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By KenP on 4/29/2010 2:23 PM

 A cold morning on Deer Creek in MD yeasterday saw my friend Scott A., Barry W  & I shivering from the cold but giddy with shad caught and released.  Seems the cold didn't deter them from striking our colorful shad fly offerings.  Hope our friend Rick D is feeling better after his shoulder surgery this week.  A few prayers when out to him from this fisher for a speedy recovery.  Rick you need to learn to use that other hand to cast for a while!  The striper bite is still on and our friend Craig S. sent this pix to share the enjoyment.




By KenP on 4/26/2010 12:07 PM

The weather didn't stop Ed O'D and I from pounding them on Deer Creek this morning.  All you fair weather fishers missed an opportunity to do some "catching" today.  Great day huh Ed!

The water was up and running dirty on the WCC today.  So no brave soles out on the PA or DE section when I made a rudimentary pass by the bridges on my way in today.


By KenP on 4/25/2010 12:01 PM

Here is a report from the FFO DE section of the White Clay Creek by M Reder:

Hit the fly only section of White Clay Creek about 4pm today. Got into a couple rainbows, put'em back in the water and went and traded the rod for the camera and prowled around the stream awhile. I collected 3 bags of trash, dredged a tire from the middle of the stream and set it to the side for future cleanup... was a great day all in all. A few drops here and there, not too bad. Great guys out on the water today. 

Dave T the fish magnet w/golden  pix sent by M Reder

Tastes like chicken!


By KenP on 4/23/2010 4:01 PM

The White Clay Creek , a Delaware river in DE was stocked again yesterday, and it appears from the fishing reports that the stocking has spooked the fish today.  Mostly tales of whoa from fly fishers in the FFO section today.  A few fishers were lucky enough to hook a few fish on wet flies, partridge and yellow size 16, but most went fishless.  Gin clear conditions and lower than normal waater conditions have the fish seeing you before you get a shot at them.  Back to being stealthy.  Lighten up those tippets and start using flies that match the biomass of naturals in the stream. 


By KenP on 4/22/2010 2:06 PM

The water temp in the shad rivers of MD are still running cold (50 degrees) and the fish were just not interested in flies or spinners, just spawning today.  Most fishers I spoke with had no luck most of the daylight hours although early morning fishers had some action before sun was on the water.  See you out there tomorrow.


By KenP on 4/21/2010 4:31 PM

Fishing was tough today.  Reports indicate that the fish were close mouthed today.  Even hit them in the head but no takers.  Here is a nice shot of a very small brown caught over the weekend.  Smaller than stocking size so it's a wild one.  Check out the fin colors.




By KenP on 4/20/2010 2:04 PM

Fishing reports from customers in the store today indicate spotty catches of both rainbows and big browns in the WCC DE flyfishing only section.  PA reports good topwater action on caddis.  Many reported seeing fish but no takers.  Some fishers got skunked today according to their reports.  The browns still have a preference for streamers so give them a try.


By KenP on 4/19/2010 1:29 PM

Surface action has begun over the weekend.  Best flies were corn fed caddis size 16, parachute hoppers (believe it!) and royal wulff size 14/16 all taking fish.  Streamers - black ghost, grey ghost, little rainbow trout, little brown trout were all working on the newly stocked browns in the DE fly fishing section.  Black & white buggers and cone head olive buggers all working.  We just re-stocked our spring fly selection of over 400 dozen flies so we have what you need.


By KenP on 4/17/2010 3:45 PM

Reports from the White Clay Creek in the DE flyfishing section indicate the recently stocked browns have turned on and those fishing olive woolly buggers had the best success.  Good reports are also in on the DH in PA.  Best flies were tan midges and san juan worms.  Reliable info is that a number of trout were caught on zug bugs size 14/16/18 today.  Looks like the fish are everywhere.


By KenP on 4/16/2010 12:42 PM

Spent the mornig fishing for shad with my friends, John and Fran.  Barry was along too.  We found the fish to be only slightly interested in the flies we offered.  Caught that thunder storm too.  Better luck next time.  Look for some pix in the next few days


By KenP on 4/15/2010 2:03 PM

Brown trout were stocked in DE today.  There will be two more state stockings for the spring on successive thursdays.  Best flies this week were black ghost streamer, sucker spawn, eggs and hare's ear nymphs.  Water levels are back to normal so trout are holding in the deeper stretches.  Added bonus is sightings of a bald eagle circling the White Clay Creek in DE.


By KenP on 4/13/2010 3:13 PM

Stumbled onto a black ant "hatch" this morning and a size 18 parachute seemed to work for most of the morning.   The rainbows were just sipping them endlessly today on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in PA.  Just too much fun.

Stop by the shop and see all the new products featuring Rio lines, leader and tippet, Chota rock lock sticky rubber soled shoes, Pacific fly vests and C&D waterproof fly boxes.  We still have an open spot or two for rod building class so call Ken 302 369-9730 and get the particulars.


By KenP on 4/12/2010 3:07 PM

Had a good morning fishing on Deer Creek  with my friend and rodbuilder Barry W.  The shad are starting to stage in the pools pre-spawn.  Good fly colors are red/yellow, chartr/white and silver and black.  A sink tip line helps get the unweighted flies down,  and the fish were cooperating with quite a few of these poor man's tarpon coming to hand.  Remember that shad must all be released.


By KenP on 4/11/2010 3:05 PM

Got a chance to fish the evening hatch (caddis) on the WCC in PA.  The caddis imitation I used is a corn fed CDC olive caddis and it just plain works.  Dress the line and skidder the fly and hang on.  A black ghost streamer also accounted for a few fish before the hatch.


By KenP on 4/10/2010 3:03 PM

The White Clay Fly Fishers Hosted the Saltwater fly anglers of Delaware in an annual outing on the White Clay Creek a Delaware River in PA and DE.  A fun event for all and almost everyone caught fish! Thanks to the members of both groups that participated in the fish the fun and the food.


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