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Penns Creek - Latest Fishing Report


Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 12/11/2018

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: High still but fishable, careful wading. Waters cold and I don't recommend a swim unless your a penguin.

Stream Level: Penn's gauge is running 673 cfs, 340 cfs is the average.

Water Temp: 40's

Clarity: green

Fishing Overview: Penns is still high but dropping, should shape up by mid-week barring more rain.

Specifics and Tips: Streamers and nymphing are your best bet. Bigger nymph patterns and Walts worm work all winter.

Hatches: 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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