TCO Fly Shop - Stream Conditions

Latest Fishing Report

Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 11/16/2018

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Blown out. Weathers looking lousy the next few day, water temps will drop with melt and levels will bump again. Fish have started spawning so use caution not to intrude. Don't target spawning fish!

Stream Level: Penn's gauge is running 1070 cfs, 209 cfs is the average.

Water Temp: high 40's low 50's

Clarity: off color

Fishing Overview: Water high, getting back into Poe will be tough now with snow coming in.

Specifics and Tips: Streamers and nymphing are your best bet. A few sporadic fish on top. Watch for redds and don't target spawning fish.

Hatches: October Caddis (12-14)
Tan Caddis (14-16)
Midges (20-24)
BWO (14-18)

Hot Patterns: Elk Hair Caddis Tan (12-16)
BWO (18-22)
Bird of Prey Caddis
Biot Body Stonefly (6-10)
Frenchie (12-16)
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)
Green Weenie (12-16)
Sunken ant (12-16)

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