Went out to a completely new area today and picked over 15 pounds in about an hour and there were loads more out there. These were all smooth chanterelles and were found in mixed hardwoods (mainly hickory and oaks) around a small lake.
Here is a nice close up showing a top and a glimpse of the slight ridges on the underside of these smooth chants.
They were everywhere even growing right on the trail in glorious patches. I couldn't believe my luck. If anyone wants to find some, contact me at ahistory (at) centurytel (dot) net. I will tell you where to go in Boone County to find some. I could go back there for a week and not be able to pick them all. Conditions I guess were perfect.