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By KenP on 11/21/2012 5:00 PM

Played golf in the am thanks to my neighbor Jack A and fished the White Clay Creek in the PA preserve in the pm.  Warmer than expected pm temps saw the caddis hatch on in the early afternoon with some fish feasting on the drys.  My black bodied grey winged size 16/18 caddis pattern earned me quite a few strikes and a 16 incher came to hand before the bite was off.  Later in the day just before dark a beaver nymph took two nice brown trout in one of the deeper stretches.  Not a bad day before thanksgiving.

Ken

By KenP on 11/20/2012 4:31 PM

Spent a few days on the Salmon River in Pilaski NY targeting steelhead on the Salmon.  Also fished a small creek outside Rochester on the same trip.  No steelhead but one atlantic, and a few browns came to hand .  Back to the WCC tomorrow.

Ken

By KenP on 11/11/2012 3:28 AM

Gave the White Clay Creek a visit this evening hoping for a late afternoon hatch in the nice weather.  Not surprised to see a small caddis hatching.  They were about a size 18 with a brown body and slate gray/brown wings.  Saw no fish until about dark, when I was successful with a caddis and midge dropper.  One brown and one rainbow on each fly on consecutive casts.  It was worth the visit.

Ken

By KenP on 11/8/2012 10:25 AM

Fished the preserve section of the White Clay Creek , in PA today.  Rainbows were attracted to an oversized streamer size 2 and a brown came to hand on a micro madison mayfly nymph.  The water is back to seasonal levels and the fish were in the deeper sections of the creek today.

Ken

By KenP on 11/5/2012 10:21 AM

Many of the areas in the White Clay Creek , a Delaware River in DE and PA saw some changes after the water levels reached 4000 cfs during the storm.  The high water mark showed grass layed down up the banks and deposits of new trash were up in the woods.

Some trees that were downed now are either layed parallel to the banks or gone!. The fish can be found in the rocks. Leaf litter has been washed out.

Ken

By KenP on 10/31/2012 10:32 AM

My visit to the tip of Long Island was blown out by storm Sandy.  We have been fishing Montauk for the last 18 years over Haloween week, so it was disappointing to have the trip cancelled.  Lets hope it starts to move the fish south and that Island Beach and Delaware see those migrating rockfish this year.

Ken

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.

Ken

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.

Ken

 

WCC

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.

Ken

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.

Ken

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.

Ken

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.

Ken

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.

Ken

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!

Ken

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