I think the answer is yes!!! My recent brookie backpacking trip has inspired me to chase brookies again, and hopefully soon. I'm planning on trying to make it to the mountains later this week to beat the heat on a brookie stream. The beauty of a day trip is appealing right now as forecast highs are supposed to soar into the 90s even in all but the high elevations of the Smokies. Trying to sleep outside in a tent when its that warm just does not appeal right now. A day trip is much better and may even allow me to try a few different things including bass, trout, and maybe even stripers!