Originally Posted by David Knapp
I've always enjoyed fishing on the lower end of the valley over there. Really anywhere downstream of the campground has always been decent. The stream is not as large as you might expect and the brook trout will show up pretty much throughout the entire valley although you will catch some better rainbows and browns on the lower section. Don't be afraid to explore some of the smaller streams. I haven't fished them much but they look awesome and should provide consistent action. The Cataloochee proper is a fairly low gradient stream and with lower water the fish will be spooky. The higher gradient smaller tribs will produce more consistent fishing this time of year if you are looking for numbers...
Thanks David! If it was up to me I would be solely in the tribs for brookies, but my g/f's dad wasn't crazy about that type of fishing, so we will probably stay lower.