Insects and other foods the trout may be eating:
1. Blue-winged Olives
2. Little Short Horned Sedges
3. American March Browns
4. Cinnamon Sedges (Caddisflies) (Abrams Creek)
5. Green Sedges (Caddisflies)
6. Little Sister Caddisflies (Abrams Creek)
7. Pale Evening Duns
8. Little Yellow Stoneflies -Yellow Sallies
9. Eastern Green Drakes (Abrams Creek)
10. Giant Stoneflies
11. Light Cahills
12. Sculpin, baitfish and small crayfish (Imitate with streamers)
Come See Us At Troutfest in Townsend, Tennessee on May 15 and 16
We will have two adjoining booths - Fly Fishing DVD and Perfect Fly.
Gulf of Oil Report:
As you probably know, the 100 ton concrete and steel box didn't work. As I
understand it, that procedure will not be attempted again. It was reported yesterday
that balls of oil the size of a quarter to a pea showed up on Dauphin Island
Beach. Of course, this is to the west side of Mobile Bay inlet, south of Mobile,
Alabama. This is much farther east than the maps show the oil has traveled and I
think that's simply because from the air, there isn't enough of it to discolor the water
- not yet. There is enough to get in on you if you are swimming in the surf. People
have been advised by the government and BP, not to touch the oil. They wouldn't
need to tell me not to swim in it.
Dauphin Island Beach is the first of the white sand beaches. West of there, in
Mississippi, the beaches are brown sand. They don't get the direct Gulf waters like
the beaches from Dauphin Island westward to the Big Bend. Most of the Mississippi
beaches are protected by barrier islands and so far, that has helped stop the oil
from getting on those beaches. I can't tell you impact this will have on people's plans
for the beach this summer and the economy of the northern Gulf Coast. I suppose
BP will pay for that too.
The World's Most Beautiful Beaches, will be a disaster if this continues. I don't
want to be all gloom but I know it will continue for some time. I also know as I
have said for the past few days, BP doesn't have enough money to pay for it and if
they did, they wouldn't do it. I can outright tell you that all government claims that BP
will pay for all the damages are all lies. I can also tell you that money isn't even
the real problem with this. It's the damage to the environment. I can also tell you
"you ain't seen nothing yet".
During the next few days, I want to write about some things that affects my state of
mind and some things to do with fishing and boating the Gulf of Mexico
that most of you are probably not even aware of.
Giant Stonefly - Adults:
If you have been keeping up, you know these stoneflies deposit their eggs in the
night but that you can sometimes catch trout early in the mornings or late in the day
on imitations of the adults.
Top View Perfect Fly Giant Adult Stonefly
Side View Perfect Fly Giant Adult Stonefly