Insects and other foods the trout
should be eating:
1. BWOs (Little BWOs)
2. Giant Black Stoneflies
3. Light Cahills
4. Cinnamon Caddis (mostly Abrams)
5. Hendricksons/Red Quills
6. Little Short-horned Sedges
7. American March Browns
8. Eastern Green Drakes (Abrams)
9. Little Yellow Stoneflies
Most available - Other types of food:
10. Sculpin, Minnows (Streamers)
Weather and Stream Conditions - This Coming Week
At the current time, all the streams in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are blown out. The rain should
be ending this morning and most of the streams have already peaked and are falling. The North Carolina
side of the park got the most rain. The National Weather Service Precipitation map indicates the North
Carolina side of the park (from about the Appalachian Trail or Tennessee/North Carolina State Line to the
south) got between five and six inches of rain during the past 48 hours. Oconaluftee River is currently
flowing at 2600 cfs, a record for this date.
In most areas, the Tennessee side of the park received only about half of what the North Carolina side of
the park received. There are some small areas that received over 3 inches of rain during the past 48 hours
but the precipitation for most areas of the Tennessee side of the park ranged between 2 to 3 inches. Little
River is currently flowing at 1300 cfs.
There's a twenty to forty percent chance of showers and thunderstorms for the next week. It appears to be
more of a summertime rainfall pattern although the predicted temperatures don't exactly fit a summertime
weather pattern. It going to be warm for most of the week and then cool off some near the end of the week.
Today's high in Gatlinburg will be near 71 with a low of around 52. Tuesday and Wednesday should both be
mostly sunny with highs near 78.
A cold front will pass and the high Thursday will be a slightly cooler 69. Friday's high should be about 65.
There's a 40 percent chance of precipitation for Friday and Friday night.
They are showing the chances of precipitation reduces down to 30 percent for Saturday with a high of 62. If
the forecast turns out to be right, that would be a little cool for the first week of May, but it's certainly not a
big deal by any means. The low should only go down to around 49 degrees Saturday night. Sunday's high
should be about 66.
Although the stream levels are going to be high for the next two or three days, it doesn't appear the
predicted amount of precipitation during the coming week will be significant enough to adversely affect the
stream levels. Although the predicted temperatures are a little on the cool side, it shouldn't have an adverse
affect on the emerging aquatic insects.
Copyright 2013 James Marsh
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