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Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 7/27/2017

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Penns is still seasonally high after big rains, hey remember last year?? Flows are awesome for this time of year but creek is still off color.

Stream Level: Penn's is running 385 cfs, average is 159 cfs.

Water Temp: low 60's

Clarity: off color

Fishing Overview: Look for ISO, Cahills, caddis and blue quills to bring fish up.

Specifics and Tips: Nymphing mayfly and stone patterns all over, many times fish are in the fast heavy riffles this time of year gorging themselves. Be ready to throw a dry!

Hatches: ISO (10-12)
Cahill (12-14)
Tan Caddis (14-16)
BWO (18-22)
Midges (20-24)


Hot Patterns: ISO Emerger (10-12)
Tan Elk Hair Caddis (12-14)
Light Cahill Dun (10-12)
Wet Ant (12-18)
Hares Ear (14-18)
McKee's Rubberlegs Stone (6-10}
BH Prince (8-12)
Pheasant Tail (14-20)
GTI Caddis Larva (12-16)
Sculpin Patterns (4-10)


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Conservation Note: ANGLERS VISITING OUR AREA: Specifically those of you who just fished the Delaware River (or other streams in the NY Catskill Region), the Farmington in Connecticut, or Maryland's Gunpowder River, Please clean your boots and waders with a diluted bleach solution OR hot water(must be over 140 degrees f) and laundry detergent - It must soak for at least 30 minutes to be effective. DIDYMO has been identified in these watersheds. Another option is to purchase a second pair of boots and waders to wear only in infected waters. It's the only sure way not to spread DIDYMO. Please be responsible - Don't spread DIDYMO TO Central Pennsylvania!

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