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By KenP on 2/26/2010 12:22 PM

No chance to fish today....just shovel this morning.  A report from a reliable fisher indicated some success yesterday before the storm.  Let's hope our salt supplies have been consumed so we don't pollute our stream with the runoff over the next few days.

Ken

By KenP on 2/25/2010 11:23 AM

The water is running about 200 cfs about twice the normal flow and quite dirty from snow melt and rain run off.  No time to fish today preparing for the next delaware state of emergency.  If we lose any more business due to the state's inability to handle the snow we won't have to worry about being in business.  Just send another small business failure notice to the state.

Ken

By KenP on 2/24/2010 3:39 PM

We also have some great sales going on.
Spend $100.00 and get a
free Allen hip pack (a $23.00 value while supplies last).
Buy any
Rise reel and get a spare spool for just $50.00.
We still have about six custom handcrafted St. Croix rods. Ken built these on top end blanks with upgraded hardware. Regular price is $400.00 to $565.00. Right now, your pick on what is on the rack for just $300.00. WOW!
We are also have a buy one get one half off for all Grays
Zingers< ... Read More »

By KenP on 2/24/2010 3:23 PM

The White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in PA is running about twice the normal flow and looking quite tainted after yesterdays rain event.  The snowy ground  conditions are improving,  but icy areas along the bank make approaches to the water dangerous &  slippery.  Suggest studding your boots for  the next week or so.  The fish were hard to find, although I was able to take one rainbow on an Edson Tiger Dark size 10 streamer fished tight to the bank.  We are in for another snow event according to the weather report.  Let's hope it moves north and we maintain fishable stream conditions for a while.  We will soon have a first spring state stocking so fishing should improve with the addtion of more fish.  Don't forget you can find license information under the "Our Friends" ... Read More »

By KenP on 2/21/2010 8:59 AM

We had a lot of snow melt yesterday, which means stream foot access is improving every hour. We will have even more today, especially since the ground is getting exposed in southern exposure areas. It might be worth while going for a walk with the rod today. The flows are up a little but clear, with some slight cloudiness in the lower parts of the main stem possible.

Recently, we have seen a lot of poeple taking advantage of some tying time. Right now you are probably being bombarded with fly tying articles of "new" or cool patterns. This is all great, but what if those new cool patterns don't work. I'm guilty of this seasonal illness where I tie new stuff only to find that I don't have enough of my go to flies in the box when I need them. How do I deal with this (in theory)? Well I first take an inventory of my box. For example, I use two styles of hare's ear (my go to nymphs). Right now, I have two unused and one used one in ... Read More »

By KenP on 2/20/2010 9:17 AM

Well, I guess I'm guest blogger for a day or two.

Stream conditions remain good. Water is a little up from the melt but not dirty. Warm temperature in late February means stonefly hatches. The only problem remains stream access due to the snow; but it is improving every day. Make sure you have black to dr brown stonefly nymphs, size 16 to 20. Dark to black Copper Johns, hare's ears, and pheasant tails also work. If you want to do some surface fishing try black midges and small Adams (18 to 22). If you want to fish streamers small zonkers and buggers are a good choice. I find either use a very fast strip or very slow retrieve with the giggle-giggle action (medium speed seems not so good). Just take your time moving around and you'll be fine.

We also have some great sales going on.
Spend $100.00 and get a free Allen hip pack (a $ ... Read More »

By KenP on 2/19/2010 5:45 PM

I am attending the International Rod Building Expo this weekend, so I will pick up on reporting activity on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River, on Tuesday.  Hopefully Doug will post any customer info that is reported at the shop over the weekend.

Ken

WCC

By KenP on 2/17/2010 10:49 AM

The White Clay Creek is open along much of its length if you can get to it.  Parking has improved with state lots open after plowing in PA.  Find my footsteps and follow them into the creek to make it an easier trudge.  Today accounted for two trout taken on a gooey minnow freshly tied last evening.  The fish are waiting for you, just show up.

Ken

By KenP on 2/16/2010 12:08 PM

If you can find a safe place to park....reported yesterday that the fishing was good to excellent.  PA is already planning their spring stocking so things should get even better...once you figure out where to access the stream safely.

Ken

By KenP on 2/15/2010 11:25 AM

Parking access to the White Clay Creek in both PA & DE is still a problem.  The creek water is open with some anchor ice issues.  You'll have to park in the PA state lot adjacent to the rangers office and walk to get to the stream.....and good luck!

William Hudson - I have no number to contact you so if you read this please call the store 302 369-9730

Ken

By KenP on 2/13/2010 9:03 AM

Even if the fishing is limited by the weather - shopping at the store isn't, so stop by and see all the new items we are stocking for your pleasure and the upcoming season.

Ken

By KenP on 2/12/2010 5:00 PM

It was hard to find a safe place to park on or near the White Clay Creek in PA or for that matter open water in which to cast.  Let's hope for better conditions tomorrow.

Ken

By KenP on 2/11/2010 9:22 AM

Stop by after you have dug out. 

White Clay Outfitters -  open at 11:00 am today.

Ken

By KenP on 2/10/2010 10:03 AM

State of DE has declared emergency again so White Clay Outfitters will be closed on Wed Feb 10th.  We will reopen on Thursday 2/11 at 11:00 am with our regular store hours.   After I get the drive clear I am going to try to make it over the White Clay Creek in PA to evaluate (with rod and reel) the conditions!

Ken

By KenP on 2/9/2010 11:11 AM

The next storm is not close enough to effect this mornings barometer, regardless, the fish are very sluggish.  Icy conditions persist and I was able to only get one fish to hit, with a long distance release.  The next storm should ruin the fishing for a few more days. If the predictions are correct........lots of luck trying it tomorrow.

Ken

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