I have never been checked either although I see a lot of rangers drive by when I am fishing tremont, laurel creek, or the likes. One evening a ranger stopped right above where I was fishing the middle prong near tremont and he looked down at me in the water. I was pretty certain he was going to wave for me to come over and I had started to dig out my wallet then he drove on. Maybe that was all it took was to act like I was fetching my license ha (of course I really was).
Hey Jim why are they afraid to patrol the National Forest lands bordering Cataloochee at night? Is there some kind of illegal activity going on there?