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Slabtown Bridge - Loyalsock - Loyalsockville PA

Near the junction of Routes 973 and 87 is the deepest pool in the Loyalsock Creek. In the spring you can often find 30 feet. Called Slabtown by the local residents because slab wood was collected here during the logging days. The dam and the logging crib that were once here have been wiped away by the floods over the past 20 years.The little hamlet is called Loyalsockville and across the creek is the Loyalsock game farm, where the state breeds pheasants.

To get to the water there is an access road across the road from the little country church. The access road can not be blocked and you may not park down by the water but you may back part way down to unload.

After gearing up you will have to wade upstream to where the depth gets waist deep. If you follow the cliff upstream you will find the deepest pool about 25 to 30 ft deep. Continue to follow the rock face up to the new bridge to find small-mouth bass, rock bass and shiners. As you approach the new bridge the creek gets shallower and then deepens at the new bridge. If the fish are feeding you will be followed by Small-mouth bass and Fallfish.

As the Loyalsock cuts in to the neighboring hills it creates cliffs and each spring with the high water the action of the water against the cliffs form deep pools, Other pools are at Barbours and Hillsgrove. A gravel bottom stream that is home to trout, small mouth bass, rock bass, fall fish, carp, suckers, crayfish, shiners, helgramites and the Hellbender.