Today was supposed to be a beautiful Northeastern Ohio day, so I decided to cancel any plans of being productive and go fishing instead. I decided to trout/smallmouth bass fish across the border in Pennsylvania on the Shenango River near Sharon, PA. I didn’t know what to expect. I read some articles about the Shenango river years ago, but I couldn’t remember specifics about the article. I was going at it blind. I looked on google maps just to get an idea as to where I was driving and how to get there, and after a few wrong turns and missed roads, I found the tail race of the Shenango River Lake. I walked down a gated road to get to where the water flows out from the lake to form the lower half of the river. It was beautiful! The trees were lit up from the unusually sunny November day and the water was sparkling. I had my wading gear on and carefully chose a spot to fish. It felt good to be out river fishing. It reminded me of fishing in the Youghioghenny River growing up. Some of the best memories of my childhood and adolescent years were spent fishing, swimming, and relaxing on the Youghiogheny river. Unlinke the Youghiogheny, I went fishless today at the Shenango. I didn’t mind to much today because it was such a nice day out and I always wanted to fish the Shenango. I got some nice pictures and I got to explore a little bit of the river. All in all I can’t complain about a 60-70 degree day in November. Looking forward to catching and reporting the first fish of November for me.