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Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 9/22/2021

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Penns should be fishable most of today, expect the next few days to be blown out, 3-4" of rain forecast.

Stream Level: Penns is running 209 cfs, median is 89

Water Temp: 60's

Clarity: Some color

Fishing Overview: Early or late in the day had provided the best action.

Specifics and Tips: Terrestrials (ants, beetles, inchworm patterns) have been productive. Dry-dropper (tan caddis or stimi on top, ant or weenie on bottom) is a great summertime searching method.

Hatches: BWO (18-22)
Tan Caddis (16-18)
ISO (10-12)
Crane Fly (10-12)
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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