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Author: KenP Created: 7/15/2008 6:02 PM
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By KenP on 12/27/2012 4:28 PM

Spent the holiday week in Knoxville Tn and visited the Little River in TN that runs into Great Smokey Mtn Park.  The day was dreary with spitting rain - for those that know me.......not my favorite kind of day.  Regardless you fish when you can and I had enough holiday cheer and inlaws so I was out there!.  Got a few rainbows on a golden retriever while searching and one brown on a zebra midge. I fished a new rod built on a Temple Forks Axiom blank and I can tell you it was sweet.  Very nice feel and bent well into the hand on those few fish that presented to me.

Ken

By KenP on 12/23/2012 4:25 PM

Fished the South Holston River near Bristol Vir/TN today with my fatherinlaw.  Very cold morning but they were sleussing the river with constant flow for the last few days due to maint on the dam and the fishing was excellent with a sulfur dry and midge dropper.  Numbers of fish for both of us with one nice brown about 18 inches the best fish.

Ken

By KenP on 12/21/2012 4:28 PM

The White Clay Creek was blown out by last nights storm.  Just a muddy mess...really unfishable.  Lets hope the fish find someplace to hid from the run off. .

Ken

By KenP on 12/18/2012 4:26 PM

Saw a lot of fish today in the White Clay Creek Preserve delayed harvest stretch of the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in PA.  The two that were landed were rainbows.  Time to get out there during the upcoming holiday or days off.  

Ken

By KenP on 12/15/2012 4:23 PM

Did a guide trip this morning with one of my students Mark on the DE fly stretch.  We were in the bushes and trees as expected.  A few more nymphs hung on the bottom and a strike or two on a glden retriever, but no fish to hand.  It was Mark's first outing with his new rod so I  was really hopeful.  But that's why they call it fishing and not catching.

Ken

By KenP on 12/11/2012 11:01 AM

I have been made aware that blog entries are not popping up every day they are posted.  Since I am the fisher, the web master and the dishwasher, I apologize and appreciative of the feedback I have been getting about the blog.  I am working to correct this issue, which has reoccurred over the last few months.  I hope the fishing reports are still helpful even if they are not showing up timely as posted.

Ken

By KenP on 12/10/2012 10:54 AM

An unseasonable warm, rainy late morning outing produced a few trout in the 14 inch range today.  I fished my favorite stretch of the White Clay Creek in the PA preserve.  This section of the creek has changed over the past few years as downed trees and bank erotion has taken place.  It still fishes surprisingly well.  Today the fish wanted a dry/dropper set up with the point fly blue winged olive size 18 and my version of the WCC midge the dropper.  I saw a few caddis coming off as well.  Looked like a size 16 with a light gray/brown body.  I will be tying a few of those to match that hatch tonight.

Ken

By KenP on 12/7/2012 10:49 AM

Had to go back and try the Delware section after the success I had a few days ago, so I moved below Hopkins Road and fished downstream.  I have not fished this section of the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in a number of months so I was surprised to find a few very deep stretches that held some nice rainbows.  A brace came to hand before the day was over, both taken on a caddis emerger pattern that my friend Joe A introduced me to. 

Ken

By KenP on 12/5/2012 10:46 AM

Fished the Delaware section of the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River below the Nature center today.  To my surprise there were a few very nice carp mixed in with the trout catch.  All the fish were taken on a bead head version of a fuzzy nymph size 16.  I estimated one of the carp at about 6 lbs. a pretty nice pull on a 3 wt rod.

Ken

WCC

By KenP on 12/1/2012 3:57 PM

It was a perfect day on the WCC today.  The fish were feeding on nymphs and I managed to get a rainbow to hit an emerger( just recently tied).  The creek is running avg CFS for late fall and the fish just kept coming for a beaver nymph sz 14.  Thx to my friend Dave for the suggestive pattern.  The emerger pattern is in the winter Fly Tyer Mag - a vince wilcox pattern. 

Ken

WCC

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

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