Insects and other foods the trout
should be eating:
1. BWOs (Little BWOs)
3. Little Winter Stoneflies
4. Little Brown Stoneflies
5. Quill Gordons
6. Blue Quills
7. Little Black Caddis
Most available - Other types of food:
8. Sculpin, Minnows (Streamers)
Smoky Mountains Fishing Report
I have very little to report for fishing that took place in the park this past week. For one reason, I was out of
town from Wednesday through Saturday. I do know one customer and friends spent the weekend camping
on Hazel Creek. Considering the weather, that was brave to say the least. It was very cold and snowing last
Saturday. They didn't do very well with the fishing, but they did report that they enjoyed the adventure.
That reminds me of the time when my buddy and I camped out one cold winter night. I think we were about
14 years old at the time. Only one detail still stands out in my mind. When we got up the next morning, trying
to get a fire going to cook some warm breakfast, I tried to pick my army blanket up off the ground to wrap
around me. It was stuck to the ground. It was almost frozen. I had to yank on it to get it loose. We didn't have
goose down sleeping bags. A couple of army blankets were about the most sophisticated things I owned for
camping. They worked better than mother's quilts.
I haven't been across the mountain on the North Carolina side of the park since the #441 road washed out.
Until the repair work is finished, it's certainly going to make a difference in the fishing habits of many anglers
on both sides of the park. It's a long way around the park, otherwise.
I did drive into the park a couple of times during the past week but I didn't fish any. I was trying to see what
was happening in the way of insects but didn't discover anything worth writing about. A quick trip to the
Miami Boat Show and back last week managed to accomplish one thing - a head cold.
Here's a new trailer for Small Stream Brown Trout.
Copyright 2013 James Marsh
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