Insects and other foods the trout should be eating:
1.    BWOs (Eastern)
2.    Green Sedges (Caddisflies)
3.    Cinnamon Caddis (Mostly Abrams Creek)
4.    Cream Cahills
5.    Little Yellow Stoneflies (Little Summer Stones)
6.    Sulphurs
7.    Slate Drakes
8.    Little Green Stoneflies

Most available/ Other types of food:
10.  Sculpin, Minnows (Streamers)
11.  Inch Worm (moth larva)
12.  Beetles
13.  Grasshoppers
14.  Ants

Severe Thunderstorms In The Area

Most of us have been wanting it to rain but not exactly like it did yesterday afternoon. Sadly,
at least two people we killed in the park yesterday afternoon. One on a motorcycle and one
lady who was hit by a tree while camping. I understand searches are still underway in areas
they have not been able to reach and that the park has every available resource helping
out. I hope the casualties reported so far is the full extent of it. Several more people were
injured by the high winds that reached as high as 70MPH.  

We have just now (8:30 AM) got Internet and telephone service restored at our home in
Pigeon Forge. Power was out for a few hours last evening. After hearing and reading about
what happened in some Northeast areas recently, I'm not complaining one bit. Some people
are still don't have electrical service from storms that hit almost a week ago.

It is difficult to think about the storm's effect from a fishing standpoint so I'll be very short.
Most of the Tennessee side received at least 3/4 of an inch and many places over an inch of
rain. North Carolina received some rain but this time, for a change, not as much as the
Tennessee side.

From the looks of the revised long range forecast, more of the same is expected. There's a
50 percent chance of thunderstorms today. It ranges from 30 to 50 percent for the next
week, so I don't think we have to worry much about the low water level situation.
Copyright 2012 James Marsh