I didn't realize brook trout were down that far south. They are the most common trout here and the only native trout, the browns and rainbows are introduced. No bass or anything else here except trout and salmon in fresh water.Brook trout are the natives, but we have Brown, Rainbow and Cut Throat. I've caught all except the Cut Throat. Nothing huge for me, but I heard of some pretty good size fish. - You can also run into most of your normal freshwater stuff like bass, catfish, etc.
Tried fishing the Smokies in Gatlinburg last year: that was a lot more difficult than I expected, but it was fun. I mostly fish in the mid-state.
I understand from the locals that they get much larger but…having grown up hand lining trout in the small creek behind the house, that was a fish of a lifetime. Only fish I’ve ever had mounted