TCO Fly Shop - Stream Conditions

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Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 1/19/2022

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Penns is at average levels right now. Fish have been active and eating during afternoon. This past weekend's snow has made getting into Poe Valley a challenge, you'll need 4x4 going over the mountain. Watch out for leftover eggs/alevin in the gravel.

Stream Level: Penns gauge is ICED, median is 307 cfs, the last measured discharge was around 300 cfs.

Water Temp: 40's, high 30's in the morning.

Clarity: Clear

Fishing Overview: Nymphing and streamers have been productive. Sporadic action on top - the occasional olive or midge on warmer days may bring fish to the surface.

Specifics and Tips: Cold weather and clear water dictate nymphing as the best approach. But don't hesitate to throw a streamer on cloudy dark days with trout coming off the spawn and feeding well.

Hatches: BWO (18-22)
Midges (20-26)

Hot Patterns: Egg patterns (14-16)
Perdigeons (14-18)
Iron Lotus (16-20)
Frenchie (12-16)
Hares Ear (14-18)
Flexi Girdle Bug 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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