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Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 5/27/2018

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Penn's is dropping and there are reports of Drakes in the lower stretches.

Stream Level: Penn's gauge is running 722 cfs, 380 cfs is the average.

Water Temp: mid 50's

Clarity: off color but clearing

Fishing Overview: Tan Caddis, Sulphur, March brown and the rest of the bug parade are here. Look for March browns and blue quill spinners in the evening. Nymphing has been productive. Green Drakes

Specifics and Tips: Keep an eye out for fish actively feeding on top, nymphing will be productive the rest of the day. In high water fish the soft edges with nymphs and streamers.

Hatches: March Brown (8-12)
Sulphur (14-16)
Tan Caddis (14-16)
Midges (20-24)
BWO (18-22)
Blue Quill (16)


Hot Patterns: March Brown Dun (8-12)
Elk Hair Caddis Tan (12-16)
Sulphur Dun & Parachutes (14-16)
Sulphur Comparadun (18-20)
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)


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