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Author: KenP Created: 7/15/2008 6:02 PM
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By KenP on 8/25/2013 4:13 PM

Receive a number of reports from fishers working the DE fly fishing section as well as the creek below Hopkins Road.  Everyone is reporting catching fish.  Many of the reports indicated brown trout being  caught on PT nymphs and small white streamers.  Ed O'D reported that the green weenie is still productive for both trout and panfish.  Art C reported catching a good sized (5 lb.) carp near the Hopkins road bridge.  Two reports from a member of the WCFF indicated that the fishing in the Brandywine has also been "very good" with a mixed bag of fish being caught on nymph and midge dropper rigs.  One report from a MD fisher that the Big Elk is loaded with panfish.

Ken

DH

By KenP on 8/22/2013 4:03 PM

Fished my favorite section of the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in the PA preserve below London tract bridge this morning.  The fishing was outstanding with a number of browns, rainbows and pan fish taken on a beaver nymph, glass bead midge dropper setup.  The water temp was 66 this morning. Conditions on the creek have kept it holding a good number of fish while putting a smile on my face every time out.  Put in some time on the WCC and you will also be rewarded .

Ken

By KenP on 8/19/2013 11:00 AM

I have been working the top of DE flyfishing section and the rocky section extending into the PA preserve. It  was been productive for small mouth bass today and continues to produce some bass in the "mid teens" in length..  A lot of them have been hitting a beaver nymph dead drifted along the rocky ledges.  A brace of browns was fooled by a grey ghost streamer size 4.  Water temp was 67 degrees this morning at 7:30 am. 

Ken

PA

By KenP on 8/13/2013 3:58 PM

Water temp was 68 degrees this morning and the fish in the Delayed Harvest section of the White Clay Creek in the PA preerve were interested in almost any nymph fished on the bottom.  Mostly browns caught and a few red eyed rock mixed in.

Ken

By KenP on 8/5/2013 9:36 AM

I am surprised that the White Clay Creek. a Delaware River in PA has been so turbid after small storms this past week.  I fished a shiney streamer today and found a few small mouth bass interested.  If you want to feel where the stream is fed by springs, now is the time to wet wade.  You'll find them rather easily.  The White Clay Fly fishers have a fun outing this Sat at Hybernia Park in  Coatesville.  Stop by and join us for a day on Chambers Lake.

Ken

WCC

By KenP on 8/1/2013 10:10 AM

Got caught in the downpour this morning on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in PA.  I haven't been out for the last two weeks due to family vacation in NC, so I was really just trying to get a look at the summerlike conditions of the creek.  I am prone to avoid targetting trout in the dog days, so I trucked to the PA/DE line to search the rocky locations there for smallies.  After a good soaking I can only comment that I saw a number of fish landing only one small bass.  Back to regular daily fishing on the creek now that I am home, so watch for the reports.

Ken

NC

By KenP on 7/31/2013 10:06 AM

Spent the last two week vacationing on the southern NC coast fishing the beach and bay.  My mole crab fly was working just fine, and was responsible for a dozen pompano in the 2-3 lb class during the week.  It's hard to complain when you have 14 days of completely perfect weather when you are at the beach, but the gods were looking out for us this vacation.

Ken

By KenP on 7/9/2013 10:26 AM

Found the fishing to be dominated by a midge hatch today. Had to fish the WCC DH today with very small sz 24/26 black midges to take a fish.  No bite in those small hooks so I missed a lot of fish until I just decided to let them turn and hook themselves. Very techical fishing this morning.

Ken

By KenP on 7/8/2013 10:22 AM

Water levels have returned to normal seasonal flows on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in DE.  I fished the top of the DE ff only section today and found the smallies very eager to take a fly.  No trout in this outing, but a fun day catching bass and panfish.

Ken

By KenP on 7/3/2013 10:36 AM

The White Clay Creek in DE and PA has looked like mocha latte for the past three days.  The intermittent rain and associated runoff has kept the creek turbidity high and the flow inconsistant.  I hope the situation remedies itself so the upcoming extended holiday period will have some better conditions.

Ken

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

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