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Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 5/26/2022

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Penns is getting back to good shape... it's fishable and the water should continue to drop daily. Hatches have been good with March brown, grey fox, sulphurs, tan caddis, small stoneflies and olives around. Drakes are only days away no confirmed reports yet.

Stream Level: Penns gauge is 429 cfs, median is 380 cfs.

Water Temp: high 50's

Clarity: Clear

Fishing Overview: Fishing has been good with the bugs in full swing. Look for fish to be spread out in the riffles and feeding heavy during emergences. Lots of bugs....

Specifics and Tips: Look for fish to be feeding on top throughout the day, nymphing or swinging emerging caddis pupa will produce good results if fish are not actively on top. Streamers are working best in low-light conditions.

Hatches: March Brown (10-12)
Sulphur (14-16)
Grey Fox (14)
Tan Caddis (14-16)
Black Caddis (16-18)
Light Cahill (12-14)
Quill Gordon (16)
Crane Fly (14-16)
BWO (18-20)
Midges (20-26)

Hot Patterns: Sulphur (14-16)
Black Elk Hair Caddis (12-14)
March Brown (10-12)
BWO patterns (18-22)
Green Drake Nymphs (8-10)
Perdigeons (14-18)
Iron Lotus (16-20)
Frenchie (12-16)
Hares Ear (14-18)
Flexi Girdle Bug Tan/Black (6-10)
Zebra Midge(18-22)
GTI Caddis Larva (12-16)
Sculpin Patterns Black/Olive (2-10)

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