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Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 1/19/2020

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Penns water level is above average from the snow and snow melt. With that in mind, it wouldn't be a bad idea to bring a buddy...

Stream Level: Penns is at 420 cfs, median is 327 cfs

Water Temp: high 30's

Clarity: Green

Fishing Overview: With the snow and ice, it is highly recommended not to try to get back into Poe Paddy for the next few days as roads are not maintained. With the air temps low and the snow melt, water temps will be hovering in the 30s. Fish will be cold and sluggish, so make sure to land and release them quickly for their health.

Specifics and Tips: Big Walts and an egg imitation will take fish, streamers are a good way to go. Fish the deeper slots, fish will be holding there.

Hatches: Midges (20-26)

Hot Patterns: 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!

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


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