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)
Fly Fishing Strategies - Which Flies To Use - Coming Week
Streamers - well, at least for a day or two. I'm not kidding.
I was expecting the forecast to change but it has changed very little and if anything, it has changed slightly
to our advantage. There's still chance of rain everyday but none of the sites are predicting any significant
Definitely fish the Tennessee side of the park if you have a choice. The North Carolina streams received
almost twice as much water as the Tennessee side. The streams flowing into Cherokee lake got the most of
them all. I'm certainly not trying to favor the Tennessee side. It is usually not any better than the North
Carolina side. It's just that all the streams are currently higher on the N. C. side of the park.
Don't try to fish the Cataloochee Valley via Cove Creek Road. It is blown out outside the park and who
knows when it will be ready for use again. You can check the status on the National Park website road
closure page. You can still enter from the Big Creek area but I don't suggest it. If you do, get ready for a
long, rough ride.
The weather should remain warm though the week and I suggest fishing the smaller streams in the higher
elevations for at least the next two or three days. The streams are falling faster than I expected them to fall
and hopefully, that trend will continue.
Due to the current high water situation, I will delay providing any strategies for a couple of days and address
the subject again on Thursday.
Copyright 2013 James Marsh
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