Went to Cades Coves this morning for a quick scout of the Spring Creek portion of Abrams. When I got there, the air temp was 29 and the water temp at the head of the creek was 46. Wet a BWO for a bit but saw no sign of fish. So I went on down to the Abrams Creek Trailhead and went up the creek from there. The water temp was 46.8 - wasn't expecting that. Threw in a #16 Quasimoto nymph and ended up the with this guy:
Around 9-10". Right after I caught him, I headed home. Why ruin a perfectly good morning?