I got the opportunity of a lifetime to go trout fishing way back in the mountains of northeast Tennessee. Private property with a beautiful mountain stream cascading into big, quiet pools, then short runs and riffles, and 3' to 6' waterfalls into the next pools, one after another. There was also a big man-made pond at the bottom fed by the stream where the owner built a little cottage and pier. Of course, before going, I was searched, stripped naked, blindfolded, and locked in the trunk. (Or at least that's what I would have done if it was my property!) Fished with spinning gear and trout magnets, tiny jigs and trailers like you use for crappie, maybe a #10 hook. I was told that because it was very lightly fished and it was ONLY catch and release that I would have a chance at filling the 3 IGFA Tennessee state line class records and getting a Tennessee Angler Recognition Program qualifying fish, so I took a second rod and extra spools with me just in case. I wound up catching 6 rainbows, two of them rather small, one about 3 lbs, and three BIG fish! 6-0, 6-11, and 9 lbs even!! Every time I caught a big fish it was quickly weighed, photographed, and released, and I'd change to another line test. So I ended the day with fish that will set the Tennessee 4 lb, 12 lb, and 20 lb test line classes, with the 9 pounder being 26 1/2" and qualifying for my 13th Tennessee Angler Recognition Program species! What a day! I would have been happy without any fish at all - it was more beautiful than the postcard and calendar pictures that you see and had the sounds to boot! Every once in a while you have to just sit down and look and listen and say "Thank you Lord", and this was one of those for me.