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Author: KenP Created: 7/15/2008 6:02 PM
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By KenP on 10/25/2012 12:12 PM

Gave the delayed harvest section of the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in PA preserve a try today.  Misty conditions had my glasses fogging and I was slightly overdressed today.  Leaf litter is still very much a problem, but some fish were very visable in a few pools.  They can camo against the rocky/silty bottom but they stand out against the leafy bottom.  Just some observations that struck me today.  One brown and one rainbow sucked down a grey ghost stream fished with some stripping action.


By KenP on 10/23/2012 3:09 PM

The leaf litter was really starting to make fishing the top and the bottom futile.  Slow water locations are covered in leaf fall and weighted nymph patterns fished on the bottom caused hang ups about every cast.  Best option was a streamer fished across and down which resulted in one rainbow in about two hours of very tough fishing.




By KenP on 10/17/2012 12:23 PM

After hearing reports from Captn. Frank and his friend Bernie, who had a good day in the DE fly stretch and reports from members of the White Clay Fly Fishers at their monthly meeting last night, I ventured out for a morning outing on the White Clay Creek in the PA preserve this morning.  The fish were happy to strike moving streamers and a black and olive bugger worked well today.  There were plenty of fish in the section I fished thanks to the state and volunteers that floated the delayed harvest section.  Leaf litter was a problem too as it is at this time of year. A leaf hopper is a good alternate choice since the fish will see this morsel along with the leaf fall.   Be smart and wear some hunters orange as a precaution as the season progresses.


By KenP on 10/15/2012 12:19 PM

Fished the Salmon River in Pulaski NY with my friends Tom P and Carl F. last week.  This was my second trip to the river this fall.  The salmon run was steady with shots at fish most of the day.  Landed a few nice (25+ lb salmon) while fishing the water behind our hosts Stan P property at the Double Eagle Lodge.  I'll post a pix once I can figure out how to get it off my cell phone.


By KenP on 10/8/2012 6:44 AM

Spent the last week in HH island.  One outing planned but weather intervened so no red fish this trip.  The WCC in PA was stocked by the state last week.  DE gets its fall stocking late this week.  My wife and I spent the weekend in Pittsburgh visiting our new grand son Joseph.  Life is good when you have a new fishing heir.


By KenP on 9/26/2012 3:07 PM

By KenP on 9/26/2012 2:11 PM

If you have seen John Dohms in the White Clay Creek vacinity pls call Newark police.  John has been a fly fisher in the Park and Preserve and he is still not accounted for.  See blog above.


By KenP on 9/25/2012 3:08 PM

Just got back from the Salmon River in Pulaski NY with this info.  Lots and lots of salmon running the river.  Caught Cohos, Chinook, and Atlantic variety as well as a number of brown trout.  Biggest salmon to hand was about 30 lbs.


By KenP on 9/20/2012 8:17 AM

Fished the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in PA today.  I am never surprised by what I see on the creek.  Today,  I caught a rainbow that had a small brown in its gullet.  The rainbow took a beaver nymph with the undigested fish still lodged in its mouth. Too much!


By KenP on 9/16/2012 11:23 AM

The trout I found were mixed in with creek chubs and it was hard to get a fly past either.  They were feeding and a number of nymphs dead drifted on the bottom took fish after fish.  Best fly in the bunch was a flashback PT size 14.  The White Clay Creek midge pupa also was effective today.


By KenP on 9/14/2012 8:21 AM

I fished early and hard today to make a statement to myself that all those trout with closed mouths the past few days were to be punished today.  Unknown and unknowable is the reason they look your fly straight in the eye and don't move a centimeter in response to it.  I was able to lure two rainbows to a large streamer tyed with fancy multicolor dyed wings.  The material was introduced to me by Mike Martinek at a class session this past March, and the size 4 streamer with the ty-dyed wings looked pretty darn flashy in the water.  It was all the trout would take today. 


By KenP on 9/14/2012 8:16 AM

Results of the one-fly contest held on Sat by the WCCF were amazing.  Total trout caught was 5.  Amazingly total panfish winners was 131.  Largest fish was a 16" smallmouth bass.  All caught in the middle branch of the White Clay Creek a Delaware River in DE and PA.  Yes folks Doug and Ken did sixpeet on those 5 trout.  But how about a banner day for ED O'D and his tag along partner Barb B for a boatload of sunfish. Remarkable.


By KenP on 9/11/2012 8:29 AM

Water is low and the day is blue bird clear and the tally was zero.


By KenP on 9/8/2012 10:01 AM

Fished the WCFF One-Fly contest today with my partner Doug (5-time winners!).  We chose the middle branch in PA to sixpeet.

I fished a black flying ant , Doug a bugger. When I checked out early morning, I had three trout and three pan fish.  Hope Doug can add up a few more before they declare the winners this year.


By KenP on 9/6/2012 10:30 AM

The White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in DE and PA has seen some dramatic changes over the last few days of rain.  The flow was up and the muddy conditions made it slightly unfishable on Tues and Wed.  But it clears up quickly and today the conditions are back to average.  I had on a new emerger with a San Juan worm dropper and you can guess which fly took the fish.  Selecting a fly for the One-Fish-Fly contest that WCFF are holding on Sat will be easy for me to choose after todays outing.


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