8.18.2017….Augustember

It is hard to believe we are 3/4 of the way through the year. September is almost here. No complaints on our end.
 Comparing flows to last year, we are way ahead of where we were. Water temps are stable and relatively cool. The trout look much healthier then a year ago.

Day time temps have not been pushing 90. Night time temps have been reaching mid 50s.    Doesn’t quite feel like August but we’ll take it!

Fall Isonychia (Slate Drakes) are getting hot  and heavy.   Most boulders protruding out of the water and along the banks look something like this 

The Isonychia is one of two Mayflies in our stream that is an undulating swimmer, meaning it has the ability to swim upstream. 

They crawl up on the rocks and emerge from their shucks to continue their bugly duty. 

Along with Slate Drakes you can also expect to see BWOs, Blue Quills, Craneflys, Cahills, Yellow Sally’s, and Tricos (in the right location) while on Penns Creek. 


The fly shop continues to be open 7 days a week from 9AM-5PM.

For the latest conditions, to book a room or guide, please call the shop at 814-349-8757.

See you in Coburn

8/10/17…..A great water year!

The creeks are all in great shape this year because of all the rain! It is so wonderful after last years super low water!  
The hatches have been good with Slate Drakes and Light Cahills and Blue Quills and Caddis and Terrestrials. The fish have been more than willing to play along. 
If you would like the most up to date info….please call the shop at 814-349-8757. Thank you!!
Maybe we will see you soon…..

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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