TCO Fly Shop - Stream Conditions

Latest Fishing Report

Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 9/27/2023

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Penn's remains seasonally above average but overall levels have been amazing for fishing the whole summer. Penns remains fishable with the rain.

Stream Level: Penns is currently 369 cfs, median is 90 cfs.

Water Temp: high 50's

Clarity: green

Fishing Overview: Fishing on Penns has been good with nymphs in the day and dry fly action picking up in the evenings. Nymphing and terrestrial fishing will be good throughout the day.

Specifics and Tips: Stick with nymphs and streamers unless you see fish actively feeding on top. Smaller streamers tend to have a higher hookup rate. Stay late, best dry-fly action will be just before dark. Don't ignore the skinny water during hatches, fish will often stack there to feed heavily.

Hatches: Tan Caddis (14-16)
ISO (10-12)
October Caddis (8-10)
BWO (18-22)
Midges (20-26)

Hot Patterns: Tan Elk Hair Caddis (14-16)
ISO (10-12)
Black Ant (12-16)
BWO Patterns (16-22)
Perdigeons (14-18)
Iron Lotus (16-20)
Frenchie (12-16)
Hares Ear (14-18)
Rubberleg Stone 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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