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White Clay Creek

Tucked up in the very northwestern corner of Delaware at the Pennsylvania border is White Clay Creek, one of the better public trout streams in the state. A put-and-take water, White Clay Creek is stocked during March and April with brown and rainbow trout. From the border with Pennsylvania to 25 yards above the bridge at Chambers Rock Road, the creek is restricted to flyfishing only. At this time of year, the trout hold a little deeper in the cooler, shadowy depths. Green Weenies, small midges and Woolly Buggers are a good bet, but also take note of what insects are hatching. The caddis hatch is great. You can reach the creek from the north via Route 2 or from the south via Route 896 to Hopkins Road to Creek Road. Park at the Nature Center or at Chambers Rock Road and walk to the creek. Contact: White Clay Creek State Park (302-368-6900).