TCO Fly Shop - Stream Conditions

Latest Fishing Report

Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 10/27/2021

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Penns has been fishing well with good consistent flows.

Stream Level: Penns is running 271 cfs, median is 110

Water Temp: high 50's

Clarity: some color

Fishing Overview: Nymphing and streamers have been productive moving into the fall. Sporadic action on top - some caddis and the occasional olives may bring fish to the surface.

Specifics and Tips: Terrestrials (ants, beetles, inchworm patterns) will be the ticket until the first frost. Falling temps, high water and fish moving into pre-spawn make for ripe streamer conditions.

Hatches: BWO (18-22)
Tan Caddis (14-16)
October Caddis (10-12)
Midges (20-26)

Hot Patterns: Tan Caddis (14-16)
Bird of Prey Tan(12-16)
ISO Nymph (10-12)
Frenchie (12-16)
Hares Ear (14-18)
Flexi Girdle Bug Tan/Black (6-10)
Zebra Midge(18-22)
GTI Caddis Larva (12-16)
Sculpin Patterns Black/Olive (2-10)

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