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Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 8/5/2020

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Fishing very early in the morning may be okay, but be sure to check temps. small bump in levels from yesterdays rain. Look for ISO, blue quill, caddis & tricos. Water below Spring Mills is WARM!

Stream Level: Penns gauge is 140 median is 115 cfs.

Water Temp: high 60's

Clarity: clear

Fishing Overview: Expect to see cahill, caddis, blue quill and white-gloved howdy. Fish early or late in the day.

Specifics and Tips: Mayfly and caddis dries will bring fish to the top when a hatch is on. Small nymphs are working well. J U L Y spells Smallies. Penns has a great smallie fishery low on the system.

Hatches: Cahill (12-14)
Trico (20-24)
Iso (10-12)
BWO (18-22)
Tan Caddis (16-18)
Midges (20-26)

Hot Patterns: Tan Caddis (14-18)
Greenie Weenie (12-16)
Biot Body Stonefly (6-10)
Frenchie (12-16)
Hares Ear (14-18)
McKee's Rubberlegs Stone (6-10)
Pheasant Tail (14-20)
GTI Caddis Larva (12-16)
Sculpin Patterns (4-10)

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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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