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By KenP on 6/26/2012 2:34 PM

Fished the mud bank in the preserve on the White Clay Creek a Delaware River in PA.  Needs to be renamed now that it is full of trees.   Swam some streamers again and had a great morning pulling those browns out from the tree crown sunk in the creek.  Too much fun and even retrieved a few flies I left from the last outing. 


By KenP on 6/24/2012 2:30 AM

Seems the blog entries are still coming over slow to date, and I am working to correct that with the site hosting service.  I fished late today and the evening hatch saw a few light bodied sulfurs hatching.  I recently experienced a sulfur hatch in TN and had a few flies from that venue that worked tonight.


By KenP on 6/21/2012 12:51 PM

I fished all the new downfalls - trees in the water and new snags.  I drifted streamers into the mess and prayed for action, which was forthcoming.  The browns tore up an Edson Tiger dark streamer size 10 and the rainbows prefered a cream woolly with a gold beadhead.  Did I mention I lost about a doz flies in the tree mess.


By KenP on 6/19/2012 10:42 AM

Some signs of pressure over the weekend as I made it to a snaggy location on the stream today to test the fact that trout eat minnow imitations dangled in the snags.  Very fun morning.  I used my favorite streamer an a few others to temp them.


By KenP on 6/18/2012 11:39 AM

You can't have a better day on the stream than this.  All too unbelievable to share.  Overcast  w/water temp 59.  Fish showed everywhere eating caddis.  Great day to test a new rod.


By KenP on 6/12/2012 7:57 PM

Water levels are being replenished with the rain event today.  I fished early in the rain - my least favorite way to fish!,  but the combo of a san juan worm and a chironomid dropper was attractive to a few fish.  The water level was rising the whole time and the turbidity also increasing from bank run off.


By KenP on 6/9/2012 8:02 PM

Fished the Brandywine outing with the White Clay Fly Fishers today - a Fish for Free Day in DE.  Almost everyone caught smallmouth bass and sunfish and a few lucky anglers landed a fall fish (creek chub) or two.  A great day with good food and friendship makes these outings very special.



By KenP on 6/8/2012 7:53 PM

Just a note about the DE FF section.  The last storm took a few trees down and the infamous O'Donnell hole now has a new tree down just up stream from it.  That will change things into the future,


By KenP on 6/3/2012 11:13 AM

Water levels on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in PA and DE have receeded and are back to normal with a slight tinge in the color.  The water temp was 59 degrees this morning and the fish were hiding in the rocks today.  Nymphing the rocky areas was the only successful strategy and one rainbow and one brown was caught on a bead head brown stonefly .  A beautiful morning.



By KenP on 6/2/2012 9:18 AM

The White Clay Creek in DE & PA is pretty well flooded today, so if you try to fish you may want to try a San Juan worm or a big streamer that pushes some water - fished near the edges of the stream.


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.


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