03/11/13

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
If you can fish today, you better do it. A fairly strong front is moving in and if the forecast is right, it could
drop enough rain to raise the water levels significantly. One site predicts about an inch and a half for today
and tonight and about a half inch for tomorrow morning.

If the predictions are like those for the last front, they will be completely worthless. They are usually fairly
accurate but at times I can get a better forecast from Biddie, our child dog. I'm afraid it will be another wait
and see deal.

I think we're in for high water levels, too high to wade for at least two or three days. There are no other
fronts on the map that should show up anytime soon,
so I think this coming weekend should be fine.

The high temperatures we experienced over the weekend were great but don't expect that for the next two or
three days. Actually, I'm glad to see them drop because the unusually warm weather isn't good for the
overall state of the aquatic insects. Last year's unusually warm weather fouled up the hatches for months.
We should have more normal conditions near the end of this week with highs in the fifties and low sixties and
lows near freezing. By this weekend the temperatures should be back in the low sixties.

Today will be breezy with gusts as high as 35 mph with rain beginning this afternoon around 3:00 PM.
The rain should continue until  tomorrow morning. The high Tuesday will be about 53 with a low that night of
31. Wednesday's high should be about 47 with a low that night of 26. Thursday's high should be about 51
with a low that night of 32.

I expect the streams to be high during on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Hopefully, by Friday they will
be back near normal. Cold high water will certainly lower the catches of those who use a one-track approach
to their fishing, so if you plan on fishing the middle of this week, you better change your strategy to match
the conditions.

The high Friday should be near 61 with a slight chance of showers. The low Friday night should be a more
reasonable 42. A slight chance of showers will continue for Saturday (which if accurate will be a good thing
because of the cloud cover and low pressure) with a high temperature of 64 and a low of 42. These are
good, normal conditions that I hope turn out to be right. Sunday will be a slight increase in the chance of rain
(30%) with a high of 61.

By tomorrow morning, we will have a better picture of the amount of rain we will get from the approaching low.
Copyright 2013 James Marsh
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