11/06/12

Insects and other foods the trout should be eating:
Hatching:
1.    BWOs (Little and baetis BWOs)
2.    Little Yellow Quills
3.    Needle Stoneflies

Most available/ Other types of food:
4.    Sculpin, Minnows (Streamers)
5.    Craneflies


Fly Fishing Strategies - Current Weather and Stream Conditions
I'm going to be a little on the short side this morning. I will be traveling part of the time during the
next few days and very busy when I'm not. In a nut shell, it is going to remain on the cool side for
the next three days but it will warm up again and be especially nice by this Veterans Day weekend.

Today is going to be mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. There's a 30 percent chance of rain. Rain
is likely tonight. The odds go up to 70%. The low should be around 38 degrees in Gatlinburg.

Rain is likely again on Wednesday with a 60% chance for the morning but it should clear up before
the day is over. The high will be near 50 degrees. The low Wednesday night should be near 35
degrees. The rain should end with a total accumulation of maybe a half inch. My guess is that in
the park there will be much more snow that rain. I'm not sure it will reach back up to three foot
depth on Mt. LeConte again, but it will snow some more in the higher elevations for sure.

Thursday should be mostly clear with a high near 52. The low Thursday nigh will be around 33 or
just above freezing in Gatlinburg. It will be much colder than that throughout most of the park. .

The Veterans Day weekend is looking good if the weather guys have it right. Friday, things are
going to change. It should be sunny with a high reaching up to 62 degrees. The low Friday night
will be a little warmer than previous nights. Saturday's high in Gatlinburg should reach a warm 65
degrees. Veterans Day should also be nice and sunny with a high near 66.

If the rain forecast is close to right the streams of the Smokies should remain in excellent condition.
They are currently about as perfect as they could possible be for this time of the year. An added
half inch of rain in the lower elevations and more snow in the higher mountains should keep them
that way.

Tomorrow, I will continue with our suggested fly fishing strategies.
Copyright 2012 James Marsh