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Penns Creek - Latest Fishing Report

Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 9/25/2020

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Penns remains low and clear. Temps are getting better with the cooler nights, but has been producing fish. Morning has been best.

Stream Level: Penns gauge is 61, median is 86 cfs.

Water Temp: mid 60's

Clarity: clear

Fishing Overview: Expect to see some olives and caddis with a few ISO here and there. Terrestrials are still your best bet for dry fly action.

Specifics and Tips: Mayfly and caddis dries will bring fish to the top when a hatch is on. Small nymphs are working well.

Hatches: BWO(20-24)
Iso (10-12)
Tan and Black Caddis (14-18)
Midges (20-26)

Hot Patterns: Tan Caddis (14-18)
Greenie Weenie (12-16)
ISO (8-12)
Frenchie (12-16)
Hares Ear (14-18)
McKee's Rubberlegs Stone (6-10)
Pheasant Tail (14-20)
GTI Caddis Larva (12-16)
Sculpin Patterns (4-10)

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