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Author: KenP Created: 7/15/2008 6:02 PM
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By KenP on 6/27/2013 8:03 PM

I am still teaching classes for those of you interested in casting or rod building.  Just give me a call and I will be more than happy to get you on a mutually agreed upon schedule.Thx again for all the positive feedback I am receiving from the site.

Ken

By KenP on 6/27/2013 7:59 PM

The fish on the White Clay CreeK, a Delaware River in DE and PA were more than willing to bite a fly today.  I fished my favorite stretch below London Tract Rd bridge.  Fish moved to almost every fly I presented and although they refused a few , they moved to eat it, and that is rewarding.  The high stained water was back to clear and normal flow with water temp 68 at 7:45 am this morning.  A nice hatch of midges was on but the fish ate all nymphs presented on the bottom today.

Ken

By KenP on 6/26/2013 11:26 AM

I am always amazed at how fast the White Clay Creek recovers from heavy rain and the resulting run off.  Yesterday you couldn't see 6 inches into the water and today the flow was back to normal and pretty clear conditions returned.  The fish moved back into some feeding positions below the riffles which I was able to take advantage of.  The best fly today was a red and tan san juan worm and a hares ear nymph.  The groundwater run off has raised the water temp to 68 degrees. 

Ken

By KenP on 6/25/2013 1:21 PM

The White Clay Creek , a delaware rive in pa saw a lot of run off from the overnight rain.  A cross between dark tea and chocolate milk.  I fished the edges with an large streamer with little results.  Only one rainbow was landed and the rest of the trip today saw me picking up trash on the walk out.  I hope the conditions improve tomorrow, as the forecast is for more thundershowers tonight.

Ken

By KenP on 6/24/2013 7:02 PM

Thanks to all of you who have been providing feedback on success in the White Clay Creek and on your fishing outings abroad.  It's good to hear that the golden retriever is such a super fishing fly around the country.  The pattern is on the site under the tab fly tying and fly tying kits, so you can tie your own or contact me to tie a dozen for you. Keep those fishing reports coming!

Ken

By KenP on 6/24/2013 6:56 PM

Got chased off the White Clay Creek in PA this afternoon by the thunderstorm.  Before it hit I was able to catch a brace of browns and release a number of sunfish today in the section of the creek below Good Hope Road.  The humidity was high and the low pressure had a few fish turned on, Water temp was 65 degrees today and is expected to be affected both positively and negatively by the heat wave predicted and run off from the showers.  More tomorrow as I get back into my morning fihsing routine.

Ken

By KenP on 6/22/2013 6:49 PM

Spent a week fishing the Salmon River in Pulaski NY with the White Clay Fly Fishers.  This annual event, this year moved to June was a tremendous success.  All the Fishers were catching small mouth bass, fall fish, skamania steelhead and atlantic salmon smolt.  The best bass were in the 3 lb range and the steelhead were about 6 lbs.  The best feature was the lack of fishing pressure on the river.  You may know the Salmon River is known for its fall salmon run and winter steelhead catch.  But in the summer there is almost no pressure on the river for days.  I fished the upper fly stretch for 5 hours without seeing another angler.  That's a wow for me.  Hope you all haven't missed my not blogging about the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in DE and PA to much over the last 8 weeks.  I took the opportunity to accept wonderful fishing venue invitations this year.  I w ... Read More »

WCC

By KenP on 6/12/2013 12:15 PM

The White Clay Creek is just recovering from the weekend and Monday deluge that had the flow and turbidity off the charts.  The trout were cooperating and onto a PT sz 16 and black midge sz 22 dropper combo this morning. Mostly browns with one rainbow.  Some trash has accumulated on the stream banks and I collected some on my walk out.  It'll take a few more trips to get rid of the rest.  The high fast water has scoured a few of the silty areas and depositied it down stream somewhere.   Water temp was 68 degrees this morning. I hope to get out again before the week is out.

Ken

By KenP on 6/5/2013 12:12 PM

Spent the last few days fishing the NC beach near Kitty Hawk.  Found speckled trout in the grass beds of the bay and bottom fish plus a red fish in the surf.  Used my mole crab on steroids imitation to catch that 24" 8 lb redfish in the surf.  All the sea mullet(bay whiting/kingfish) fell for it too.  I have been delevloping that pattern for the last 35 years as a pompano fly, but it just works when jigged through the surf. The speckled trout took a gold and olive clouser fished along the grass edges.  A fun week for sure.

Ken

By KenP on 5/31/2013 3:56 PM

Spent the last 10 days fishing the South Holston River near Bristol TN.  The river was running high from heavy daily rain (of 2" per hour some days)  and dam generation every day that had the flow running 2200 cfs.  The high water eliminated a lot of areas where I normally could wade and the result was nominal areas from the bank for fishing. Really needed a float boat to fish the normal runs.  Even with all the high water problems my fatherinlaw and I were able to land a few wild browns on comparadun sulfur imitations and sulfur emergers.  It was really difficult to get a nymph to the bottom with such high flows, so we concentrated on nice flat stretches floating dries.  Did fish the WCC yesterday morning and can report water temp at 62 degrees and the rainbows I caught were all jumpers!

Ken

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.

Ken

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.

Ken

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.

Ken

WCC

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.

Ken

PA

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.

Ken

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