TCO Fly Shop - Stream Conditions

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Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 4/19/2021

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Penns is dropping back down to fishable levels. Still a touch high so be careful wading. Grannom, Hendrickson and olives are all going strong.

Stream Level: Penns gauge is 622 cfs median is 707 cfs.

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

Clarity: some color

Fishing Overview: Nymphing has been most productive. Hendrickson, Olives, Grannom caddis and midges will pop this week so keep your dry flies ready. Streamers have been a slow pick with clear water and bright sun.

Specifics and Tips: Fish are starting to spread out and feed on emerging bugs, keep dries ready for rising fish but nymmphs will produce more.

Hatches: Hendrickson (12-14)
BWO (18-22)
Grannom Caddis (12-14)
Midges (20-26)

Hot Patterns: Hendo Patterns (12-14)
Hares Ear Dirty Bird (14-16)
Grannom Caddis (12-14)
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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