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Penns Creek Report

I traveled to Glen Iron to look for Green Drakes this week, and I was not disappointed. Wednesday afternoon was dreary and cool, and I saw at least several dozen of the large yellow flies emerge in the fifteen minutes I watched from the Route 235 bridge. Two of those were unfortunate, winding up in large showy rises. I'm fairly certain tonight will see a decent if not spectacular hatch. By the holiday weekend I'm fairly sure they will be hatching at Weikert.
For those who are not drake chasers, there are still Sulphurs and March Browns to occupy the fish. At the same time I saw the Drakes coming off, there were a few Cahills, a good-sized (#12) yellow mayfly in its own right which can hatch in some abundance. Of course little BWOs may be there, then there are Slate Drakes which should start soon........Penn's Creek is at ideal levels for fishing.

Penns Creek Stream Gauge