glad you got out on the Shen .......
Posted by: pilotwingz on Jun-26-11 7:49 PM (EST)
....... I've not been out on it in years now but used to spend much time on it . I stop by and visit her every year or so though . I love that river , always have , always will , it holds a lot of memories for me , found it when I was like 16 (you know , drivers license , 1st truck , tent and the most perfect place called Thunderbird when it was remote then) .
On one trip down river from Berryville we saw a good size school of a fish I didn't know what they were at the time ... turned out to be Walleye .
I used to see Smallies in the deep holes that were easily 24" long , channel cats long as my leg , and have caught a few BLUE channel cats (really blue and silver) . The Shen produced quite a few Smallies for me in those days that were over 5 lbs. . I've heard some horror stories about polutants over the years , fish kills and all that , even witnessed a bad kill back there in Thinderbird one year , broke my heart , but the Shen , she will live on .
I know the Shen is one of the places you're pretty familiar with .