07/11/13

Insects and other foods the trout
should be eating:
Hatching:
1.     BWOs (eastern BWOs)
2.     Cream Cahills
3.     Cinnamon Caddis
4.     Little Yellow Stoneflies
5.     Golden Stoneflies
6.     Slate Drakes
7.     Little Green Stoneflies
Most available - Other types of food:
8.     Sculpin, Minnows (Streamers)
9.      Inch Worms
10.   Grasshoppers
11.   Ants
12.   Beetles





Smoky Mountains Fishing Report
At this time, early this Thursday morning, all the streams in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are still too
high to offer any decent opportunities for fly fishing. All of the major streams are too high too safely wade. It is
possible to find a small headwater stream that you may be able to wade, but it depends on whether or not it
received much rain during the last day or two. Some of the headwater streams have and some haven't.

The good news is we only have one more day within the next six days that the National Weather Service says
the odds for thunderstorms and rainfall will be over 50% and that's today. The are showing a 60% chance for
the Gatlinburg area for today and tonight. For Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the chances of rain are only
about 20%.  Even if the major streams don't get another heavy dose of water today or tonight, the odds of
them falling back down to wadable levels by Saturday are still not very good. By Sunday, some of them may be
safe to wade.

The best bet for Saturday would probably be the smaller streams in the higher elevations. My guess is that at
least some of them should be low enough to fish by Saturday. In other words, I think the odds for being able to
fish this weekend are better than they have been in what seems like a long time; however, if you have the
opportunity, the first of next week looks like it will be your best opportunity for fly fishing the park.
Copyright 2013 James Marsh
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