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By KenP on 8/18/2011 10:38 AM

Thanks for all your questions and concerns for the openning of the new shop. Here is an update. The new shop location has some issues that are to be resolved at a township meeting on Aug 24th.  With the okay from the township, and a few alterations, I  will be able to sign a lease and get open.  I hope that everything goes well and I expect a grand opening around Thanksgiving or a week or two sooner.  If those expected snags are not cleared,  I will be forced to hunt down another location which will delay my re-opening.  More news when it's available. In the mean time if you contact me at the phone number on the site, and I will try to help you with flytying materials and rod building supplies available in my present limited inventory.


By KenP on 8/17/2011 1:35 PM

The White Clay Creek continues to be washed out from the heavy rain, with choc milk visability.  Fishing a big streamer on the edges actually worked today dispite the conditions.  A few smallies were fooled by the offering.  The creek needed the water, but we'll see how the draw down responds.


By KenP on 8/9/2011 11:51 AM

This mornings early outing found the creek needing some rain, at least in the section I fished.  Low water and high temps (73) really stress the trout.  I fished an ant all day and had a mixed bag of panfish, smallies and a single brown trout. The humidity was pretty close and I ended up with more water inside the waders than outside by the time I quit today.  Let's hope we get some relief from the projected thunder storms today.


By KenP on 8/3/2011 2:59 PM

Just got chased off the stream by lightning, but not before I walked a good part of the WCC from Londontract bridge to Sharpless Road.  The water is low in many stretches and the temp was 71 degress in two pools.  I was able to catch two smallies and two trout in the stretch I covered today.  Lots of overgrowth to deal with, but a stealthy approach worked.  The water temp is reaching the top limit which will stress the trout, so I suggest we find the deepest pools and fish them for bass until we get some rain runoff relief.


By KenP on 8/1/2011 7:48 AM

I just got back from family vacation in NC and wanted to respond to all those questions about what's happening on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in DE and PA.  I have been suggesting to those who have asked - find the areas in the WCC with the deepest pools and areas containing rocky bottoms.  The small mouth fishing in these areas has continued to be good even with the high water temps and lower flows. I gave the section at the DE/PA line a try this morning and was not disappointed.  A dozen smallies fell for heavily weighted  hare's ear nymph (sz 10) fished dead on the bottom.  A dead drift through the rocks worked on every cast that got to the bottom.  I also lost a number of nymphs to king neptune, but the presentation had to be in the rocks and on the bottm for success today.  Water temp was 71 degrees at 6:15 am.  Water levels are pretty low but I did catch one small brown trout ... Read More »

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