I hike in Shenandoah NP and the GWNF there are black bears everywhere. My personal record was 5 of them in one day. The first was hanging out on the side of skyline drive foraging for food. The second was moseying on down the trail in front of us. The third, fourth, and fifth was a Mama and 2 cubs below us. That one was really scary since we were less than 100 yards away from them. Luckily, she would have had to scale a fairly sheer hill to get to us. We just stayed real still until she left.
And back on topic. On this same hike we met not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 groups of people who had come to that particular trail to go fishing. The trail (Jeremy's Run) is known for having 22 water crossings and numerous pools along it's length. However, going fishing..in the middle of summer...during high fire risk days because it hasn't rained in forever..and then getting upset because there's no water is a bit much to take. Getting snippy because I tell you to head over to White Oak Canyon which is always running and full of water but is *gasp* 15 miles down Skyline drive is a bit much. You wanna fish...go to water and you'll find some fish.