Yes, the rain does suck, and it's not just east TN, we've been pounded in VA all year. The last few years were drought, low water, folks having to drill new wells, etc. Seems like one extreme to the next, but one thing is certain, we can't do anything about it, just deal with it and fuss about it and try to be ready when the waters pass by that "sweet" spot!
I'll be in Cherokee next week for 8 days and I hope to get a couple of fishable days out of that. Like the old man once said, "they didn't bite yesterday, they're not biting today, but when they do bite, I'll be here"!