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Author: KenP Created: 7/15/2008 6:02 PM
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By KenP on 5/5/2014 9:35 AM

Spent the early morning fishing Deer Creek in MD for shad.  I do this every year while the trout streams in our area get "begining of the season" pressure.  The water is slowly receeding from the early week flooding and although the creek was running faster than I would normally feel safe, the fish draw me to the creek.  This fishing is good practice for hook setting, as the shad are light biters.  They also jump and are very fair game for a light weight rod.  Time to do it before they head back out to sea.


By KenP on 5/2/2014 11:39 AM

I can't remember when the trout fishing on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in the PA Preserve has been this good.  Seems like the stocking has made our home water as good as any western river.  Some of the trout today were trophy size and they are biting a combination of caddis nymphs, crane fly larvae and midges.  Just a note.  I caught a few crane fly larvae this past week and to my surprise they were not tan with brown heads, but vary dark gray with black heads.  A few minutes at the tying vise filled my box with the "newer" version and I actually caught two nice browns on the new version today.


By KenP on 4/2/2014 4:10 PM

Picked up almost a 1/2 bag of litter on the stream bank today while I fished before the rain chased me off the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in PA today.  The footpints along the bank indicate that the weekenders were in good numbers and the trout were a bit spooky today.  But thanks to the grey ghost streamer in size 10, I was able to have a successful catch today.  Fished a number of flies provided to me by my friend Sean O'D that he tied exclusively from a goose skin.  No luck today, but I took one trout yesterday on an emerger pattern he tied.


By KenP on 4/1/2014 4:06 PM

The caddis were hatching today and the trout showed no interest in the hatching dries, but did want to eat the nymph/emerger, which they did most of the morning.  I hate to report that in just three days since opening of the season the trash in the parking lot has begun to accumulate.  The wawa coffee cups and the leader  envelop and our newport smoker is back fishing this year too.  It is so disturbing to see how much trash was in the parking pull off and on the stream in just two days.  No wonder why I pray for the shad to be in so I don't see this mess early in the season.


By KenP on 3/26/2014 2:48 PM

The White Clay Creek was a winter wonderland this afternoon...actually it was just plain cold, and the fish were not very cooperative either.  Saw a nice bunch of fish but was only able to catch one, on a beaver nymph fished right on the bottom.  I used a 6 wt rod today and I was under matched to the wind.  Maybe I will see you on Sat opening day on the Ocotoro Creek at the WCFF first outing.


By KenP on 3/24/2014 4:58 PM

Plenty of fish were showing today and the streamer fished with a down and across presentation was the ticket.  Sz 12 edson tiger dark was the streamer of choice, although a few fish were landed on a gray ghost sz 10.


By KenP on 3/20/2014 2:57 PM

You only have days like this very rarely as the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in PA gave up all its secrets today.  The fish were very hungary and tasted every fly that was presented.  Too bad I didn't have a nooby with me today as it would have been a great outing for a begining fisher.


By KenP on 3/18/2014 11:00 AM

The water on the White Clay Creek is still running cold at 40 degrees but the fish were feeding on midges today.  Both a sz 20 zebra midge an a white clay creek midge size 18 were attractive to the browns today. 


By KenP on 3/11/2014 4:05 PM

Will Milliken will be presenting his talk on entamology in the WCC tonight at the London Tract Meeting House at the junction of London Tract and SouthMill Rds at 7:00 pm....thats tonight.  Will is very knowledgeable and his presentation is choked full of good info about the bugs and flies that imitate them.  Open to the public.  You should think about joining the White Clay Fly Fishers if you come out, and take advantage of all the opportunities to meet some nice people who are members and plan to fish outings planned for this spring.


By KenP on 3/11/2014 3:59 PM

The nice weather early in the season seems to find extra fishers on the stream and by the looks of the London tract parking lot too many cars meant I would have to find another spot to fish today.  I tried the Sharpless Rd location but it too had fishers and dogs on the creek.

Maybe tomorrow will provide a better opportunity.  I hope the fishing was great for those out today.  I would love to hear about some other success. flies, or good info..


By KenP on 3/10/2014 3:53 PM

Spent part of the morning loading and unloading library materials and got a chance to fish mid day.  The edges were slippery from the snow melt and after the last outing I was extra careful getting in and out of the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in PA south of Good Hope Rd.  I fished the rock pile half way to London Tract Road and had a pretty good day drifting eggs and midges under a dry fly.  The fish were stacked up and feeding on something smaller than my capture netting.  The water was 41 degrees and the fish caught were very healthy and brightly colored.


By KenP on 3/6/2014 12:52 PM

The fishing was good today.  I had four fish in the first 20 minutes fishing under the Good Hope Rd bridge and the pool below.  I continued to fish down to the big rock and landed at least three more fish before I took a header, got rather wet and walked back to the car, pretty embarrased. Granted no one was there to see me, but i was not happy with my performance.  I am the guy who always preaches being careful and using precaution, and today I was careless.


By KenP on 2/13/2014 3:31 PM

Yup, the blog continues to be hacked.  I guess the hacker is a crappy fisher and is taking it out here.  Be that as it may,I continue to work to keep it current.   The White Clay Creek in PA is scheduled to be stocked by the state on Feb 20.  If  you want to help be at the Good Hope Road bridge at 2:30.  Help is always appreciated.  Todays snow will hamper my fishing for the next few days as the parking pull outs may be hard to find at the regulars spots. I plan to take a walk to the Big Elk tomorrow and see how that section of the creek is handling this dusting we had today.  I hope you will visit my new site  It is the site for the newly established business that I openned on Jan 21st this year.  Custom rods and rod rep ... Read More »

By KenP on 2/10/2014 3:28 PM

I walked the creek today just looking for fish.  I am scheduled for a medical procedure in the next few days and I was trying to get the kinks out before I go under for some needed juice injections.  The ice really comes back fast aftr these cold night and the fish use those edges hiding just under the icy growth.  with the lack of pressure on the fish this winter fishing should be spectacular this spring. 


By KenP on 2/3/2014 3:24 PM

Fished the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River in PA today.  Ice was almost all gone in the creek and on the rocks.  It is aufully difficult to find a safe edge to wade into as the snow hides it.  The fish were podded up at the rock point half way to dwon from geed hope rod.  I saw a few new footprints so I know that some other fishers are taking the opportunity to fish the creek this winter.  Good luck....I caught one nice rainbow and a bracwe of browns all on a zebra midge sz 20 below a caddis dry.


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