Shawn , I have never fished for any trout on chilhowee but I see people occcasionaly trolling for them. I would recommend using a graph to locate them as chilhowee is a hard lake to figure out even for bass. I think most of the trout fishermen fish at night with lights.
Mick, I do usually fish the Holston and french broad through november. The french broad has been releasing a lot of water everyday. 18K just about every afternoon and it is a very dirty brown color. My experience in the past has not been productive fishing once they start doing that everyday.
The holston is still good but you are limited to wear you can go unless your in a drift boat, raft, or canoe and can run a shuttle. I've not fished on saturdays much lately but have made some trips on mondays. the generation shedules control where I end up going.
I would say the nolichucky or big pigeon are probably the best places to go right now.