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By KenP on 5/29/2010 10:29 PM

WCO will be closed on Monday to observe  Memorial Day.  Be sure to thank a vet for their service as we celebrate the ultimate sacrifices our forefathers gave for our freedom.  Freedom is not free and we need to remember as we celebrate this weekend.


By KenP on 5/28/2010 12:26 PM

I returned to nymphing today and took a number of aggressive fish on copperjohn's and brassie nymphs.  A small black mini marabou bugger also accounted for a few rainbows this morning.  Water temp is up to 58 degrees and the smallmouth activity is increasing at the PA/DE border.  A few smallies fell to an blond cone head bugger today.



By KenP on 5/26/2010 9:44 AM

My new friend Beau B and I fished the WCC in PA in order to get a few great pix for his new book.  The fish were everywhere and they gave us the fin as they created rises all around and next to our fly offerings dry, wet  & streamer  with a result.....



By KenP on 5/23/2010 8:06 AM

The late afternoon rain turned the fish on Sat evening.  Good dry fly action on the WCC in PA continuing.  Caddis emerger duo with a small sulfur or PMD accounted for a lot of fish for just an hour of fishing.  Water was slightly discolored this morning. 


By KenP on 5/22/2010 8:10 AM

The last two days has seen an extended blue winged olive hatch each morning with steady action on the little buggers.  I can't remember when the action was as consistant.  If the reason is global warming then bring it on.  It could also be the water quality improvement this year from the extensive snow melt feeding the stream from ground water or maybe it is from the lack of trash on the creek (thanks to the WCFF cleanup efforts).  What ever the reason if you are not floating a dry fly right now you are missing out on some real fun.


By KenP on 5/20/2010 11:33 AM

It's been a long time since there has been such an extended and consistant period for dry fly fishing.  The best part about it is that your drift doesn't have to be perfect right now; the fish are eager.  This is all great fun and all, but what can we learn during these times?  Here is something, every species of fly emerges a little differently.  Right now, if you look for it, you can sometimes see the nymph hatch out from the bottom of the stream and watch it surface.  An what's really cool is seeing a trout tripping over itself trying to get the emerging fly before it gets to the surface (a trout can look like a real spaz sometimes). 

For example, pale evening duns shoot up and usually pop right up on the su ... Read More »

By KenP on 5/19/2010 1:42 PM

It is amazing how many fish can congregate a pool while the hatch is on.  Looked like a bluefish blitz this morning on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in PA.  Fish were rising to sz 18 blue winged olives for a good part of the early morning hours.   Just a grand ole time today.


By KenP on 5/18/2010 3:44 PM

Dry flies are working.  Caddis tan and olive in sz 16/18 are continuing to take trout in the DH section on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in PA.  Three reports confirm that action is hot  right now.

Thanks for putting me on the fish!  I caught 13 on Sunday.  Most were in the
12 to 14 inch range. I caught most of the fish on BH Pheasant Tail nymph or Zebra nymph with
Silver BH.  I did catch one exceptional Brown on Black GBH wooly bugger. The rest were on dries.
Three biggest fish were; 17 inch Rainbow and 17 & 19 inch Browns.

First is Rainbow on zebra midge nymph. about 15 1/2 to 16 inch.  2nd is Brown about 16 inches on Black Gold Cone head wooly bugg ... Read More »

By KenP on 5/17/2010 6:19 PM

Choose your dry fly and drift it over the fish on the WCC and you will be happy.  Pale Morning/Evening duns size 18, olive caddis sz 16/18 caddis emerger sz 16, and sulpher parachute size 16  white woulff sz 14 all working this morning.  Water temp is up to 56 degrees and the fish are gorging themselves on tricos and the above.


By KenP on 5/15/2010 8:30 PM

The hatch is on in the evening with sulphurs size 16/18 and caddis (olive ) size 18 predominating.  The fish are looking up so tie one one with 6 or 7 X tippet and have some fun!


By KenP on 5/14/2010 10:37 AM

Fished with my friend Dick P today on Deer Creek for shad.  I may have caught my last shad of the season.  The fish are still in there - not in great numbers but still spawning around.  Very uninterested in flies and in smaller numbers.  Back to trout fishing with bass just around the corner.


By KenP on 5/12/2010 10:36 AM

The WCC in PA is just loaded with trout.  Try emergers - caddis olive size 16/18 and white buggers.  You'll be glad you did.


By KenP on 5/11/2010 10:01 AM

Met my friend Joe G from SJFF and we pounded away at the fish that were available to us in the WCC in PA.  Each of us picked up a few trout on midges and bead head nymphs size 16/18/20.  Jim B showed up and he landed at least three fish while he was in eye shot.  Sorry we missed you Barry W.....set the alarm clock next trip!


By KenP on 5/10/2010 11:59 AM

Fished the WCC in PA below Londontract bridge.  A high barometer and blue bird skys.  Result - the skunk....welcome home!


By KenP on 5/9/2010 9:42 AM

I had one report on Deer Creek.  Spawning was in full gear during this week.  The report indicated that the shad are wrapping up.  So if you want to do more shad fishing, look toward the Delaware tributaries.  Otherwise back to the trout in the White Clay Creek.

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