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Penns Creek - Latest Fishing Report

Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 4/24/2019

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Penns is high and off color. Fish the edges and be careful wading.

Stream Level: Penns is 1090 and rising, average is 601 cfs

Water Temp: high 40's

Clarity: off color, clearing

Fishing Overview: Warmer temps are getting the bugs more active. High water for the next 4-5 days.

Specifics and Tips: Look for fish to rise to Olive, Hendrickson and Grannom Patterns. Try swinging caddis pupa subsurface during the hatch. Nymphing is always productive.

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

Hot Patterns: CDC Black Caddis (12-14)
Hendrickson (14-16)
BWO Patterns (18-22)
Black Elk Hair Caddis (12-14)
Biot Body Stonefly (6-10)
Frenchie (12-16)
Hares Ear (14-18)
McKee's Rubberlegs Stone (6-10)
Sucker Spawn (10-14)
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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