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Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 3/29/2020

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Penns is blown. Great time to be on the vise and prepping for the waters to recede.

Stream Level: Penns gauge is 2690, median is 766 cfs.

Water Temp: low 40's

Clarity: Chocolate Milk

Fishing Overview: Fish have been holding in deeper slower water but some warmer temps and bug activity will have them spreading out and feeding well soon.

Specifics and Tips: Big Walts and baetis nymphs will take fish. Dry fly action has yet to get in full swing. Fish the deeper slots and slower water, fish will be holding there.

Hatches: Midges (20-26)
BWO (18-22)
Hendrickson (14)
Grannom Caddis (12-14)


Hot Patterns: Iron Lotus (16-18)
Biot Body Stonefly (6-10)
Frenchie (12-16)
Hares Ear (14-18)
McKee's Rubberlegs Stone (6-10)
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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