TCO Fly Shop - Stream Conditions

Latest Fishing Report

Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 2/7/2023

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Penns flow is dropping and water clearing. Getting back to Poe Valley can be tough without 4-wheel drive this time of year, expect icy rutted back roads. Fish will be more active during the warmest parts of the day.

Stream Level: Penns is currently 400ish cfs (gauge is iced today), median is 350 cfs

Water Temp: high 30's/low 40's

Clarity: some color

Fishing Overview: Not many reports from the past few days. Penns more than other area water will take some time to recover from the high, cold early January conditions. Cold weather will cause some ice build up on the banks

Specifics and Tips: Look for fish to move to deeper lies and target warmer parts of creek where spring influence raises the temps a few degrees. Stick with nymphs and streamers unless you see fish actively feeding on top. Smaller streamers tend to have a higher hookup rate.

Hatches: BWO (20-24)
Midges (20-26)

Hot Patterns: BWO patterns (18-22)
Egg Patterns (12-16)
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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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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