I am not a fish eater so i put all mine back but if someone wants to keep a fish or two that is their choice and i do not have a problem with it. I do think that with all the efforts of the park to restore the brooke trout population i might would toss those back. I have started catching specs in streams that is getting the spill over of specs.
Friday there was two good ole boys who were locals pulled up beside me in cataloochee. Nice fellas with long white beards and i could hardly understand their language. (MOUNTAIN LANGUAGE). They wanted to make sure they were not getting in my way and off they went wearing overalls. I bet they kept a few.I think they were the same ole boys that came driving all thru the campground at about 5 am one morning. Must of go into the shine.