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By KenP on 5/18/2013 10:53 PM

Fished the West Branch of the Delaware river near Deposit NY with a group from the WCFFover the last few days.  The little wild browns were fun to catch and my best fish was a wild rainbow about 17".  The accomodations were excellent and the comeraderie even better.  A great trip.  Give some thought to signing up for next years adventure.


By KenP on 5/16/2013 8:16 AM

Jumped out early and got my boots wet on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in the PA preserve today.  I was able to have the creek to myself this early in the morning and the fish were rising to very small sz 24 black midges below the riffly sections I fished.  Two nice rainbows over 16 inches were in the mix today.


By KenP on 5/13/2013 11:19 AM

Catching the shad run in Deer Creek, MD has been very disappointing and my visits had spotty hit or miss catches.  Seem like the fish ran in spurts and if you were not on the creek during those blitzes you missed them in the locations on the creek I fish.  Still, the fish were fun with some larger hickories in the mix of the catch today.



By KenP on 5/9/2013 9:03 AM

May is probably the best month for fishing period.  Trout , shad, bass all play a role.  I gave the WCC DH a try this morning.  I always drift a san juan worm after an overnight rain and a number of rainbows were fooled by the weighted tan worm imitation.  If you are near Cape Henlopen this weekend, join the WCFF and the SWFAOD at the pier for the clubs salt water outing.  Guest are always welcome to join us.



By KenP on 5/8/2013 8:58 AM

I had the opportunitity to fish in Potter county PA at the fishng camp of my friend Joe R the last few days.  The Alleghany had a number of complicated hatches all occuring at once so the fishing was a real puzzle.  No matter, I was able to catch native browns and brook trout on march brown mayflies, soft hackles and streamers.  The camp was comfortable and the comeraderie exceeded the quality of the fishing.


By KenP on 4/30/2013 11:25 AM

Fished with captain Frank  today in MD.   I found a section on Deer Creek that was loaded with shad, and got my annual shad fix for a few hours.  Caught fish every few casts in the misty rain this morning.  The fish were spread out though and a few other fishers had only sporatic takes this morning.  Maybe the shad have not decided to spawn yet or maybe they were holed up in a spot I found, or maybe, or maybe , or maybe.   I can tell you that I got my fill today!


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. 


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