My buddy and I went out to Kowee today and fished off of both sides of the meadow...
We saw not one silver in the stream, nor did we see anyone catch any.
On the way back up the trail, we passed a fisherman headed to the mouth that told us he had "slapped the water" for hours the preceding day without a strike, but, that he had seen seals throwing salmon around right in front of him... so, they are staging for the run it seems!
Then we saw another guy who said he and his friends took 5 yesterday not more than 1/4 downstream of the bridge.
Then we came across a BEAUTIFUL lady who was all alone (God's truth) fishing off of a log that jutted out into the creek. She was wearing shorts, and Xtra-Tuffs. We chatted with her for a bit and then took off.
As the saying goes, a bad day of fishing beats a good day at work.