I can lay claim to nothing more than dumb luck! And it is really only this time of year; the fish run up the creek to spawn out of Santeetlah lake to spawn. This year is the best I have seen in the 6 years I have been fishing for them. The fish are there though and that is the first variable, without them nothing more would be possible. I caught for more this weekend between 15 and 20 inches.
Give it a shot before the end of February!