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Penns Creek - Latest Fishing Report


Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 4/19/2018

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: BLOWN OUT

Stream Level: penns gauge is running 1550 cfs, 680 cfs is the average.

Water Temp: low 40's

Clarity: BLOWN

Fishing Overview: The parade of hatches should be starting up here shortly. Olives and midges are consistently hatching. Small black stones are around, grannoms and Hendricksons are showing. Nymphing has been productive.

Specifics and Tips: Nymphing has been most productive, smaller patterns have been better in the clear water. Keep an eye out for fish rising.

Hatches: Grannom Caddis (12-14)
Hendrickson (14-16)
Midges (20-24)
BWO (18-22)


Hot Patterns: Elk Hair Caddis Black (12-14)
Hendricksons (14-16)
BWO Comparadun (18-20)
Bird of Prey Caddis
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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