September always brings a few things to mind such as cooler weather, mountain apples, and the beginning of some great fishing! The streams along the parkway will start to fish much better this month as water temperatures cool down. Brook trout as well as browns will also be beginning their annual spawn and will be more aggressive in the coming months.
This month look for sulphurs to taper off. Blue winged olives will soon be the predominant mayfly along with sporadic dun variants. Also, a second wave of caddis is hatching. Most are brownish in color and around a 14-16 in size. Larger stoneflies are also present with most hatching in the early morning and late evening.
The ponds located along the Parkway should start to fish better with the cooler weather. Look for fish rising early in the morning and late in the evening. Bass Lake and Trout Lake will also provide the angler with bass and bluegill action on the fly. Poppers will work great on top as well as streamers for subsurface.