Copyright 2013 James Marsh
Insects and other foods the trout
should be eating:
1. BWOs (Little BWOs)
2. Light Cahills
3. Cinnamon Caddis (mostly Abrams)
4. Eastern Pale Evening Duns
5. Little Short-horned Sedges
7. Green Sedges
8. Little Yellow Stoneflies
9. Golden Stoneflies
10. Slate Drakes
11. Little Green Stoneflies
Most available - Other types of food:
12. Sculpin, Minnows (Streamers)
13. Inch Worms
Hot Cicada Fly:
The next periodical cicada emergence, Brood II, will happen this year in Connecticut, Maryland,
North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia -- in fact, it's already begun.
And add Georgia to the list!
We sold out of Cicada flies about a month ago but now have more back in stock. This particular
one emerges only every 17 years. We have them in hook sizes 6 and 8. Trout, bass and about
everything that swims will make a good meal out off them.
Weather and Stream Conditions Forecast - Coming Week
Showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast for today. It will be a little cooler with a high in
Gatlinburg of only 81. There's an 80% chance of rain for today and a 50% for tonight.
That isn't a good forecast. The streams are already too high to safely wade and if we get much
more rain it will take some time for them to drop back down to safe wading levels. Little River is
current flowing at 723 cfs and Cataloochee Creek is at 187 cfs, both too high to safely wade.
Cataloochee is in better shape than any of them but that's subject to change within the next 24
hours. So far at least, the north end of the park hasn't received as much rain as the other areas.
The Oconaluftee River is flowing at 1480 cfs, which is very high, almost blown out. According to
the precipitation map, most of the park has received from 3/4 to 1 inch of rain during the past 24
hours. The problem is it has been raining for much longer than that. That will probably increase
as the day goes on.
Tuesday with be better, with a high near 86. Wednesday's high will be warmer, back to about 90
degrees with only a slight chance of rain.
Another cold front will pass on Thursday bringing about a 50 percent chance of showers and
thunderstorms again. It sounds a little strange to refer to the lows being brought about by cold
fronts but that's what they are called.
Chances of rain drop back down to only 10 percent for Friday. It should be sunny with a high of
only 83. Saturday and Sunday should also be mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 80's.
Friday and the weekend forecast is good. The big question for the weekend will be the extent of
rain we receive today and tonight and again on Thursday. If it turns out to be a low amount, it is
possible the streams may be near safe wading levels. In all honestly, it appears the odds are
better for them to remain high for the weekend. If your planning on fishing this weekend, cross
New Schedule of Daily
Mondays: Weather and Stream
Conditions Forecast - Coming Week
Tuesdays: Fly Fishing Strategies -
Which Flies To Use - Coming Week
Wednesday: Fishing Tales
Thursday: Smoky Mountains Fishing
Friday: Getting Started
Saturday: Fly Fishing School
Sunday: This Week's Featured Trout
More Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us with the dates you will be
fishing the park and we will send
you a list of our fly suggestions.
Please allow up to 24 hours for a
2. Call us at 800-594-4726 and we
will help you decide which flies you
3. Call or email us with a budget for
flies and we will select them and get
them to you in time for your trip.
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