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Penns Creek - Latest Fishing Report


Stream: Penns Creek

Date of Update: 10/14/2019

Author: TCO State College Staff

Highlight: Temps are stable with cooler weather. Sporadic action on top, look for ISO and October Caddis. Low and clear

Stream Level: Penns is at 84 cfs, median is 88 cfs

Water Temp: 60's

Clarity: some color

Fishing Overview: Early and late in day have still been best. Look for ISO and caddis to bring fish up early and late.

Specifics and Tips: Nymph riffles during the day if nothing is hatching. Topwater action will be late in day. Caddis and ISO are your best bet for searching for rising fish mid-day. Look for fish rising in the evenings.

Hatches: October Caddis (12-14)
ISO (8-12)
Tan Caddis (14-16)
BWO (18-22)
Midges (20-26)


Hot Patterns: October Caddis (12-14)
ISO patterns (8-12)
Greenie Weenie (10-16)
Black Ant (12-16)
Biot Body Stonefly (6-10)
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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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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