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Author: KenP Created: 7/15/2008 6:02 PM
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By KenP on 10/30/2013 12:53 PM

The White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in DE and PA is located in the southernmost corner of Chester County in PA.With ample free parking at access points along the creek it is a idealic location for a fly fishing destination.  The fish have been very cooperative since the fall stocking.  I have been catching mostly browns with a few rainbows and some brookies that were stocked in the DE section, has made the fall a wonderful season.  Remember that some areas adjacent to the stream are open to hunting, so wear your hunters orange gear while fishing this fall.

Ken

By KenP on 10/25/2013 12:50 PM

Had an outstanding day fishing the White Clay Fly Fishers outing on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in the PA preserve today.  The browns were stacked up and they fell for a leaf hopper fished dry, and an edson tiger dark streamer .  This was the last outing of the year for the WCFF and we had a nice day with lunch and comeraderie.

Ken

WCC

By KenP on 10/21/2013 12:27 PM

Fished the WCC. a Delaware River in PA preserve this morning.  The fish were a bit skittish, but quite a few browns came to hand caught on leaf hopper dry flies and brown/black nondiscript nymph patterns.  The water temp was 58 degrees this morning at 8:00 am and was starting to be clogged with the leaf fall.  Remember that the trout use some of those leaf clogs as good overhead cover.  Drift your nymph or streamer under these snaggy spots and you will get surprized more times than not.

Ken

By KenP on 10/19/2013 2:17 PM

Spent the last week on the Salmon River in Pulaski NY fishing with my friend Tom P.  We had a good week fishing the upper fly zone, and the lower papermill sections of the river.  The fish were hot and fresh as they moved to spawn with hens making redds in the cobble.  Best fish was a 28 lb king (measured on a boccagrip).  The fish were breaking 14 lb test so we found that 17 lb tippet would hold them.  Hooked a lot of fish and lost a few dozen egg flies to those fish that were not landed.  The dozen fish landed were mostly kings, with a few coho mixed in.  Only one steelhead and one brown trout landed during the week.

Ken

Oct

By KenP on 10/1/2013 11:53 AM

Today the fish were feeding on the surface.  That combined with the first really heavy leaf litter made placing a dry fly a challenge.  I fished a leaf hopper size 14 for most of the morning.  The biggest fish today was a 17" rainbow that ate the leaf hopper fished in among the leaf litter that floated on the surface.  I also caught a nice rainbow that had a black wooly bugger still stuck in his tail fin.  Removed it and released that thankful trout.  More than a dozen fish caught today.  Pretty nice.

Ken

By KenP on 9/30/2013 10:07 AM

Spent the last few hours on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in PA this morning.  The water temp was 60 and the air temp a nice cool 54 degrees and the fish were hiding in the rocky areas.  I was able to convince two rainbows to hit a bead head olive emerger.  I changed flies about 50 times trying to get them interested in something else, but to no avail.

Ken

By KenP on 9/26/2013 10:04 PM

Fished streamers - black woolly, grey ghost, and edson tiger all morning and had a number of savage hits.  The fish know that the fall is here and they feed with ferosity every autumn.  The fishing is truely outstanding in the White Clay Creek in the DH zone right now.

Ken

By KenP on 9/17/2013 1:23 PM

The water temp was 62 degrees but the air temp was 50 this morning on the White Clay Creek a Delaware River in the PA section of the DH.  I was glad to have been wearing my fleece this morning. I fished above my favorite section of the creek and was able to catch two rainbows and a brown trout (above the London Tract Bridge).  I saw a number of fish in the pool below the chute that were not as cooperative.  Looks like fishing the clay will continue to be productive as the fish are still spread out throughout the preserve.

Ken

WCC

By KenP on 9/16/2013 1:20 PM

The White Clay Creek in the PA preserve continues to fish well into this fall season.  Rainbow and brown trout, fall fish and small mouth bass are all being caught in the delayed harvest section of the creek.  The trout were fooled with PT nymphs size 18 and white shenk minnow today.  The smallmouth all fell for a golden retriever sz 12 jigged on the retrieve.

Ken

By KenP on 9/13/2013 1:14 PM

Spent the last week fishing the low country of SC around the Hilton Head area for redfish.  The fish were mostly cooperative and I was able to catch fish in the 6-15 lb class on a number of flies.  Clousers in olive over white with copper flash were very productive as was my own one-eyed nothing crab/ shrimp inmitation.  I was able to find wading access in the marsh and along the beach from the SeaPines Plantation.

Ken

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

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