provide good
holding areas for the holdover trout.

You can access the Delayed Harvest area from State
Routes #1038 or #1034. The stream doesn't run right
along the roads. You will have to walk a short way to the

Little Mahoning Creek can get too warm during the hot
Summer. There are plenty of trout stocked below the
Delayed Harvest area but the water downstream of
Rochester Mills becomes marginal during hot weather.
There are few runs and riffles to help add oxygen to the
water. It's best fished during the spring months.

The season follows the standard Pennsylvania trout
Springtime is the best time for fly fishing Little Mahoning
Fly fishing Little Mahoning Creek is tough in the lower
areas during the summer months.
Fall is a good time to catch a larger holdover brown
trout because of the spawn.

Fly Fishing Gear, Tackle and Trout Flies
Type of Stream

Brown Trout (A few wild but mostly
Stocked - few holdovers)

Medium to Large, 30miles long

Southwestern Pennsylvania

Nearest Town
Rochester Mills

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February  - year round in Special
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State of Pennsylvania

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