Owl: I know I did the right thing and felt very good about it when talking with the ranger, I felt even better after finding out that they were caught and ticketed. I was just checking to see what everyones take was, I am sure that Mark observed them using bait and it was rather obvious what they were going to do when I spotted them. I am pretty sure that possesion of illegal bait and lures is enough to warrant a ticket in the park if a ranger was so minded to ticket for it.
I have found worm containers in the backcountry and even off trail above Gatlinburg and in the Little River area.
"The quiet one in the corner"