Copyright 2013 James Marsh

Insects and other foods the trout
should be eating:
1.    BWOs (Little BWOs)
2.    Light Cahills
3.    Cinnamon Caddis
4.    Eastern Pale Evening Duns
5.    Little Short-horned Sedges
6.    Sulphurs
7.    Green Sedges
8.    Little Yellow Stoneflies
9.    Golden Stoneflies
10.  Slate Drakes
11.  Little Green Stoneflies
Most available - Other types of food:
12.   Sculpin, Minnows (Streamers)
13.   Inch Worms

Update on Stream Conditions In The Smokies
Exactly what I was worried about happening, happened. The thunderstorms we experienced
yesterday dropped a lot of water in some of the watersheds in Great Smoky Mountains National
Park. From looking at the
National Weather Service Precipitation Map, it appears that the Little
River Watershed, Abrams Creek, and the Hazel Creek and other watersheds draining into
Fontana Lake got the most rain. Some of those areas received over 2 inches, whereas some
areas of the park only received about a half inch. All in all, most of the park got a good dose of

Right now, Little River is blown out, flowing at 1150 cfs this early (4:30AM) Friday morning. It is
dropping fast but won't be anywhere near low enough to safely wade today or tomorrow. I doubt it
will be safe to wade any of the larger streams in the park tomorrow. Some of the small streams in
the higher elevations may be okay.

Cataloochee Creek appears to be in the best shape. It is flowing at 167 cfs which is just a little
above wadable level. It could be okay to wade areas of the streams there tomorrow.

The Oconaluftee River is in better shape than I expected it to be. It isn't blown out and could be
dropping down enough in a day or two to pick your spots to wade. It is currently flowing at 892
cfs. I don't have a reading on the Little Pigeon River but from studying the precip map, it appears
you can forget it for a day or two. It was high to begin with.

I feel sorry for the local guides and fly shops. They just can't seem to get a break with the
weather this year. All I can say is that it could be much worse. We haven't had any floods like
many areas of the country. We haven't had any forest fires like Colorado is experiencing right
now. We haven't had any tornadoes like the mid-west has experienced this year. A tornado
warning was issued for Sevier County yesterday afternoon but as far as I know, it didn't touch
down anywhere to do any major damage.
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Conditions Forecast - Coming Week
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Friday: Getting Started
Saturday: Fly Fishing School
Sunday: This Week's Featured Trout
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