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Author: KenP Created: 7/15/2008 6:02 PM
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By KenP on 8/29/2012 10:05 AM

Water conditions on the White Clay Creek a Delaware River in DE and PA have not changed much even with some rain water. Still low and clear and near its low flow in a decade.  But the trout are in there, and very spooky and harder to catch than most other times of the year.  Ant pattern worked today.  Black and red.

Ken

By KenP on 8/24/2012 2:35 PM

I have walked the creek all week and very low water flow can be observed.  There are a few few fish in the holes that you find along the entire creek. 

Ken

By KenP on 8/18/2012 7:16 PM

Fished the White Clay Creek in Delaware and PA to find a surprise.  For me and the trout. Cicada.  If you have a pattern for one about two inches long with some green/brown mottling, Like a large muddler with wings, you'll have the ticket.  Very seasonal here.

Ken

By KenP on 8/14/2012 12:06 PM

For those who use the net - the USGS data for Strickersville monitoring now shows turbidity - how cloudy the water appears at the monitoring station.  You'll see that the creek cleans up very quickly after a rain event.  I get a lot of questions about that and now it is available to anyone who can surf to that web site.

Ken

By KenP on 8/13/2012 11:58 AM

Spent a few hours on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in DE and PA today.  The water is still low and the temp this morning was 73 degrees, slightly cooler than a few days ago.  The fish were bunched up in a few holes.  I fished the low broken water in a lot of spots today.  A nice mix of smallmouth and trout were caught.  Best fly was a size 14 sulfur dryfly.  More floatsum and trash evident from the past few storms. 

Ken

By KenP on 8/9/2012 12:31 PM

After a small spike in flow from the overnight rain on Tues the water is back to low summer flow. I fished the deepest section of the White Clay Creek and surveyed a few other areas today.  A few other fishers were trying their luck today in the London Tract Bridge area.  Some smallmouth bass took a muddler minnow fished on the bottom and I was able to catch two rainbows on a new CDC pattern - size 14 yellow sallie.

Ken

By KenP on 8/8/2012 10:29 PM

More walking and observation of the WCC in the Preserve but no fishing today.  Lots of overgrowth and access is limited in some areas because of this.  The heron seems "fit". so the fishing must still be okay.

Ken

By KenP on 8/3/2012 9:02 AM

New comforts on the WCC - a love seat -  now not blocking the London Tract Bridge pull out north of the bridge.  Water is very low.  We badly need showers forecasted for this weekend.  Water temp too high to fish. It's stressful enough staying away from the egret and crane.

Ken

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By KenP on 8/1/2012 11:06 AM

The WCC creek is running very low and clear and some fish were visible in a few deeper holes.  The water temp in two knee deep spots was 74 degrees.  That's right about where the fish really are temp stressed.  I decided not to fish today and hope to report better conditions over the next few days if we see the stormy rainy weather as forecasted.

Ken

By KenP on 7/31/2012 11:00 AM

So I was away for a few days at the NC beach fishing and vacationing with my family. Here are the highlights from there.

SW wind 25 knots for 10 days in a row.  Pinfish, pinfish, pinfish,crabs, pinfish, lizard fish, SW wind 58 knots for 4 hours then W wind, N wind, S wind more pinfish, SW wind 25 knots for the rest of the time.  Also red sargosum weed every day it was SW. Visited Hammocks Beach Bare Island for a reprieve  and traveled over 400 miles looking for wind relief.  Not one chance to  fly fish the ocean or close by for two weeks.

Ken 

By KenP on 7/13/2012 6:05 PM

I spent a good part of the day working on the blog - maintanence to get it working right.  I have some technical assistance too...but the blog will be down for a number of days until I can get it working properly.  Thx for all your patience while I get the site working to it's potential.

Ken

By KenP on 7/12/2012 10:03 PM

Spent a few days fishing the Salmon River in Pulaski NY with a group from the White Clay Fly Fishers.  A mixed bag of brown and rainbow trout, salmon smolt, smallmouth bass, and fall fish were the bill of fare.  Great time and good friends all.

Ken

By KenP on 7/7/2012 10:02 PM

It was the hottest day of the year and I made an attempt to fish at sundown before the lightning would chase me off the White Clay Creek in the preserve.  The fish feel that change in the weather and sometimes go on the feed.  That wasn't the case tonight, but I managed to land a couple of brown on a sulfur dry sz 16.  The water level is low and a number of locations are becoming dry leaving shoals of silt.  Let's hope for a few days with a steady rain to rejuvinate the creek.

Ken

By KenP on 7/3/2012 9:50 AM

The White Clay Creek in the PA reserve has a gauging station and I fished next to it today.  The water level and the flow seemed low.  The USGS readings indicate that is true and have been since the end of May.  I took a fish before walking out.

Ken

By KenP on 7/1/2012 7:29 AM

No use in stressing a fish in these conditions.  Too risky fishing in lightning.  Here's a little fact I learned .  Boron rods are less condutive than graphite. So if you have a boron rod from days past,  you are safer with that rod in a lightning storm.

Ken

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