The nights and mornings are starting to get pretty cool. It may be time, if you haven't already, to break out the waders for those early morning adventures. The falling leaves can sometimes cause a hindrance to anglers. Please remember to take your time, leaves can hide slippery rocks.
Hatches start to become few and far between and tend to be around mid-day, late afternoon. Really any basic attractor pattern should do the trick for you. [Orange Stimulators, Royal Wulffs, Orange Palmers] Stick to the traditional fall colors: orange, red, copper. A dropper rig is a good set up. Follow your dry fly with a Stonefly, Rubber leg Hare's Ear, or a Red Copper John. And don't forget about the Squirmy Wormy, that's still producing results for us in the park.
Gatlinburg continues to stock every Thursday. There was a trout tournament a couple weeks ago in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. This means there were additional fish added to the area. Which gives you the possibility to catch a bit bigger fish than is normally stocked.
*If you have any questions about fishing conditions, locations, or you would like to book a trip with one of our local, professional guides, give us a call at 865-436-8746 or shoot us an email via the Contact page.