01/31/13

Insects and other foods the trout
should be eating:
Hatching:
1.    BWOs (Little BWOs)
2.    Midges
3.    Little Winter Stoneflies

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



Smoky Mountains Fishing Report

I don't have one.

I wondered about this situation when I decided to do a weekly fishing report. I also wonder what I am going to
do when the hatches begin and the streams are crowded with anglers catching trout. I can just see me
posting several great reports; everyone heading to the park the following weekend to get in on the action; the
weather and stream conditions changing; and the results being right the opposite of the reports. Actually,
that will probably be the most common situation.

The only decent day we had to fish (from an angler's standpoint) during the past week was Tuesday.
Tuesday was a beautiful day. It was also the day I had appointments to make in Knoxville. It seems like the
older I get, the more appointments I have to make. On second thought, that's probably better than the
alternative. Some of you may be too young to fully understand that.

Yesterday, was a warm, springlike day, but considering the wind forecast and severe storm potential, it wasn't
exactly a good day to be standing in a stream in the park. In fact, that would have been impossible due to the
rapidly rising water. The closest thing to bad weather we got in Pigeon Forge was a little noise from distant
thunder. That wasn't the situation for many, especially many who live in Georgia and other areas that did get
hit with severe storms.

During the previous days, we not only had high water conditions, we had cold, high water conditions. That's
not a good combination. The low one night was 14 degrees, the next night 17 degrees, etc., etc.

The only good fishing report I have is that anglers are certainly planning on fishing this year. They are
ordering flies like they are going to be in short supply.
Copyright 2013 James Marsh
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