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Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 8/24/2019

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Water is low and clear. Check the temps mid day. Sporatic action on top. Have we mentioned that ants and greenie weenies work well during summer months?

Stream Level: Penns is at 142 cfs, average is 99 cfs.

Water Temp: mid 60's

Clarity: clear

Fishing Overview: Early and late in day will produce best with the summertime heat. Tricos in the AM

Specifics and Tips: Nymph riffles during the day if nothing is hatching. Topwater action will be late in day. Terrestrials are your best bet for searching for rising fish.

Hatches: Trico (20-24)
ISO (8-12)
Tan Caddis (14-16)
BWO (18-22)
Blue Quill (18-22)
Midges (20-26)

Hot Patterns: Trico (20-24)
ISO Emerger (8-12)
Blue Quill (22-24)
Greenie Weenie (10-16)
Black Ant (12-16)
Biot Body Stonefly (6-10)
Frenchie (12-16)
Hares Ear (14-18)
McKee's Rubberlegs Stone (6-10)
Pheasant Tail (14-20)
GTI Caddis Larva (12-16)
Sculpin Patterns (4-10)

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