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Author: KenP Created: 7/15/2008 6:02 PM
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By KenP on 10/25/2011 1:22 PM

The latest stocked fish are taking up feeding positions in the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in PA and DE.  Attractor dries worked today- royal coachman dry size 12 and royal trude in size 10.  I was able to land a brace of browns at the DE line.

Ken

By KenP on 10/20/2011 11:19 AM

Many of the recently stocked rainbows in the White Clay Creek PA special regulation section of the middle branch look like they were glad to be out of the concrete holding pens they were raised in.  Many had burnt noses and roughed up fins, but they still were agreeable to an Edson Tiger dark streamer size 6 and 4. Some surface action was noted later in the morning after the sun was on the water.

Ken

By KenP on 10/6/2011 10:59 AM

So I pounded away at the big tree snag in the mud bank curve below London tract bridge today.  As good as the fishing was yesterday, it was a bust today.  Total flies lost - about a dozen.  Total fish to hand - zero.

Ken

By KenP on 10/5/2011 10:55 AM

An early chilly morning led to a good late morning on the White Clay Creek in PA for me today.  The trout have been hard to come by, but today I found a few in the shallow riffles.  A big white wullf seemed to please both the rainbows and browns. What they thought it was is a mystery.  Just a great day.

Ken

By KenP on 10/1/2011 10:50 AM

A number of the "holes" on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in DE and PA have been changed by fallen trees and debris from the flooding episodes we experienced over the last few weeks.  Although this may seem like bad news, the creek now has new challenges for you.  Learning to fish the new structure is always a learning experience and the fish find these new snags as great structure to hide.  Yes I have lost numerous flies trying to learn how to fish them. And yes they are changing the stream flow, but that's natures way and there's no reason to complain.  Just get out there and fish!

Ken

By KenP on 9/30/2011 10:47 AM

I have received a number of questions about fall stocking of the White Clay Creek , a Delaware River in PA and DE.  The schedules for DE and PA are on the respective web sites.  Just click on this blog tab,  look to the left under "Our Friends" and click on the link(s).

Regards

Ken

By KenP on 9/21/2011 11:52 AM

The trout have been reluctant to hit most offerings so I tried a setup with three wet flies of different colors.  The brown beaver dubbed wet was the ticket today.  The trout came over to look at the flies as they drifted through and decided the second one in the series - beaver dubbed wet was their favorite.

Ken

By KenP on 9/20/2011 11:48 AM

The flooding events of the last week have spread the trout out to the best holes.  You can see 'em today but catching them was another story.  Most of the fish that came to hand today were red eyed rocks and they fell for a green caddis emerger. I had two nice surface strikes on jassid imitations, but no hookups.

Ken

By KenP on 9/15/2011 9:43 AM

I pounded away at the rocky sections of the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River, just above the DE line in PA.  This section of the creek has been productive all summer with a mix of trout, small mouth and pan fish.  Today the trout showed up and hammered a bead head hare's ear nymph for about one hour.  Then just like a light switched off, there was nothing.  More nice fall mornings with more cool temps, like those projected in our immediate future,  means the action should pick up. BTW, one trout fell for a leaf hopper (jassid).  Those of you who follow me know that it is a great pattern once the leaves start to fall.

Ken

By KenP on 9/14/2011 6:52 PM

I wanted to share an update for the new shop opening.  Just more bad news as the township tabled the request for occupancy till Sept 20th, so an announcement is still premature.  At this rate the best I can hope for is a Thanksgiving week opening. I am still repairing and building rods from home, as well as conducting fly tying & casting and rod building classes, so try me at 610 999-9897 for help in that regard.

Ken

By KenP on 9/13/2011 11:33 AM

I walked the better part of the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in PA today surveying the damage and changes the high water created.  There are a few new trees down and some silt has been newly deposited in a few areas that previously were rocky.  The leaf fall is already starting to cling to the new snags so some impressive cover is being generated in some spots.  The fishing was primarily red eyed rock fish today. All taken on a green caddis nymph fished on the bottom.  I only saw a few rises with no trout sightings during my walk.

Ken

WCC

By KenP on 9/9/2011 11:30 PM

Fished with my friend Dick P this morning and found the creek to be recovering from the heavy rain event the past few days.  The water temp was 68 degrees and it was still running cloudy with nice flow around 135 cfs.  The conditions were really quite nice although the days results ended in the skunk.   We both threw the book at the fish with only a few bumps and a couple of chases to show for using most flies in our boxes. 

Ken

By KenP on 9/6/2011 4:45 PM

The White Clay Creek in DE and PA are looking a litte flooded today with lots of muddy conditions and stream choking snags. A number of new trees are down from Irene and new holding water is a future reality.  Those of you that know me realize that I fish almost everywhere I go, and my bonefishing was great this year in Cozumel Mx.  Lots of shot to bigger fish than in the past.  I expect to be back on the WCC as soon as we get some rain relief this week.  This is the time of year when a big streamer can unfold the summer/fall riddle on the creek.

Ken

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.

Ken

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.

Ken

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