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New book on PA limestone trout creeks now available from PATU

Nov 03, 2017
A fascination with modern geospatial techniques and limestone geology led retired army engineer officer Patrick C. Wentz on a quest to discover the limestone creeks of Pennsylvania. The result

A fascination with modern geospatial techniques and limestone geology led retired army engineer officer Patrick C. Wentz on a quest to discover the limestone creeks of Pennsylvania. The result is a directory of Pennsylvania limestone creeks that fly fishers, water conservationists, and geologists will find indispensable.

A limestone trout creek is one of nature’s most amazing balancing acts. The water temperature should be lower than seventy degrees Fahrenheit to attract trout. Nutrients released by the limestone promote plant growth, which attracts small aquatic life, which in turn attract trout. These are the ideal conditions Wentz sought in creeks and streams throughout Pennsylvania.

In all, Pennsylvania Limestone Trout Creeks covers the locations, water temperature, and alkalinity of 169 limestone creeks in thirty-three Pennsylvania counties. Using rigorous analytical methodology, Wentz provides grid designations detailing creek locations. He pairs those with detailed descriptions of each creek and a determination of its potential to sustain a trout population.

The book also references the earlier work by A. Joseph Armstrong,Trout Unlimited's Guide to Pennsylvania Limestone Streams, and updates some of the changes that have occurred on the streams covered in his book which was originally published in 1992.

Wentz’s work is an informative guide for anyone interested in trout or limestone geology—and for anyone looking for a lovely and productive place to fish.

In paperback…120 pages…$26.95 per copy, including shipping and sales tax.
To order, please send your check payable to PATU to 107 Simmons St., Dubois, PA 15801