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spotlight
02-29-2012, 10:50 PM
I am curious if anyone else got up to the park to fish today? I thought for sure partly cloudy there would be a few but I only seen one other fisherman...OK so maybe I missed the twister forecast for the evening.

It was a strange day I only seen a couple of small bugs hatching caught 2 minnows on the dry fly then swapped to a tellico...nothing so I swapped to a prince and dropped a copper john off that and managed one really nice rainbow from a deep run and that was it....I didn't see one trout rise.:confused:

MadisonBoats
03-01-2012, 09:16 AM
I am curious if anyone else got up to the park to fish today? I thought for sure partly cloudy there would be a few but I only seen one other fisherman...OK so maybe I missed the twister forecast for the evening.

It was a strange day I only seen a couple of small bugs hatching caught 2 minnows on the dry fly then swapped to a tellico...nothing so I swapped to a prince and dropped a copper john off that and managed one really nice rainbow from a deep run and that was it....I didn't see one trout rise.:confused:

Sounds like the barometric change had them uneasy...:smile: Good post information (spotlight) if you believe in it like I do...

spotlight
03-01-2012, 09:52 AM
Shawn, That was my thought but it was 70 degrees and not hatches either? was very odd the park was so still it was almost erie.

narcodog
03-01-2012, 10:22 AM
We had the same situation on Tuesday elsewhere. I think it was the storms coming through. It really has nothing to do with the temperatures just the pressures.

Knothead
03-01-2012, 06:41 PM
If you have a falling barometer, fish seem to sense it and turn off. When I lived in central KY, I was fishing a small farm pond at the advent of a cold front. Just before the front came through, I caught one bass after another. When the wind started up and it cooled off, the fish turned off and went home, whereever that was.

buzzmcmanus
03-01-2012, 08:56 PM
It has nothing to do with the barometer. I figure the fish were watching WBIR and had seen that we were under a tornado WARNING so they had taken cover under the largest rock they could find.

Got your email. We'll have to hook up sometime.

spotlight
03-01-2012, 09:32 PM
The funny part was when I hit 321 from the Wye my girlfriend called and said what are you doing fishing with tornado warnings out :eek:....I said hmm it was nice in the park not even really that windy driving home I was like whew! got out of there just in the nick of time.....

Buzz thanks for the e-mail I got your number saved:biggrin:

Troutman
03-02-2012, 03:12 PM
I fished the park on Monday the 27th and the fish were feeding all day. I dont remember what the baro pressure was that day according to Byron's report though.

http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l114/gltroutman/2272012022.jpg

silvercreek
03-02-2012, 03:54 PM
Around 30.4 and fairly steady with a little rise in the afternoon.

nvr2L8
03-02-2012, 05:39 PM
I fished on Tuesday up at Sams Creek. As it was a couple of week ago, the water temp was 38 degrees but the air temp was warm enough that I fished ost of the afternoon in a T shirt. In about 3 1/2 hours I caught 15 brookies and lost several others when they shook off. Unlike a couple of weeks ago, there were some pretty aggressive strikes. I caught everything on a March Brown. No need for nymphs despite the cold water temps.

BTW, that makes three months in a row for a brookie catch - on a roll and the best months yet to come.

spotlight
03-03-2012, 01:15 AM
Very Nice fish Troutman....and I so need to hit Sam's just such a peaceful area and such a nice hike in...:cool:

MadisonBoats
03-03-2012, 10:33 AM
I fished on Tuesday up at Sams Creek. As it was a couple of week ago, the water temp was 38 degrees but the air temp was warm enough that I fished ost of the afternoon in a T shirt. In about 3 1/2 hours I caught 15 brookies and lost several others when they shook off. Unlike a couple of weeks ago, there were some pretty aggressive strikes. I caught everything on a March Brown. No need for nymphs despite the cold water temps.

BTW, that makes three months in a row for a brookie catch - on a roll and the best months yet to come.

Charlie,
38 degrees is amazing for me. I rarely fish in water that cold. Do you notice any kind of drop off in fish activity? I do not fish up in the mountains that often; so, I rarely get a chance to experience this situation.

nvr2L8
03-03-2012, 11:17 AM
Shawn,
Catching fish in 38 degree water defies conventional wisdom for sure. Just a couple of observations and a speculation though. The observations: The air temp was easily in the 60s and bugs (looking strangely similar to the March Brown I was using) were hatching. The speculation: Having a higher elevation and therefore cooler water habitat overall, maybe the specs don't go dormant at the same temps as bows and browns.

Or maybe my thermometer is busted - but it's relatively new so I hope that's not the case. :rolleyes: