TCO Fly Shop - Stream Conditions

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Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 5/26/2019

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Alll things considered conditions on Penns are about as good as they have been all year, still up but very fishable. dropping and clearing. With Drakes in the lower,lower section!

Stream Level: Penns is at 560, average is 380 cfs.

Water Temp: 50's

Clarity: good color

Fishing Overview: Drakes in the mix lower river. Sulphur, march brown, olives, quills, caddis ect......bugs are in full force.

Specifics and Tips: Nymphing during the day. Look for rising fish to show and have at it with a dry.

Hatches: Sulphur (14-16)
Grey Fox (12-14)
Tan Caddis (14-16)
March Brown(12-14)
BWO (18-22)
Crane Fly (14-16)
Blue Quill (18-22)
Midges (20-26) Green drakes (8-10)

Hot Patterns: Sulphur Dun (14-16)
BWO Patterns (18-22)
Black Elk Hair Caddis (12-14)
Biot Body Stonefly (6-10)
Frenchie (12-16)
Hares Ear (14-18)
McKee's Rubberlegs Stone (6-10)
Sucker Spawn (10-14)
Pheasant Tail (14-20)
GTI Caddis Larva (12-16)
Sculpin Patterns (4-10)

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