June 16, 2022: Attention Members, Non-Members and Clean Trout Water Supporter’s

To: Members, Non-Members and Clean Trout Water Support!

Our office has been contacted with questions about how to express concerns regarding the recently advertised mining permit application for activity to occur under Yellow Creek State Park property.

I have been in contact with DEP, and their staff have advised on how to proceed with submitting formal objections and what the process will look like at is moves forward. This is important and time sensitive information, and I encourage you to share it with any interested individuals or organizations who have any concerns about the activity.

Permit applications are required by law to be advertised once weekly for four consecutive weeks. That process has already begun. Concerns must be submitted in writing no later than 30 days after the last required advertisement date. In this case, the last required advertisement date will be June 8th, which gives individuals until July 8th to submit concerns in writing to the following:

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) District Mining Operations

25 Technology Drive

California Technology Park

Coal Center, PA 15423

ATTN: Troy Williams

**Correspondence must contain name, address, telephone number, and a brief statement as to the nature of the concern/objection.

***PLEASE NOTE – an informal conference may also be requested in this correspondence. If an informal conference is requested, the result will be a public meeting format that will be open to the public during which DEP staff, mining company staff, and members of the community can attend and ask questions and have a dialog. This process can answer many questions, is fully documented by DEP, and any outstanding concerns will be addressed, as well. Attending the informal conference does not require an individual to speak, but comments can be made if desired. It is an opportunity to open up a more public dialog. Further, any objections/concerns collected during this timeframe, and their responses/answers given by DEP staff and mining company representatives, will be compiled and taken into consideration by weighing the harms and benefits of the potential permit issuance. In other words, input given does receive due consideration on whether or not a permit is issued, or perhaps a conditional permit might be issued. Note that someone must request this informal conference in writing before July 8th for it to occur.

For your information, a copy of the public notice is below.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have further questions.

Best,

Adriene

Adriene Smochek

District Manager

Representative Jim Struzzi

Indiana District Office l 550 Philadelphia Street l Indiana, PA 15701

(724) 465-0220

Stocking Report: May 9, 2022.

Dear Club Members and Guests

On Thursday May 5th, we stocked 625 fish in the stream. The trout consisted of rainbows 14 to 18 inches, brown trout 15 to 17 inches and golden trout 14 to 18 inches. The bigger trout: rainbows were 23 to 24 inches which were near 7 to 8 lbs.

Summer will be coming here soon, not sure what the weather will be like but if it gets to hot and warm, try to target non-trout this year: Smallmouth Bass, Carp, Northern Pike, Walleye, and we are starting to see Tiger Musky. The bottom release will still be helpful for the TROUT, putting to much stress can be damaging for there survival this time of year.

YCTI will be having several projects this summer including new black top for the road on the property, so be advised.

The waiting list for future membership is now going into the year 2026/2027. If your interested, email or text to my cell phone your home mailing address. 412-309-1155.

Non-Members: call or text to schedule for future Day Passes: for which day and time of arrival. Please do not email to schedule a non-member day pass, calling or texting is a much faster process… 412-309-1155

Tight Lines…

SJR

Stocking Report: April 4, 2022.

Dear Club Members and Guests

On Friday April 1st, we stocked 515 fish in the stream. The trout consisted of rainbows 16 to 18 inches and brown trout 16 to 20 inches. The bigger trout: rainbows were 23 to 25 inches which were near 8 to 10 lbs.

There are some special event coming up this spring 2022…

The 20th annual Allegheny Kiski Health Foundation Trophy Trout Tournament Event: Friday May 6th. The Club will be closed all day on May 6th.

The waiting list for future membership is now going into the year 2026/2027. If your interested, email or text to my cell phone your home mailing address. 412-309-1155.

Non-Members: call or text to schedule for future Day Passes: for which day and time of arrival. Please do not email to schedule a non-member day pass, calling or texting is a much faster process… 412-309-1155

Tight Lines…

SJR

Stocking Report: March 7, 2022.

Dear Club Members and Guests

On Friday March 4th, we stocked 240 fish in the stream. The trout consisted of brown and brook trout between 15 to 21 inches.

On Saturday, March 26th: Project Healing Waters will be having a Fly Fishing Event from 6am to 5pm. The event has a full field of teams, therefore, the trout club will be closed for that day and will be opened back up on Sunday, March 27th.

Non-Members: Please call to schedule for a day and time of arrival for non-member day passes.

Tight Lines…

SJR
412-309-1155

Stocking Report: February 18, 2022.

Dear Club Members and Guests

On Friday February 18th, we stocked 515 fish in the stream. The trout consisted of rainbows 14 to 26 inches, brown trout in the 15 to 20 inch class, along with a few Brooks and Tigers.

PLEASE NOTE: It’s WINTER SEASON! Please use COMMON SENSE when driving to fish at YCTI weather you’re a member or guest. PLEASE have a RELIABLE 4X4 vehicle and RELIABLE winter tires. If you don’t have this kind of vehicle to drive to the stream, please park at the top of the hill by the Lower Cabin and walk down to fish.

The waiting list for future membership is now going into the year 2025/2026. If your interested, email or text to my cell phone your home mailing address. 412-309-1155.

Non-Members: call or text to schedule Day Passes: for which day and time of arrival. Please do not email to schedule a non-member day pass, calling or texting is a much faster process… 412-309-1155

Tight Lines…

SJR

Stocking Report: January 14, 2022.

Dear Club Members and Guests

On Friday January 14th, we stocked 475 fish in the stream. The trout consisted of rainbows 14 to 26 inches, and some brown trout in the 15 to 18 inch class.

