Been tough lately. My buddy and I hit the north and south fork Holston in NE Tenn a while back. Spent the weekend before last up near WV on the New River. All in all, we drove the cataraft about 20 hours tracking down hard to find access points. We live about 4-5 hours away. Water is up and in many rivers, stained up pretty good. Got some smallies and a 34" musky, but fishing was slow and we worked hard for them. My suggestion, bring your patience and humility. Mother Nature has a way of putting both to use.