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Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 8/1/2021

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Penns got a nice bump a few days ago, but it is still an average summer flow, early and late in day are best. Be sure to carry a thermometer as temps increase throughout the day. Small nymphs, weenies, and ants work well in the summer.

Stream Level: Penns gauge is 126 cfs median is 130 cfs.

Water Temp: low 60's am -high 60's by afternoon. Watch temps!

Clarity: Clear

Fishing Overview: Steady: pick early and later in the day.

Specifics and Tips: Early and late are producing best. Terrestrials (ants, beetles, inchworm patterns) have been productive.

Hatches: BWO (18-22)
ISO (10-12)
Tan Caddis (16-18)
Trico (20-24)
Midges (20-26)


Hot Patterns: Tan Caddis (14-16)
Ye Ole Greenie Weenie (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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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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