Brandywine Creek State Park

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  1. Details: Wilson Run - Very Beginning of the Creek (Stocking Location)

    This is the literal beginning of Wilson Run and the actual source of the water that the creek is composed of, which flows over an artificial spillway from a containment ...more pond at the intersection of 92 & 100.

    There is public parking right at the intersection, and both sides of the "tunnel" where the creek runs under are stocked several times in April. Aside from the two main spots on Beaver Run and the lower location near the official entrance to the park, this location is perhaps the easiest spot to access in New Castle County for stocked trout. The spots near the 92/100 intersection are no more than a one minute walk from the small parking area and can be fished from the bank without having to get wet or dirty.

    First things first - this area of the run is *EXTREMELY NARROW* and full of creekside obstacles, leaving you with very little room for error if using spinning trout tackle. Widest point is literally right under where RT.92 crosses over the creek (an area with constant "natural" shade that the fish LOVE to chill under during the daytime) and that might be 12-14 feet wide at best. Can narrow all the way down to 4 feet or so.

    Unless you have waders or can cast EXTREMELY well side-handedly, I DO NOT recommend using rigs that either 1) Get jigged/bounced along the bottom on retrieval (rocks and heavy fallen tree branches) or 2) Anything that can considered an exposed-hook spinning lure, like a Rooster Tail or a Rapala Swimming Minnow, perhaps with the sole exception of Carolina-rigged worms/Trout Magnets with your hook point WELL-covered. There is vegetation running continuously alongside the banks of the creek minus only a few tiny spots, additionally there are low-hanging trees literally everywhere along the length of the entire run with even fewer exceptions.

    Those obstacles paired with large, unpredictable but guaranteed amounts of sunken branches and large rocks are why I STRONGLY advise keeping it simple with your setup and leaving any spinning lure that you truly value back at home or in your vehicle.

    I've been fishing here for 10 years and have learned through trial and error both what can net you your daily limit in an hour or less, and - more importantly - what will ABSOLUTELY NOT give you positive results. I won't man-splain trout tackle advice but this is my usual setup.

    ☆The shortest rod with the lightest action that you own. (5'-6' in length)
    ☆Berkley Powerbait, glittered & scented.
    ▪︎Colors that have worked best for me, in order:
    Brown/Hatchery, Chartreuse, Orange, Yellow.
    ☆Owner/Gamakatsu size 8,10,12 egg hooks.
    ☆Eagle Claw size 14 or 16 treble hooks (specifically for use with floating dough bait)
    ☆1/8 oz. casting weight, 8-16 inches of leader (use a bobber stopper to vary the floating height of your bait)
    ☆4lb-6lb test Fluorocarbon line
    ▪︎NOTE: DE Stocked Trout in ALL 7 locations rarely exceed 2lbs in weight, so there is no need to use mono/fluoro strong enough to land stripers and using any type of braid as your main line without a trout/fly tippet will give you a huge visibility disadvantage and more importantly will no doubt ensure the loss of your entire rig if you get caught on the bottom or perma-stuck in trees/vegetation.
    ☆Pro-Cure Trophy Trout Scent Gel, available at Dick's Sporting Goods 3 miles away on RT.202N

    My personal best at this spot on the run is 18.5", 2.4lbs on opening day a few years ago but on average you should expect fish between 8"-14", <1lb-1.6lbs.
    Enjoy yourself, and please take home what you brought in with you (that applies to both Trout and trash!)

    1. George Horvath 0
      Great post
  2. Largemouth bass from a local pond!! Wife's pink rod

    1. ohyouate1too 0
      Don't mess or joke about the pink rods! They usually kick ass
  3. Details: white Sucker

    Decent size sucker from small Creek

  4. Details: Brown Trout

    My wife's Catch!! Out fishing me like she always does!!

  5. Details: Largemouth Bass

    Caught on a trout hook with a night crawler

  6. Really need the warm weather to hurry up!! Want to wet some lines!!!!!!!

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