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Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 5/29/2023

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Penns is low and clear. Drakes are pretty much river wide. Duns will be best Coburn into Poe, look for the coffins at dusk. This is the week to fish. Stay until dark for the best action.

Stream Level: Penns is currently 193, median is 370 cfs

Water Temp: high 50's/low 60's

Clarity: clear

Fishing Overview: Fishing on Penns has been fantastic. Lots of dry fly oppertunities and nymphing has been great.

Specifics and Tips: Stick with nymphs and streamers unless you see fish actively feeding on top. Smaller streamers tend to have a higher hookup rate. Stay until dark, best dry-fly action will be just before dark. Don't ignore the skinny water during hatches, fish will often stack there to feed heavily.

Hatches: Green Drake (6-10)
Tan Caddis (14-16)
Sulphur (14-16)
March Brown (10)
Cahill (14)
Black Caddis (16-18)
BWO (18-22)
Crane Fly (12-14)
Midges (20-26)

Hot Patterns: Green Drake Patterns (6-10)
Sulpher Patterns (14-16)
March Brown (10-14)
Tan Elk Hair Caddis (14-16)
Sulphur Dries (14-16)
BWO Patterns (16-22)
Perdigeons (14-18)
Iron Lotus (16-20)
Frenchie (12-16)
Hares Ear (14-18)
Rubberleg Stone Tan/Black (6-10)
Zebra Midge(18-22)
GTI Caddis Larva (12-16)
Sculpin Patterns Black/Olive (2-10)

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