As you may recall, I wrote a column earlier this year about my experience fishing on the Shunga — and my surprise when I actually caught some decent bass on it.
“Then you ran that article in the paper earlier this summer, and it really made me want to try it,” he said in the email last Sunday night. “This last Friday, my son David and I went down there. We started at the Expocentre and finished at 17th Street and Adams. The creek was really clear and pretty, but a lot of leaves were falling in the water. We took the easy way out and used worms and a bobber and caught around 20 fish. We caught two nice bass plus long ear sunfish, green sunfish and bluegills.”
He said they also saw some mallard ducks an a pair of wood ducks while walking along the creek bed and micro-fishing.
I’m glad I could inspire you to give the creek a try, Rick! Despite what people say about it, it’s actually quite a beautiful creek when it’s not being polluted by sewage leaks. I would love to see the city or county clear a little area for anglers to easily access it, as well as doing more to keep it clean. It’s quite the little habitat for bass and other panfish, as well as all sorts of other wildlife. Like you, I always see ducks down in the creek when I go, and I’ve even seen some turkeys strut out from the wooded area around the creek near S.W. 29th and Randolph.