09/9/11
Insects and other foods the trout may be eating:
1.    Blue-winged Olives (Little BWOs)
2.    Mahogany Duns
3.    Little Yellow Quills (
Heptagenia Group)
4.    Little Yellow Stoneflies
5.    Needle Stoneflies
6.    Slate Drakes
7.    Sculpin, Minnows (Streamers)
8.    Grasshoppers
9.    Ants (includes Flying Ants)
10.  Beetles
11.  Craneflies

Current Stream, Weather and Blasted Computer Conditions
Sorry I'm late posting this. That's been happening far to often but I have been having
computer problems that seemingly don't end. I use four different ones and as soon as
I get one fixed, there is another with problems.

I gave up getting local computer service companies to help. I left one for repairs at a
place I won't mention but probably should, and it took two weeks plus cost me dearly.
It wasn't the cost of the repairs, rather the cost of the delay. Another time I left one at
a computer repair store in Sevierville which was also late getting picked up but worse,
when I did, it wasn't fixed. The guys told me when I picked it up that they ran software
to take care of the viruses. I ask what viruses they were talking about and they
explained, they didn't know for sure, that the software fixed everything though. I
explained to them
that it had never been connected to the Internet. In other
words, how in _________ could it possibly have a virus. They went blank. When I got
it home, after paying about $75.00, I found the same problem still existed that I told
them about when I left it with them. That's why I do my own computer repairs this day
in time. I do a much better job even though I'm far from being a computer repairman. I
am better than the two companies that I have tried in Sevierville so far.

My recent problems are from viruses even though I have all the good stuff that's
suppose to find and fix them.

The water levels are continuously dropping and in good condition. I drove around
some of the stream yesterday on the Tennessee side of the park and most of them
can be safely waded. The Little Pigeon River is still a little high and swift.

The weather situation couldn't be any better. Cool nights and nice warm days are
prefect for both the angler and the fish. There's that small chance of rain everyday,
which is good. That helps keep the water levels up if we get on the lucky side of the
20% estimate. I suggest you give it a try this weekend, if you possible can.

Pigeon Forge is jammed packed because of the huge car show going on. It's
impossible to get up and down the main drag. Use the by-pass if you come into the
park from the Sevierville direction. It's actually best to always use the by-pass and
also the by-pass around Gatlinburg. You can drive from the Sevierville area to the
park making excellent time all the way except for a couple of blocks near the Spur.

Again, sorry this is short, but I am having a difficult time of getting our new Salmon
and Steelhead flies (over a hundred) finished and on-line with all the bugs in the
system. I'm almost finished but not there yet due to the virus problem which, by the
way, is on another computer. The fish are moving in the rivers from the Great Lakes
and the Pacific as I write this. You should buy the flies even if you don't fish for salmon
and steelhead. They are pretty flies. You could tell everyone you were a steelhead
angler by fishing at the mouth of any of the streams that drain into Cherokee Lake.
They are just rainbow trout that spend most of their life in the ocean or big lakes.  

I didn't have any time to fish in the park yesterday and it looks like I won't again today.
I hope you do.

Copyright 2011 James Marsh