Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Drought worse on big trout in the Smokies

This article on Knoxville, TN television station WVLT's website says that big fish are taking the brunt of the drought in the Great Smoky Mountians National Park.
"What we found actually is the numbers of fish per mile were actually a little better than average this year. What we didn't see is bigger fish," said Bob Miller, spokesman for the National Park."
It might be a while before things get back to normal.
"If we saw natural or normal water conditions again this fall, we'd be back at a normal size distribution in about two years," said Miller
On another note, the same article has a quote from a visitor to the GSMNP that caught our eye:
"We got bites and I caught two trout that size, honest to God. And one that was eating the worm. I didn't even get him on my hook," said Busick.
We can only hope that if he was fishing in the park he was using an artificial worm.

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