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Author: KenP Created: 7/15/2008 6:02 PM
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By KenP on 4/29/2009 6:13 PM

I fished with my friend Barry W on Deer Creek in the rain this morning.  They liked the following flies: Deer Creek Raider, Yellow marabou streamer, Red marabou streamer, blue sparkler, and pink bead head circle streamer.  Here is a few pix of the hickories caught.


By KenP on 4/28/2009 1:34 PM

Went out Saturday afternoon to DE side of White Clay. Fished from about 4pm - 8pm. Was a bit slow at first on an egg imitator; fishing picked up about 6pm when I switched over to a dark green bead head nymph. Any nymph dark green seemed to get them going,  2 nice keeper sized bows, 3 released and 5 lost on retrieve. --Matt (Bear, DE) Submitted By: Matt R

By KenP on 4/28/2009 1:25 PM


My friend Christie reminded me that some big stripers can be caught on the Susq flats.  The shad are in and the catching is feverish.  The WCC in DE & Pa are fully stocked with trout.  Soooo many fishing opportunities and so little time.  Oh my!

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By KenP on 4/27/2009 9:48 AM

The shad are in and worth a trip to Deer Creek to give 'em a try.  Get your Maryland license on line - go to the "Our Friends" box on the left of this blog for a quick link.

Add a few shad flies from White Clay Outfitters and be on the fish.  See blog entries for the last week for good patterns and colors.


By KenP on 4/27/2009 9:43 AM

Had a late afternoon Sunday on the WCC on the DH in PA.  Had the whole creek to myself.  Caught quite a few fish on the top using crane fly imitations.  The water temp is up to 53 degrees from our latest arly "heat wave". and the bug activity is increasing.  Adult midges (trico), tan and brown caddis size 16/18 and baetis nymphs - PT with & w/o flashbacks are also working.


By KenP on 4/24/2009 8:40 AM

Deer Creek (MD) was down and the shad were getting thicker as the spawning run is starting to reach full swing.  My friend Dick P and I took a walk to get away from the crowds at the typical spots and found the fish willing to hit brightly colored and flashy shad offerings.  In one stretch Dick had six fish on six drifts.  Pretty darn fun for a first timer!


By KenP on 4/23/2009 10:32 AM

The White Clay Creek, a Delaware River continues to fish well as stocking of fresh trout is scheduled for today and next Thursday.  If you want to help stock, contact me and I will give you the information and meeting venue.  Crane fly adults and larvae imitations have made the fishing exciting using  these naturals.  Trout have literally come out of the water chasing the dry- adult.  Give them a try for some exciting top water action.



By KenP on 4/22/2009 11:30 AM

Deer Creek was running 1000 cfs and the water was half way up the bank.  I fished with my friend Joe G from OC and the muddy fast water ruined a nice morning.  The catch was limited to just a few fish.  Better luck next time.

By KenP on 4/21/2009 1:12 PM

A few of you have asked to see some productive shad flies so here are a few that worked the past three outings:

By KenP on 4/19/2009 11:29 AM

While the WCC in DE continues to be shoulder to shoulder, I have opted for other venues.  Today my friends Ed G, Keith B and I fished for shad, and while the main run is just starting we each managed a respectible number of fish.  The best fly colors were, chartruese and white, red and yellow and red with flash.  The streams will be feeling the effects of the rain events predicted for Monday so get out there today before any potential flooding moves the fish off the bite.


By KenP on 4/17/2009 6:03 PM

Tried my luck fishing for shad today.  The creek was very high and fast and a little dangerous starting in the dark this morning. Only three shad ate my offering in about 1 3/4 hr of fishing.  Couldn't see but a foot into the water.  No rocks in sight above the water line.  Hope things pick up over the weekend.


By KenP on 4/16/2009 9:01 PM

Spent the day fly fishing with my friend Chip M on the Susq flats and after about 3000 casts the results were no fish.  Not even a bite.  Better luck next time.


By KenP on 4/15/2009 3:42 PM

Stood under the bridge on the WCC in PA and fished "out" of the rain this morning.  A white cone head zonker fished down and across the pool took two rainbows and light blue sucker spawn pattern took one more.  The water was 45 degrees today at 7:45 am and it was up and muddy.  Look for raising barometer and nice weather as we head into the weekend.

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By KenP on 4/14/2009 3:32 PM

The barometer was on the rise yesterday before it's precipitace fall last night.  The fish were feeding all morning - in the rain.  Best fly choices were flashy streamers or egg patterns.  Three fishers called in with reports of great catches in the WCC in DE on sucker spawn patterns.  The green weenie is still taking fish as are all the pheasant tail patterns with flash backs.  It seems the fish have also discovered the natural food as a stomach pumped sample showed it loaded with tan midges - with some larger crane fly larvae mixed in.  Aside from my glasses being rain spattered, it was a great morning on the stream.

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By KenP on 4/12/2009 9:20 AM

Spent a short outing on the Elk hoping to meet my friend Wes, but he called later to tell me he was on the WCC in DE.  I walked the section from the PA line to the covered bridge in Fair Hill and was able to raise two rainbows.  The size 16 pheasant tail bead head flash back nymph faked them out.  It was quite a chilly and breezy day so I was glad for the cover this section of the stream provides.  Just a nice Easter sunday overall.


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