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By KenP on 1/30/2010 2:52 PM

Spent the morning demonstrating rod building techniques at the Tri-State Rod Builders Club Class, and have yet to receive new reports about fishing conditions on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River today.  I can report that the outside temp is 19 degrees and the snowfall is sticking to the surfaces and is creating some slushy conditions on the creek surface as well.  I will be fishing with my friend Wes tomorrow since it is my day off!

Ken

By KenP on 1/29/2010 11:49 AM

With a wind chill of 4 degrees even I pass on a day like this.  Here is a nice golden caught recently on the WCC by our friend Keith H. Enjoy.

Ken

By KenP on 1/28/2010 12:08 PM

Fished the DH section in  PA on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware river today.  Found a few trout interested in little black stones, large nymphs and olive caddis emergers fished on the bottom.  Heard from a few customers also fishing today that were not having too much luck fishing streamers.  I have been suggesting that fishers observe the little black/brown stonefly activity just starting.  Check out some streamside deadfall and bridge abutments for the adults  - then fish a size 14 rubberlegged nymph near the stream edges.  I think you wil find some success with this strategy over the next week or two.

Ken

By KenP on 1/27/2010 6:05 PM

I am still unable to wade today, but two first class fishers, Captn. Frank D  & Roy M report catching fish today in the DE fly section of the White Clay Creek today.  Water levels were about 130 cfs and the successful fly reported was a birds nest bead head nymph.  Silty condition still exist but the fish were welcoming according to my friend Carlos fishing the DH in PA.  Best fly was a size 10 hare's ear with a zebra midge trailer.

Ken

By KenP on 1/26/2010 5:57 PM

A medical issue has me off the water today.  Two reports from fishing customers indicates the skunk was prevelant.

Ken

By KenP on 1/25/2010 4:05 PM

 

White Clay Creek , a Delaware River report:

The stream is a washout today running over 1800 cfs in PA and over 2000 cfs in DE.  More conditions and reports tomorrow.

Ken

By KenP on 1/23/2010 5:33 PM

Only two reports trickled in today from the White Clay Creek.  Best luck was on a PT nymph and a golden retreiver streamer.  I will be on the stream on Sun afternoon to give it a try myself.

Ken

By KenP on 1/22/2010 11:32 PM

No fishing today for me.  Attending the "Big Fly Fishing Show" in Somersett.

Ken

DH

By KenP on 1/21/2010 12:25 PM

Gave it a go this morning in the DH section of the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in PA.  Small flashback PT nymphs were the ticket, fished upstream and on the bottom.  A mixed bag of rainbows, browns and brookies were fooled this morning.  Water temp still moderating at 39 degrees at 8:45 today.  The water is clearing up and the flow is approaching average flows for winter conditions.  The fish were holding in feeding patterns along the seams today.  You were able to sight fish a number of them.

Ken

By KenP on 1/20/2010 1:05 PM

I  confirmed reports that dam #2 on the White Clay Creek in DE, a Delaware River was fishing well.  A number of nice brown trout fell to a micro stone fly pattern this morning.  Plan on losing some flies as a number of snags have accumulated in the area.

Ken

By KenP on 1/19/2010 12:06 PM

My friend Barry W and I fished the main stem below the confluence on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River today.  Water temp was 38 degrees and we experienced icy guides during the morning.  One small brown and a few short strikes was the sum total for the day.  Golden retriever streamer size 10 was the attractor.  Water was running normal but a stained tannic color.  Signs of the early stone fly hatch were not present.  I plan for better luck tomorrow.

Ken

By KenP on 1/18/2010 6:17 PM

Water was high and mocha latte this morning.  Water temp was up to 39 degrees and the level was up a foot.  Lots of fishers foot prints evident on the bank indicating that heavy pressure was seen over the weekend.  I caught no fish this morning.  Customers reported that the early stone flies are on the water.  Tie them like this one and match the hatch & my guess is that you  will improve your odds this week.

Ken

By KenP on 1/18/2010 6:13 PM

A few brave fishers found fish on this rainy Sunday.  Here's a pix of the catch.  No flies reported with the prize.

Ken

By KenP on 1/16/2010 9:05 PM

It seemed from customer reports that the "catching" was feast or famine.  Enough pressure was exerted on the creek that many were asking "where are the fish".  Yet others had a good day.  The most promise saw fish taken on small green caddis imitations size 14, green weenies and red and white bead head midges size 20/22. 

 

Ken

By KenP on 1/16/2010 10:32 AM

 

 

Here's a nice pix of fish caught on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River yesterday.  Nice weather conditions should improve fishing for the next few days.  Get out there!

Ken

 

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