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Author: KenP Created: 7/15/2008 6:02 PM
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By KenP on 4/29/2013 11:33 AM

I needed to get out today even in the rain, which I hate doing, but needed to overcome the skunking on got on Sat at the WCFF outing.  Was able to bring one brown and one rainbow to hand on a white shenks minnow, very similar to the one I fished the day before provided to me by my friend Jamoke.  The creek had muddied up some on Monday and the white streamer was visible in the murky conditions.


By KenP on 4/28/2013 11:21 AM


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By KenP on 4/24/2013 8:05 AM

The trout fishing on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in DE and PA, the Elk Creek and the Brandywine, will have to wait as the shad find my favor.  You need to catch em while they are running.  Saw quite a few additional fishers today on Deer Creek.  Parking is at a premium too.  You will have fun fishing for hickories in the creek if you are willing to hunt them down as they move about looking for spawning locations.


By KenP on 4/22/2013 11:59 AM

Fished for shad on a cold and windy morning on Deer Creek, MD.    Water conditions were slightly merky and the water was up from the rain. Brought about a dozen hickories to hand before I was frozen to the bone.


By KenP on 4/18/2013 12:32 PM

My juices were flowing after hearing about all the fish caught by WCFF members at their outing this past weekend, and having been away for a week, I was ready to give our newly stocked local trout a try , on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in Delaware today.  Saw a lot of fish and caught a few browns on a beaver dubbed nymph size 18 today.  The earlier than predicted rain chased me off the creek, since my rain jacket was back at the car.  Will continue to comment on conditions as there are results to report.


By KenP on 4/17/2013 12:27 PM

Reports from the members of the White Clay Fly Fishers indicate the trout fishing in both the DE and PA sections of the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in the park and preserve are excellent.  Largest brown was reported to be almost 20" and a big fat 18" rainbows was landed by one of the members.  Bruce Mitchell gave a very informative presentation on fishing in and around Yellowstone, and Sean O'Donnell is speaking at the South Jersey Fly Fishers meeting tonight  7 PM at the Salem County Sportsmans Club.  Worth the trip over the bridge to hear Sean speak about the flies and locations in his new book.


By KenP on 4/16/2013 12:23 PM

Fished Deer Creek in MD with my friend John W hoping to find that first shad run.  Water temp was 56 degrees and a lot of herring were splashing.  The heron and the osprey seem to be having luck.  I caught only one hickory in a morning of fishing.  So we'll give it a try again soon.


By KenP on 4/15/2013 11:42 AM

I spent last week in Sanibel Florida on vacation with my wife and we had a great time.  Perfect weather and the fishing was good too.  Spent one half dat redfishing with Captn. Rey and we had a nice trip - windy and cloudy water from a front that passed just before we got there, but I was able to land some reds, one about 9 lbs.  I'll put up the pix once I can get it off my waterproof fuji camera.  The rest of the week I fished off the beach and landed a number of speckled trout and jacks.  Only one small snook though,  for the week.  I will post news from the White Clay Creek after I get info from WCFF members at their monthly meeting on Tues. night.


By KenP on 4/5/2013 11:55 AM

Fished the DH section of the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in the PA preserve this morning.  A very frustrating day in that my mind was not on the fishing.  Too much personal stuff going on to concentrate, even as I was surrounded by a beautiful venue the Preserve is.  I hope to report that the changing spring conditions projected over the next few day will get the fish on the "bite".  I have received a few reports that a number of browns have been cooperating withthose fishers over the last few days even with the cold overnight conditions.  Best flies were small PT and hares ears size 16/18.  Best streamer continues to be the golden retriever in size 10/12. 


By KenP on 3/30/2013 4:50 PM

Today I finished rods.  I don't fish opening day any longer.  I leave that to the hard core anglers that don't fish every day!


By KenP on 3/29/2013 4:47 PM

Got a last chance at the fish on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River  in the PA preserve today before the opening day torrent.  The fish were slow to take again today, as they inspected a lot of different offerings.  Got  two to take a Vince Wilcox micro stone pattern.  I usually use that fly in the mid winter at the dam locatins as it has good movement.  Today two browns suffered sore mouths thinking it was real food.


By KenP on 3/28/2013 4:45 PM

The fish are getting an education and refused to hit a beautifully tied hares ear today.  The PT nymph and emerger  that hit 'em in the nose got no different result.  Just one fish today on a gray ghost streamer.


By KenP on 3/23/2013 2:41 PM

Fished the Octoraro Creek this morning at the White Clay Fly Fishers first outing of the year.  Helped my new friend Randy with his casting and we fished a few hundred yards down from the Pusyville Rd bridge in the 29 degree day, while the 39 degree water made my toes feel very uncomfortable.  A number of the members, Ed O, Doug J, Steve B, all claimed to have good days and Steve was lucky enough to land a trophy brown. Most productive fly for the day was a red zebra midge sz 20 fished below a weighted nymph. A few of us were also lucky and had a hot lunch!  We all had a fun day.  If you are looking for the kind of fishing comeraderie that comes with belonging to a great group, this is the club to join.  The next meeting is Tuesday April 15th at the Lonfdon Tract meeting house 7:00 pm.


By KenP on 3/21/2013 11:01 AM

Those of you interested in learning to build your own rod may want to mark your calendar to be a guest for an instructional meeting on April 4th,  being put on by the Tri-State Custom Rodbuilders at the Paoli Fire house 8:00 pm.  A number of different style rods and the techniques used to fashion them will be on display and the informal session will give you ample time to speak with the builders displaying.  I can offer a car pool for those unsure where to go.  Just contact me by cell or email from the info on this site.


By KenP on 3/20/2013 10:56 AM

Although it was cold and windy and cold the fish were happy to bite this morning.  Water was 39 degrees and somewhat cloudy from last evenings rain.  Caught all browns below the falls on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in PA preserve.  Best fly continues to be an edson tiger dark streamer or a golden retriever.  Dave's muskrat nymph also fooled a few browns today.


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