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Author: KenP Created: 7/15/2008 6:02 PM
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By KenP on 7/30/2014 12:32 PM

Spent some vaction time with my family on the Southern Outter Banks fishing the surf and bay.  Over the two weeks we had some changeable weather that had the surf pretty dirty and full of sargosum weed some days.  I did have an Emerald Isle slam on the last day.  One of each...pompano, flounder, spanish mackeral, spot, plus a snapper blue and too many pin fish to count.

I stopped by the White Clay yesterday and found it still looking like chocholate milk, after the stormy evening.  Not really fishable even with streamers.  I plan to revisit and post on my next outing.

Ken

By KenP on 7/28/2014 12:38 PM

The White Clay Creek was running very high and muddy today, the effects from overnight storminess.  Just not fishable today.

Ken

By KenP on 6/22/2014 9:40 AM

I tyed flies today as a representative of the White Clay Fly Fishers at the Delaware Museum of Natural History, while supporting their exhibit Bugs out of the box.  The exhibit also includes a beautiful display of flies tyed by club members shown with history and  substance.  Educational, interesting and artfully displayed is only part of the description of the offerng to the museum.  Of course, I was tying black buggers for the kids as their parents stared in awe.  I provided some casting instruction at the end of my session.   I will be at the museum again today from 12:30 till 2:30 demonstrating tying and casting for those of you that are interested in coming out.  The display will be available to those visiting the museum most of the summer. Worth a drop by. The museum is located just south of Centerville DE on Rt 52, (5 miles south of the intersection with Rt 1 in PA).& ... Read More »

By KenP on 6/22/2014 9:36 AM

I rarely fish in the afternoon, but had the opportunity to get out for a few hours today. The fish were chasing black ghost streamer(thx for the tip Ed O ) as well as biting a few green caddis klinkhammer style adults.  A few other fisher were on the White Clay Creek, a Delaware River today so I skipped past a few of the "better" pool and contimued to fish the riffley water with very good success.

Ken

By KenP on 6/9/2014 2:31 PM

Fished with Captn Frank and a new friend of the WCFF as we plowed into the DH section of the WCC.  The fish were cleartly not feeding and we all worked hard to catch the few that came to hand.  A grrn caddis adult resulted in the fish I landed today.

Ken

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.

Ken

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.

Ken

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.

Ken

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.

Ken

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.

Ken

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.

Ken

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.

Ken

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. 

Ken

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.

Ken

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..

Ken

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