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Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 8/14/2022

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Penns remains VERY low and clear, cooler temps this week will be nice! Temps are getting critical(upper 60's)by mid afternoon, please DO NOT FISH over 68 degrees. Have a thermometer and use it, OR drive down below Weikert and do some smallmouth fishing.

Stream Level: Penns is currently 55 cfs, median is 114 cfs

Water Temp: mid/high 60's CHECK TEMPS MID DAY

Clarity: some color

Fishing Overview: The early bird gets the worm, or trout. Get out early in the day. Fish the riffles and catch & release quickly. Trout are looking up for trico, blue quills and assorted caddis. Terrestrials have been working great as searching patterns.

Specifics and Tips: Ants, beetles and inchworm patterns have all been producing well. Nymphing will produce best if nothing is actively feeding on top. A dry-dropper rig is a good bet to search water during summer flows.

Hatches: Trico (20-24)
Tan Caddis (16-18)
Black Caddis (18-20)
BWO (20-24)
Midges (20-26)


Hot Patterns: Trico Spinner (20-24)
Black Elk Hair Caddis (16-18)
Blue Quill (18-20)
BWO patterns (18-22)
ISO Nymphs (8-10)
Greenie Weenie (12-14)
Sunken Ant (12-16)
Perdigeons (14-18)
Iron Lotus (16-20)
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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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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