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By KenP on 12/28/2013 12:53 PM

Spent the holiday with my inlaws in WV Terra Alta near Oakland MD south of Deep Creek Lake and fished the Yough for brown trout.  The weather was cold and snowy but the fish were cooperating and I was able to land a brace of browns on two consecutive days.


By KenP on 12/23/2013 11:39 AM

Beat the rain this morning and found a number of browns stacked up in a pool in my favorite stretch of the White Clay Creel, a Delaware River in PA today. These browns were hitting the wet flies I was drifting in a competative style.  Never left the pool all morning.  It was a blast...almost too easy.


By KenP on 12/15/2013 11:36 AM

Walked the creek in the snow and looked for fish that were set up outside the icy areas.  Was able to bring one to hand, a brown caught on a zebra midge with a crystal bead head.  There were a good number of trout showing themselves, just not willing to bite today. BTW, the anchor isce on the edges and the rocks are very sharp and will cut a fly line stripped against it.  Also very slippery.


By KenP on 12/9/2013 7:23 PM

I first want to apologize to those of you that have been following the blog regularly.  I have been able to resolve the issues created by a hacker since early November.  I will try to catch you up in this blog.

I spent a week before Thanksgiving on the Salmon River fishing in the snow and 10 degree weather with my friends Tom P, Barb B, and Leah G.  The steelheading was slow and the group did manage a few nice fish in the 8-9 lb class.  I managed 10 inches of fish in four days. Very tough going for me.

I have had 4 outings on the White Clay Creek since t-day and found the water to be low and clear.  I found a mix of rainbows and carp hanging around the  Hopkins Rd bridge in Delaware and was able to land a 16 inch trout from that bunch.  I also snag land ... Read More »

By KenP on 11/4/2013 1:02 PM

The air temp was 28 and the water temp 47 this morning on the White Clay Creek in the PA Preserve.  The fish were hiding today and I was only able to fool one brown out of the rocks.  The cold chased me off the stream in just a few hours today. 


By KenP on 10/31/2013 12:58 PM

I fished the upper section above the island in the Delaware fly fishing section of the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River, today.  I was able to catch a white clay slam, a brook a brown a rainbow and a fall fish!!!!! The cooler overnight temp have slowed the fish down slightly and although I had a good day catching, the strikes were very subtle today.



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.


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.



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.


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.



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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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