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By KenP on 10/29/2009 1:53 PM

I have to apologize to those of you following the WCC blog.....the host of my site had done maintenance over the weekend and caused some issues that are now resolved - all the server error messages should be resolved and we are back up.  The White Clay Creek , a Delaware and PA River which has been in a blown out state since the rain event this weekend is just starting to recover.  I am embarased to report a swimming event for me on Tuesday.  When the stream gets the color of chocolate, you need to wade carefully or swim - which I did.  The fish have been targeting streamers offered on the swing.  Edson tiger dark size 12, hornberg, and grey ghost all took fish.  This morning a size 20 PT seemed to attract a few rainbows.  More tomorrow.

Ken

By KenP on 10/26/2009 3:11 PM

Once more on the DH in PA on the White Clay Creek.....The fish are starting to recognize food and they are willing to hit small nymphs dead drifted near the bottom.  This morning it was a PT flashback size 16.  All rainbows today - stockers from prior week.  Reports from DE indicate that the fly stretch is showing well with catches including tiger's over the past few days!

Ken

By KenP on 10/25/2009 9:07 PM

Gave the White Clay Creek , a Delaware River in PA a shot this afternoon.  The water was fast and a bit dirty from the event on Sat night but a olive and grey ghost streamer took two fish.  A nice caddis hatch was happening with no visible takers on the surface.

Ken

By KenP on 10/23/2009 6:09 PM

Fished the bait section in DE today - below Hopkins Rd bridge.  Three of us managed two fish after covering the territory down to within site of Wedgewood falls.  One on a san juan worm, one on an english wet fly pattern thanks to Joe A .Reports from the stocking crew indicated over two hundred floated in this section.  Get after them!

Ken

By KenP on 10/22/2009 3:15 PM

Waders repaired and a nice temperate morning with a few stockers made the day a success.  Had to get to the shop for an early morning rod class, so I had only an hour or so to test the wader repair and give the fish a few sore lips.  Made a return trip to Creek Rd and had success with a PT size 18/20 drifted under some debris.

Ken

By KenP on 10/21/2009 5:36 PM

I fished the WCC in DE  below Wedgewood with my friend Ed G. Ed managed at least two of the golden trout recently stocked as well as a few more.  I managed a creek chub.  My waders are leaking from a slide down a steep bank and I was wet through and through.  Not so nice as the water was 50 degrees this morning at 7:45 am.  Better luck tomorrow after a good dose of aqua-seal.  Try a san juan worm in blood red or an egg pattern in orange.

Ken

By KenP on 10/19/2009 12:53 PM

Water temp was down as the cold air and run off from the ground has dropped stream temps almost four degrees in three days.  The water was still tinged and a little higher than normal.  Leaf litter everywhere making it a strategic casting game to find open water.  The fish have started to eat naturals and a PT flashback bead head was the best fly today.  Took a few fish on leaf hopper dry - cast into the leaf mess.

Ken

By KenP on 10/18/2009 10:43 PM

The water was high and dirty and the fish are spread out by the runoff and are holding in protected places. Both the WC in DE and PA are fishing well with a variety of fish available.  Try fishing the edges during these conditions.

Ken

By KenP on 10/16/2009 3:47 PM

Both DE & PA have received their fall stocking.  Nasty weather and a morning class kept me off the stream today.  See you tomorrow morning if the rain and run off haven't blown out the creek.

Ken

By KenP on 10/15/2009 11:42 AM

Yes it was cold and rainy and the leaves were falling and the fish were difficult.  Streamers and crane flies seem to be the only flies working for me.  A report from a customer Steve S indicated success with a crane fly dry and a golden retriever yesterday.  Lots of fish to be had this fall.

Ken

By KenP on 10/14/2009 10:09 AM

The a cooler overnight temp  has lowered stream water to 57 degrees this morning at 8:00 am.  The fish are still pushing each other around good holding lies.  I was able to manage a rainbow trout on  a size 10 Golden Retriever and a brown on a corn fed caddis dry.  Water is low and very clear, so spotting fish is no problem. Catching them is something else, at least for today.

Ken

By KenP on 10/13/2009 5:02 PM

I fished below Good Hope Road bridge with my friend Ed G this morning.  Water temp was 58 degrees and the newly stocked fish have yet to realize they need to cooperate.  I managed to catch two nice browns on Edson Tiger streamer size 10.  Glad to be back on home water.  Those salmon beat you up.

Ken 

By KenP on 10/12/2009 4:00 PM

Spent the weekend on the Salmon River in Pulaski NY and really baled them.  Over 50 hookups on Kings to 35 lbs. and a half dozen landed.  Look for pix on the Destinations tab on our site.  It'll take me a few days to get the pix up - but what  a trip!

Ken

By KenP on 10/8/2009 10:37 AM

Look for fishing pressure to increase as the fall stocking season in DE & PA proceeds.  Also be sure to protect yourself by wearing some hunters orange as we share the preserve with others enjoying our outdoor environment. Suggest that as the air and water temps cool you keep a warm change of clothes  and blanket in your vehicle in case of an accidental fall swim.

Ken

By KenP on 10/7/2009 12:09 PM

Gusts to 25 make your presentation  a crap shoot.  Hard to find a spot on the creek that was not full of leaves.  Which for me means fishing leaf hoppers - jasids in size 16.  Try a blue or yellow feather as the underside of the wing adds contrast needed for the trout to see it.  Jungle cock - the prescribed winging is just too pricey for me to use but guinea hen feathers work equally well.

Ken

 

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