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    Default Strange Day Today??

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spotlight View Post
    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.
    Sounds like the barometric change had them uneasy... Good post information (spotlight) if you believe in it like I do...
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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
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    Very Nice fish Troutman....and I so need to hit Sam's just such a peaceful area and such a nice hike in...

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvr2L8 View Post
    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.
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    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.
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