11/25/13

Insects and other foods the trout
should be eating:

Hatching:
1.     Blue-winged Olives
2.     Little Yellow Quills
3.     Great Autumn Brown Sedges
4.     Needle Stoneflies
5.     Midges

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




A Very Interesting Month Ahead
I guess we will be moving around Pigeon Forge on the back roads for the next week.
Actually, we will be doing that for the next month. Thanksgiving through New Years
Day is prime time for Pigeon Forge. Pigeon Forge is a giant shopping center.
Everywhere you look you will be able to see hundreds, if not thousands, of Xmas
lights and decorations that will make you feel like your the lead reindeer in Santa's
herd headed down from the north pole with the weather headed our way. There
are more Santa Clauses in Pigeon Forge than there are people in most Tennessee
towns.

We will have to drive an extra two miles to get to Walmart without sitting in traffic. I go
there only because I don't have to use one of those plastic Value Cards that I can't
keep up with - those cards that keeps you from being overcharged like all the tourist.

Our air pollution consist of airborne particles of powder sugar. There's enough of it
floating around to supply enough short chain calories to fuel the United State Army
for a month. There are enough pancakes being cooked to increase the per capita
body weight of all visitors at least five pounds.

Pigeon Forge is the obese center of the World. It only ranks second to
Gatlinburg. There are more pancake houses in PF than grocery stores in Nashville.
At least they are not empty like those in Townsend.  It doesn't look like an old mining
town. We do have Gorillas on top of high rise buildings, ships where there is no
water, and a train station that goes through the woods in a circle.


Weather and Stream Conditions Forecast - Coming Week
We also have a very interesting week ahead in the Great Smoky Mountains National
Park. Although the weather forecast shows very little accumulation of snow, my
James Marsh end stinks and tells me I may need to get out my snowshoes.

Stream levels: Look for them to change and maybe (and I said Maybe, not Surely)
change more than we would like for them to change. Currently, Little River is
flowing at 139 cfs and although it rose a little from the recent sprinkles of rain, it is
still low. So is the Oconaluftee River and Cataloochee Creek.

Right now, here in Dollyland, it is 27 degrees. The highs will be in the low forties for
the next few days. The lows will be in the low thirties.

Tonight, rain is likely, possibly mixed with sleet. The chance of precipitation is 100%
and my friends, when the national weather service says that, it rains. They say little
or no snow accumulation expected. They say that because if it snows only four or
five inches, it is still only a little accumulation.

More rain is forecast for Tuesday. They say the chance of precipitation is 100%.
Tuesday Night it will rain and snow. Chance of precipitation is 100%.

Wednesday, snow is likely, then a chance of rain and snow. In case your confused,
that means it might rain and it might snow.

Sidebar Note from the Perfect Fly Fishing Journal:
Fishing in the cold weather is no problem if you dress right for it

Wednesday night is electric strip heater night. I haven't had the gas cut on yet. The
low will be around 17.

Thanksgiving Day will be sunny with a high near 38 and a low of about 23. It should
be an excellent fly fishing day, if your chasing steelhead on the Washington coast.

It is warming up for the weekend. The high will be near 47. Saturday's high temp
should be near 50. Sunday's high will be near 52. It looks like we are in for another
good weekend of fishing opportunities.

Saturday day is also Alabama D Day and if you don't know what that means, your
either a sissy or a Yam Yankee.
Copyright 2013 James Marsh
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