Finally, the shenandoah water levels were good, and it happened to coincide with a day I was off, even better.
But it didnt start out good, I fished for two hours with all my "standards" and caught no smallies, only a sunfish and 2 small largemouth. Then I switched to a Shenks White Streamer, and I started catching smallmouth.
Including this fellow, just under 16"
The fish of the day took me almost to the backing, then got under a rock and broke off. The strikes on the Shenks streamer were vicious and solid, most were hooked deep in the mouth. These are tied on a size 4 nymph hook and are about 3" long, white rabbit body and white marabou tail.