TCO Fly Shop - Stream Conditions


Latest Fishing Report


Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 12/9/2022

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Penns is back to seasonal average flows, bit of rain this week will keep levels up. Spawn is winding down but there are still fish on redds so please be wary of them and leave them alone. Don't walk over those redds!

Stream Level: Penns is currently 260 cfs, median is 300 cfs

Water Temp: 40's

Clarity: some color

Fishing Overview: Trout are looking up for bwo and midges when they come off. Nymphing has been productive and the streamer bite is hot.

Specifics and Tips: Stick with nymphs and streamers unless you see fish actively feeding on top.

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


Hot Patterns: BWO patterns (18-22)
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!

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


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