PLEASE NOTE: It’s WINTER SEASON! Please use COMMON SENSE when driving to fish at YCTI weather you’re a member or guest. PLEASE have a RELIABLE 4X4 vehicle and RELIABLE winter tires. If you don’t have this kind of vehicle to drive to the stream, please park at the top of the hill by the Lower Cabin and walk down to fish.

YCTI will have a booth again at the Great American Outdoor show in Harrisburg, PA. starting Saturday February 5th until Sunday February 13th, 2022.

The waiting list for future membership is now going into the year 2025/2026. If your interested, email or text to my cell phone your home mailing address. 412-309-1155.

Non-Members: call or text to schedule Day Passes: for which day and time of arrival. Please do not email to schedule a non-member day pass, calling or texting is a much faster process… 412-309-1155

Tight Lines…

SJR

Stocking Report: December 4, 2021.

Dear Club Members and Guests

On Saturday December 4th, we stocked 650 fish in the stream. The trout consisted of rainbows 16 to 24 inches. Around 200 of these trout were pushing 4 to 5 lbs each. There were also a few brown and golden trout in the 14 to 17 inch class.

MEMBERS: You should have recived your 2022 renewal membership materials. Be on the lookout for your packet. If you haven’t seen it from the USPS, please contact me by phone or email and we can make arangements to get you your renewals.

The waiting list for future membership is now going into the year 2025/2026. If your interested, email or text to my cell phone your home mailing address. 412-309-1155.

Non-Members: call or text to schedule Day Passes: for which day and time of arrival. Please do not email to schedule a non-member day pass, calling or texting is a much faster process… 412-309-1155

Tight Lines…

SJR

Stocking Report: November 7th, 2021

Dear Club Members and Guests

On Friday November 5th, we stocked 575 fish in the stream. The trout consisted of rainbows 16 to 23 inches. Around 200 of these trout were pushing 4 to 5 lbs each. There were also brown trout in the 15 to 18 inch class.

MEMBERS: You should have recived your 2022 renewal membership materials. Be on the lookout for your packet. If you haven’t seen it from the USPS, please contact me by phone or email and we can make arangements to get you your renewals.

The waiting list for future membership is now going into the year 2025/2026. If your interested, email or text to my cell phone your home mailing address. 412-309-1155.

Non-Members: call or text to schedule Day Passes: for which day and time of arrival. Please do not email to schedule a non-member day pass, calling or texting is a much faster process… 412-309-1155

Tight Lines…

SJR

Latest Information Update: October 11, 2021.

THE HOOKED ON HEADWATERS EVENT WHICH WAS SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23RD HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO LACK OF INTEREST FOR A FALL ACTIVITY.

CURRENT MEMBERS: MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS FOR THE 2022 SEASON WILL BE MAILED OUT ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2021. PLEASE BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR YOUR RENEWAL FORMS. IF YOU DON’T RECEIVE YOUR MATERIALS, PLEASE CALL OR TEXT ME WITH STATUS AND IF YOU HAPPEN TO HAVE AN ADDRESS CHANGE THIS PAST CALANDER YEAR.

AND FINALLY, WHEN TRAVELING AND ENTERING THE TROUT CLUB PROPERTY, THERE HAS BEEN A HUGE CHANGE OF SCENERY BEFORE AND JUST AFTER THE BLUE GATE. ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE TOWNSHIP ROAD, THERE IS A PARCEL OF 103 ACERS OF LAND THAT WAS CLEAR CUT OF PRETTY MUCH OF ALL THE TIMBER. A LOCAL TIMBER COMPANY HAD FINALIZED THE PURCHASE I BELIEVE IN EARLY 2021 AND STARTED THE REMOVAL IN LATE AUGUST 2021. WE HAVE HEARD THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO BE FINISHED WITH THERE PROJECT BY DECEMBER 2021. SO TAKE CAUTION WHEN ENTERING OR LEAVING THE TROUT CLUB FROM THERE TRUCKS AND EQUIPMENT. IT IS DEFINITELY A EYE CHANGING EXPERIENCE FOR ME TO SEE IT AS IS NOW AND FOR OTHERS, BUT IT WILL GROW BACK THICK IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS. FOR ROAD MAINTENANCE IT WILL BE LESS LEAVES AND LIMBS TO CLEAN UP AND MORE SUN LIGHT TO KEEP THAT SECTION OF ROAD CLEAR IN THE WINTER MONTHS.

TIGHT LINES…

SJR
412-309-1155

Stocking Report: October 4, 2021.

Dear Club Members and Guests

On Friday October 1st, we stocked a trout club record of 700 fish in the stream. The trout consisted of all rainbows 16 to 22 inches. Around 300 of these trout were pushing 3 to 4 lbs each. Looking like smaller size steelhead.

ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2021: HOOKED ON HEADWATERS WILL BE HAVING THERE 7TH ANNUAL FLY FISHING CHALLENGE AT YELLOW CREEK TROUT CLUB, INC. THERE IS A 10 TEAM MAX FOR THIS EVENT: 4 MAN TEAM, FLY FISHING ONLY. YCTI WILL ONLY BE USING A PORTION OF THE CLUB WATERS FOR THIS EVENT. START 9AM. UNTIL 5PM.

The waiting list for future membership is now going into the year 2025/2026. If your interested, email or text to my cell phone your home mailing address. 412-309-1155.

MEMBERS: There will no longer be Stocking Reports by mail, starting January 2021, all Stocking Rreports will be on the website on the NEWS link…

Non-Members: call or text to schedule Day Passes: for which day and time of arrival. Please do not email to schedule a non-member day pass, calling or texting is a much faster process… 412-309-1155

Tight Lines…

SJR