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Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 11/30/2020

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Levels will be rising today with the rain. Pay attention and watch out for redds and spawning fish, please DO NOT target them!! Much needed rain coming Monday should bring up water levels.

Stream Level: Penns gauge is 118 cfs, median is 288 cfs

Water Temp: low 50s

Clarity: green/clear

Fishing Overview: Action has been best on nymphs and streamers. A handful midges and small BWO's are around if you want to try a dry fly.

Specifics and Tips: Nymphing has been most productive. Streamers will move fish. Use long leaders and light tippet.

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


Hot Patterns: BWO CDC No Hackle Dun (20-22)
Hares Ear Dirty Bird (14-16)
Bears Para ISO(8-12)
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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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!

Click here to learn more about DIDYMO. This is a real threat to all of us!


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