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Author: KenP Created: 7/15/2008 6:02 PM
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By KenP on 5/30/2012 3:52 PM

Fished my favorite stretch of the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in PA today.  The water was slightly turbid from the overnight rain but the fish were active.  Even with the low water the fish were up in feeding positions and an elk hair caddis  - tan sz 14 was working this morning.  A number of crane flies showed up in creek side spider webs, and a sz 6 crane fly adult took one trout today.  Mostly browns today with one about 17". 


By KenP on 5/29/2012 4:36 PM

Hot day and wet wading made it comfortable. Just got off the creek.  The caddis were hatching . I hated to have to leave.  Sz 14/16 tan elk hair did the trick.  A few trout were taken on a all black midge sz 20.


By KenP on 5/27/2012 8:34 PM

I gave a late afternoon outing on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in PA, a try today and to my surprise I encountered a flying ant "hatch".  The size 16 ant was coachman brown with a yellow abdomen.  I had seen this ant before over the past few years but had not actually been in the commotion.  The trout were sipping the fallen flying ant off the surface and in the surface film.  Luckily I had a few of these tied from an earlier observation and took a number of fish on my imitation.


By KenP on 5/27/2012 10:59 AM

I would like to announce that I am conducting a free

Learn to Fly Fish course

sponsored by the new PA friends of the WCCP organization on

Monday 5/28 from 9:00 am - 11:00 am

at the London Tract Meeting House on the corner of London Tract and South Bank roads in the WCC Preserve.  The first 20 candidate to show up will be offered the course that will include some classroom material as well as casting instruction.  Looking forward to sharing the knowl ... Read More »

By KenP on 5/25/2012 12:56 PM

Seems like DE stocked a lot of rainbows in the FFOnly secto of the White Clay Creek.  I fished the section containing the so called O'Donnell hole with very good results.  A size 20 zebra midge was the best fly today.


By KenP on 5/23/2012 1:53 PM

The DE FF section of the White Clay Creek a Delaware River is still fishing well near the PA border.  Mostly rainbows and a two fly rig, elk hair caddis yellow orange size 16 and a doritos midge dropper seems to be very attractive to them.  I didn't even move my feet for about an hour and had multiple fish.


By KenP on 5/21/2012 1:10 PM

Fished a foggy WCC this morning.  Thanks to the WCFF the stream looks a lot cleaner due to their efforts in the stream cleanup. The fish were a little spooky today but I managed a brace of browns and a rainbow.  Used a tandem dry and dorito buzzer dropper.  Browns like doritos.


By KenP on 5/19/2012 9:05 PM

Fished the WCFF outing hosted by the SWFAOD in Cape Helopen Park.  The wind was blowing 15-20 and the waves cresting made wading a safety issue.   One pop-top sized flounder and a small weakfish were all I could dredge up.  The food and comeraderie were just fine.



By KenP on 5/17/2012 1:03 PM

On good information, I fished the top end of the DEFF section of the WCC in DE/PA.  The rainbows were fiesty and willing to hit a streamer - my favorite Edson Tiger dark sz 12.


By KenP on 5/4/2012 5:00 PM

Spent a windy afternoon behind Isle of Palms SC with my guide Chad Ferris.   25 knot wind and a rushing tide - one lone redfish to hand.  Charleston is a beautiful destination and the cable stays in the Cooper River Bridge had my stamp on them.


By KenP on 5/1/2012 9:48 AM

Spent three hours casting on Deer Creek  this morning.  Not a fish in site and no bites.  Two other fishers had like results. 


By KenP on 4/29/2012 8:44 AM

Spent last week in TN fishing the South Holston and Wataga Rivers.  The weather was iffy with thunder showers, but the Sulfur hatch size 16  was on each day during the lulls in the rain.  Pop and I floated with Captn Keith Lowe one day on the Wataga and managed a few nice browns despite the 30 mph wind.  The rest of the week we worked easy access points on the South Holston.  This is described as a technical tailwater, but we found that sulfur dry, zebra midge dropper worked each day.


By KenP on 4/16/2012 7:44 PM

I fished a section of the Big Elk Creek in PA & MD yesterday.  The water was very low and shoally in some unexpected spots and the fish were pooled up in the deep holes.  Water temp was 55 degrees, a little warm for this time of year.  Best flies were hare's ear nymphs size 12/14 and green caddis - rock worm. 


By KenP on 4/14/2012 7:52 PM

I attended the WCFF outing and was able to catch a rainbow and a fall fish in the limited amount of time I spent fishing.  A lot of the members caught fish including those guests from theSWFAoD and DVWFFA.  Great food and commeradery and a beautiful day to be in the Preserve.


By KenP on 4/12/2012 8:50 AM

Another cold spring mornings on the DH section of the White Clay Creek , a Delaware River should be mind clearing but instead it just added to my personal frustration.  The amount of trash that accumulates in a few days of  the open season never ceases to amaze me.  I spent the majority of the day bagging food trash, soda cans, cigarette pkgs and worm containers today.  The parking area has been canvased and cleaned twice this week and continues to be trashed.  Maybe this is why my attention is diverted to shad fishing early in the trout season.  Very disappointing indeed. 

I am looking forward to the WCFF outing this Sat. on the MiddleBranch of the White Clay.  This early season outing highlights the fly fishers efforts to share their knowledge of the creek with other clubs.  Always a good time ... Read More »

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