7/4/17….summertime and the living’s easy

By: Matt Kowalchuk

SUMMER FLOW

Sublime totally nailed it. Summertime and the living’s easy. We are officially into summer. More days then not the weather sure feels like it. 
Penns Creek is running around the Median Daily Statistic aka average flow for this time of year, meaning the water is in pretty good shape. 

Many folks have been calling and asking about water temps. We advise carrying a thermometer with you while you fish as the temperature varies daily.
The super sunny and hot days without a doubt heat up the water. It is important to keep in mind every night as the sun sets and the air temperature drops the water temps drops also. 
When the water is over 72 degrees it is a good idea to leave the trout alone. The water is coming out of Penns Cave at 52 degrees so to stay on the safe side try fishing closer to Coburn. 
The water tends to warm up more around Poe Paddy and as it flows down stream.

Josh testing his Fishpond nets capacity with this wild stud

Mornings have been consistently good for the trout fishing. You can’t really be out to early. 
The saying, “the early bird gets the worm” holds very true as the summer progresses. Nymphs and Streamers are key from first light. 
The summertime blue quill is hot and heavy. The cooler the days the later the spinner fall, the hotter the earlier. 

ISO’s, Cahills, Craneflies, little black and little tan Caddis, BWOS and Yellow Drakes are hatching and bringing fish to the surface. 
Terrestrial time is upon us: hoppers, beetles, ants, sunken ants, and greenies are some super reliable day-time flies.   

We are continuing to send out Guided Trips with our Guides and Anglers finding great success.
If you didn’t make it up this Spring, summer has plenty to offer.
Let our Guides help make it a little easier if your not sure about the summer bite. 
Remember The Feathered Hook Guide Guarantee: If you don’t catch a fish, your next trip is free! 

Fred got it done again with Hook Guide Josh

1/2 day (night) Mousing Trips are available. We’re talking Trophy hunting. Come trout hunt with our guides for Central Pennsylvania Brown Trout on the surface. It’s a blast! 

WARM WATER ESCAPADES 

Summer means different things to different people but to us it means Smallmouth Bass!
Lower Penns has a great smallie population and the fishing is really heating up, no pun intended.
We’ve been catching them underneath and on top. It’s sure hard to beat smallmouth on topwater!
Stop in the shop and we can recommend some patterns and places to go.  

Single person Smallmouth float trips are also available. 
Take advantage with one on one instruction as our guides put you on some lunker smallies!

You never know what might eat your fly!

We hope you have a great 4th of July.

Stay cool, keep em’ wet and we’ll see you in Coburn.

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4/11/17….Penns Comes to Life

After just having spent an hour on the bridge we have seen Grannoms, size 18 Black Caddis , Blue Quills, BWOS, Red Quills​​ and a few Hendricksons. The water is still a little high, with about four and a half feet visibility. Water temp is about 54 degrees. We watched multiple fish rising steadily. It is so on!!

2/22/2017…Smells like Spring

While it is only the 22nd of February the weather has us thinking Spring. We’ve had some generally mild weather for the last week and there seems to be more headed our way. The creek is in pretty good shape. Warmer days have been producing some Blue Winged Olives. Some anglers report of seeing a riser here or there but nothing real consistent. There has been a good bit midge activity and fish feeding on them. Don’t be afraid to try a dry dropper rig with a midge. An Olive CDC Caddis to a black zebra midge is personal favorite rig for the early season. Keep your eyes open for the Little Black Stoneflies, they could be happening any day know. 

Mark your calendars, our Annual Spring Extravaganza is Saturday March 25th.  

  • Clearance Items
  • Food and  Beverages 
  • Fly Tying Demos
  • Meet our Hardy and Simms Reps

1/2/2017….Closed Tuesdays

The Fly Shop will now also be closed on Tuesdays. Hope to see you soon.

                     Fly Shop Hours

                    Monday–Closed        

                    Tuesday–Closed

                    Wednesday–10am-4pm

                    Thursday–10am-4pm

                    Friday–9am-5pm

                    Saturday–9am-5pm

                    Sunday–9am-12pm.

11.23.16….Closed for Holiday

The fly shop will be closed today, Wednesday November 23rd and tomorrow, Thursday November 24th. The shop will reopen Friday at 10 a.m.
The fishing has been productive for those who have ventured out in the wintery conditions over last few days. Stoneflies, frenchies, and eggs (yellow/orange/pink) have been go to patterns subsurface.  Streamers are also worth throwing. Smaller/lighter streamers are a little bit easier to fish without catching a load of bottom in a lot of spots right now due to the low water conditions. 

Contact Jonas at (814) 574-9426 if you have other questions. 

Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving.