TCO Fly Shop - Stream Conditions

Latest Fishing Report

Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 3/30/2023

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Penns creek is in great shape for fishing but is very low for this time of year. Water is still off-color but clearing.

Stream Level: Penns is currently 353, median is 750 cfs

Water Temp: low/mid 40's

Clarity: some color

Fishing Overview: Fishing on Penns has been picking up with the water on the low side and the temps creeping up. Look for olives. Hendricksons and grannoms are just starting to show.

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.

Hatches: BWO (18-22)
Blue Quill (16-18)
Hendrickson (12-14)
Grannom Caddis (12-14)
Little Black Stonefly (14-16)
Midges (20-26)

Hot Patterns: Midge patterns (20-26)
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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