Well I was getting down on my fishing luck but kept trying. Went up and down river along the smoky mountain institute. Got a few strikes none brought to bank. Today I went down to elkmont. This was one of the coolest places I have been to since coming to the mountains, about 4 years. Guess this was an old village for either rangers or was private at one time. Will be doing some research on line shortly. If you have not visited this area would recommend. Anyway started fishing past houses there and got one very small fish on but he hopped off before landing. I was trying new technique for me by tying on a parachute with copper john behind about 15 inches. Was about half mile north of starting point. Wham!!! H ooked very nice 8-10 inch rainbow but of course realized at this point I did not have camera. Left in truck. Here was dilemma either stop fishing rush back to truck for photo of fish with possibility of it dying or release. It took less then 10 seconds of thought and fish was back for next angler. That's it for this trip will be back in DEC and sometime in April. I am from Pensacola and think I will give fly fishing a shot down there. We have speckled trout in the bays, have never thought about trying until now. Well good luck to all and Good Fishing.