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Penns Creek - Latest Fishing Report

Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 12/9/2017

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Penns is in good shape. Fish are coming off the spawn and moving around, you've got to find them. PLEASE WATCH WHERE YOU WALK!! Don't tread on the redd.

Stream Level: Penns is running 235 cfs, average is 307 cfs.

Water Temp: 40's

Clarity: some color

Fishing Overview: Look for BWO's and midges to bring fish up. Fishing has been best early and late in the day. Nymphs and streamers are the way to go.

Specifics and Tips: Nymphing has been most productive small mayfly nymphs and stoneflies are the ticket. Streamers will move those browns.

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

Hot Patterns: Biot body stonefly (6-10)
Frenchie (12-16)
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!

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