Yeah, I used to do a lot of hiking/backpacking when we lived in GA, but I didnt fish. When we moved to Texas there were few options for backpacking, but lots of fishing, so I learned to fish. Now I love the fact that I can combine the two. Hiking deep into the woods to get to a fishing destination is just great.
We should plan a trip one weekend to take all the kids out! Im sure they would love it, your son is about the same age as my middle son. Your friend Matt and his son too! I might have to bite the bullet and pack in some pie filling and do some dutch oven cobbler for the boys
I havent explored the NC side of the park enough yet. Ive been wanting to hit Forney. maybe one day!
Yeah I live in West Knoxville.