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Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 3/23/2017

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Penns is up to seasonal averages from snow melt. Water is cold so be careful wading.

Stream Level: Penn's is running 711 cfs average is 740

Water Temp: low 40's

Clarity: colored up

Fishing Overview: The water is still cold, so slow and deep is the way to go. Trout seem to be holding in slower water, early and late in the day has been better. Bright sunny days have been slow. Keep an eye out for those olives!

Specifics and Tips: Nymphs and streamers are going to be the ticket on Penns. Fish the slower water with smaller nymphs.

Hatches: Midges (20-24)
BWO (18-22)


Hot Patterns: 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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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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