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Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 4/27/2017

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Penns is looking good. Bugs are really starting to pick up and fish are spread out and eating.

Stream Level: Penn's is running 343 cfs average is 551 CFs

Water Temp: high 40's/low 50's

Clarity: green

Fishing Overview: Olives, grannoms, midges and tan caddis, Blue quill, Quill Gordon and Hendricksons are all going. Nymphing is always productive.

Specifics and Tips: Nymphing will and swinging some caddis pupa should produce. Fish will be starting to rise as we warm up and start seeing some good hatches.

Hatches: Grannom Caddis (12-14)
Hendrickson (14-16)
Blue Quill (14-16)
Tan Caddis (14-16)
BWO (18-22)
Midges (20-24)


Hot Patterns: BWO's (18-20)
Black Elk Hair Caddis (12-14)
Red Quill (14-16)
Hares Ear (14-18)
McKee's Rubberlegs Stone (6-10}
BH Prince (8-12)
Pheasant Tail (14-20)
GTI Caddis Larva (12-16)
Sculpin Patterns (4-10)


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