I am a frequent visitor to townsend in the summer and fall but dont know a lot of fishing areas!!! Im from North Ga. and hike backpack and fish yr round in the cohutta wilderness, If you have not visited this area you are missing a jewll ita about two hours drive south of townsend!!! Some of the best hiking and backpacking in the southeast Just google cohutta wilderness and check it out!!!!!!! any help needed contact me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! jwhiker