I went quite a few times last year. The water level was pitiful. I assume it would be the same this year. The are ALOT of big fish stocked there, but with the road being fixed and drive & fish being the main strategy they have seen every lure and fly you can think of. It is difficult to remain stealthy with the water levels. I would recomend a weekday trip to avoid the many good ole boys that are there on the weekends. If you decide to go let me know. I want to make a trip again this year and that would get me motivated. I the creek does not fish good there are always great smallmoth opportunities where it empties into the French Broad.