02/22/10
Insects and other foods the trout may be eating:
1.   Blue-winged Olives
2.   Little Black Winter Stoneflies
3.   Streamers - matching sculpin, baitfish and small crayfish
4.   Midges

Destinations: Big Gunpowder Falls River, Maryland
We are continuing to get more streams added to our Perfect Fly website stream
section. The latest addition is the Big Gunpowder Falls River in Maryland. This
stream was like many of our local streams in the area of the Smokies prior to the
construction of Prettyboy Dam. It was strictly a warm water fishery. Concerned
anglers were able to get the authorities to keep a steady minimum release of water
that enabled the fishery to sustain a good population of wild brown trout in the
upper section of the river. Check out
Big Gunpowder Falls River, Maryland.

Weather/Stream Conditions:
The weather is going to remain nice and warm today. It is suppose to reach a high
of 56 degrees in Gatlinburg. There has been some local showers that as far as I
can determine this early morning, haven't dropped very much rain so far. The
streams are rising but not very much. The forecast is for the chances of more rain
to drop down to only a 20% for most of today and tonight.

The problem with the water has been the melting snow, as I have mentioned the
past two days. There's still a lot of it that is continuing to melt and keep the water
cold. I tested more gear yesterday but didn't do any fishing as such. I did carry a
thermometer and measured the water temperature of the Little Pigeon River at 40
degrees. There are predictions of nightly lows back down in the twenties beginning
tomorrow night. That will hold off any major hatches but the fish should continue to
cooperate.