10/24/13

Insects and other foods the trout
should be eating:
Hatching:
1.     Slate Drakes
2.     Little Yellow Stoneflies
3.     Needle Stoneflies
4.     Mahogany Duns
5.     Little Yellow Quills
6.     Great Autumn Brown Sedges
7.     Blue-winged Olives

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





Fly Fishing Strategies & Weather/Stream Conditions Update
It will be a little colder for the next couple of days than it has been so far this Fall.
Today's high in Gatlinburg will be around 52 and tomorrow about 50. Friday night
will drop down to about 26, so the water will take some time to warm up for your  
Saturday trip. The high for Saturday will go up to about 57 but it will be the middle
of the afternoon before the water gets out of the forties, even in the lower
elevations. The low Saturday night won't be near as cold or about 39 degrees.

Sunday will be a better fishing day water temperature wise. The middle and high
elevations will be tough to fish Saturday and Sunday. Next week, the weather will
be warming back up some and much better conditions for the higher elevations. I
suggest you stick with the lower elevations this weekend.

The lower water temperatures will kick the brown trout pre-spawn activity into high
gear and some will probably go into the full spawning mode within the next few
days. As far as I can determine, the spawn cycle is right on time this year. I hope
the water levels stay in good condition for the next month.

If your fishing during the next two or three days, the colder water won't necessarily
mean you can't catch plenty of trout. It does mean you will need to use some
different tactics and methods of fishing. The fish won't be holding in current the
majority of the time. They may feed some in the current during the middle of the
afternoon but if the water temps are below fifty, you will be much better off
ignoring the surface action. The same methods of fishing the ripples and runs you
have used for most of the year
won't work well at all.

Slow down and fish the slack current areas, pockets and slow sides of the current
seams. Keep in mind the fish can and will hold out of the direct current
below
faster moving water behind rocks and boulders and in holes down on the bottom
of the stream. The low water levels will be tough to high stick in most situations but
you may find some suitable areas for it.
You have to put your fly where the
trout are holding. That's the key to fishing the colder water.

The first of next week, things will be much different and dry fly fishing should pick
back up.
Copyright 2013 James Marsh
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