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Penns Creek - Latest Fishing Report

Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 10/20/2018

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Water is steadily dropping after recent rain, slowly approaching comfortable wading levels. Fish have started spawning so use caution not to intrude. Don't target spawning fish!

Stream Level: Penn's gauge is running 454 cfs, 92 cfs is the average.

Water Temp: high 50's

Clarity: Green

Fishing Overview: levels are dropping slowly on Penns.

Specifics and Tips: High water, tough wading and fishing but if you can find soft water you will find fish

Hatches: October Caddis (12-14)
Tan Caddis (14-16)
Midges (20-24)
BWO (14-18)

Hot Patterns: Elk Hair Caddis Tan (12-16)
BWO (18-22)
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)
Green Weenie (12-16)
Sunken ant (12-16)

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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!

Click here to learn more about DIDYMO. This is a real threat to all of us!

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