Crummy, I haven't been up there in a while, but have you gone up to Little Helton? Or the Holston? Or Watuaga? With the lack of rainfall this early, something tells me we are in for a slow season this summer. If the water is low, the fish will be lower, less active, and even more skiddish. In years where the water levels are like this, I try to go over to the Tenn side of the mountains. Cause of the TVA, who does a good job of water resources, they always have water. Down past Bryson City to Abrams Crk or any spots out on that side. Beautiful virgin forest, and plenty of room to roam.