04/08/13

Insects and other foods the trout
should be eating:
Hatching:
1.    BWOs (Little BWOs
2.    Little Brown Stoneflies
3.    Quill Gordons
4.    Blue Quills
5.    Little Black Caddis
6.    Hendricksons/Red Quills
7.    Little Short-horned Sedges
8.    American March Browns

Most available - Other types of food:
9.    Sculpin, Minnows (Streamers)







Weather and Stream Conditions Forecast - Coming Week
This coming week's weather is going to be much, much warmer. In fact, it's going to be unseasonably warm
for the next few days. The low last night in Gatlinburg went down only to the mid fifties. The much higher
than normal nightly low temperatures will make a huge difference in the daily high water temperatures. They
are going to be much higher than normal during the first part of this coming week. The resulting warmer than
normal water will bring about some huge hatches for a short time span but it won't do the aquatic insects any
good in the long run. The heavy hatches the unseasonably warm weather brings about are always followed
by sparse,  sporadic hatches when things return to normal. It tends to shorten the duration of the hatches
making them come and go faster than normal. If the long range forecast is correct, the weather should
return to a more normal pattern by this weekend and continuing on into next week.

The warm weather this week will also cause a different kind of problems for anglers called multiple hatches.
This can result in lower than expected success if it isn't handled the right way. One added benefit is the
warm weather is going to make anglers much more comfortable. It's going to feel more like early Summer
than early Spring.

The only other possible problem with the weather will be the front moving through on Thursday. As of right
now, all three weather sites are predicting only about a half inch of precipitation but that's always subject to
change. The streams are just now getting back down to decent wading levels and I hope the forecast is
right. A total of a half inch of rain the week would be just great.

Here's a run down of the forecast for the coming week. Today's high will be near 75 with wind gusts as high
as 25 mph. The low tonight will be about 51. Tuesday's high will be near 80 with a low that night around 55.
Wednesday's high will be near 78. The low that night
will only go down to 59. That's going to bring about
very high, unseasonable warm water temperatures during the first part of the week but things will return to
more normal seasonable temperatures near the end of the week.

Thursday and Thursday night, showers and thunderstorms are likely. Thursday's high should be near 69
with a low of about 49. Chance of precipitation will be about 80%. Friday will be much cooler with a high near
62 with a remaining chance of precipitation of about 50%. The low Friday night will be about 41.

Saturday's high should be near 66 with a low that night of about 43. Sunday's high should be near 69.
Copyright 2013 James Marsh
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