03/04/13

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







Weather and Stream Conditions Forecast - Coming Week
It is 24 degrees in Gatlinburg at 5:00 AM this Monday morning; however, the temperature should reach 50
degrees before the day is over. You can probably guess the reason for that. There's another warm front
moving in with a 50% chance that rain will start falling about midnight tonight. The low will only be 39, a very
welcome forecast.

There's a 100% chance it will rain on Tuesday with a high of about 54. Sounds good until you notice they
are predicted rain and snow (80%) for Tuesday night, with a low of 29.  The high Wednesday will only be
about 37 with an 80% chance of snow showers. Twenty-five mph wind won't make it very pleasant. The low
Wednesday night should be 31.

Thursday should begin a trend that will turn things around for at least a few days with a high of 48 and a low
that night of 29. Friday's high should be about 55 with a low that night of 32.
This is a little slower of a
warming trend than they were predicting a week ago, so I don't expect the water temperature to
be out of the forties until Saturday afternoon and that will probably only be in the very lowest
elevations trout exist
. Melting snow in the high elevations could change that prediction very easily. The
high Saturday should reach 60 with a low that night of 38. The high Sunday is predicted to reach 61. There
could be some nice hatches taking place Sunday afternoon.

This isn't quite as good as the forecast of a week ago and the aquatic insect hatches won't be quite up to
what I expected a week ago but unless the forecast is off, you can plan of some, if not most of the above
insects hatching in the lower elevations.
This doesn't mean you should catch more trout than you can
from the cold water if you know what your doing. It simply means the hatches and conditions for
dry fly fishing may improve.

The tailwater release situation is looking much better for the nearby "part time fisheries". That's what I call
Southern tailwaters. I don't mean that in a derogatory sense. As any tailwater angler knows, It is just a fact
the fishing conditions depends largely on the release of water. I thought you may enjoy our new trailer for
"Fly Fishing for Trout in Tailwaters DVD.
The DVD has over 30 tailwaters from all sections of the nation
shown.  
Copyright 2013 James Marsh
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