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Fly Fishing in Penn’s Creek, State College

Penn’s Creek is one of those rare places that really does have it all. From its wild and scenic setting and spectacular views to the eighty miles of spring-fed water that runs through Centre, Mifflin, and Union counties, Penn’s Creek remains Pennsylvania’s crown jewel of limestone streams (and holds the title as the longest and largest). But it’s the 15-mile Class A stretch of Penn’s Creek that runs through the mountain ridges of Bald Eagle State Forest (between Coburn and Weikert) where anglers discover a fly fishing paradise.

The end of May is when the famous Green Drake mayfly hatching occurs. When the Green Drake hatching passes, you’ll find that it’s the best time of the year for fishing in Penn’s Creek. But don’t put all your eggs in one basket! While the great Green Drake hatching is legendary, Penn’s Creek experiences hatchings all year long and often there are several occurring at the same time. With so many insects, the trout eat plenty and develop a finicky temperament as well as a picky appetite that can change with the time of day. Prepare your lure to imitate the insects that are hatching on the Creek during your visit and you’ll be off to a great start on your Penn Creek fly fishing adventure.

Penn’s Creek Guides is a fly fishing guide service operated by Tom Doman. With Tom’s knowledge and thirty years of fly fishing experience, Penn’s Creek Guides offers instructional, full day and half day walk-in/wade fishing excursions for an individual or pair of anglers. Whether you’re an experienced fly fisher or starting something completely new, Penn’s Creek Guides will provide an unforgettable day on the stream. To schedule an instructional excursion with Penn’s Creek Guides, click here.

Get your wading boots and prepare your PA fly fishing adventure unlike any other. For more information on fishing at Penn’s Creek, click here.

 

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