Back in the spring, Family member Heidi Shenep of the Ozarks visited Kissimmee with the notion of catching some trophy bass. She is certainly a novice fisherman and proved before she can out fish the men in the boat or body of water. Like she did on Pool 8 of the Mississippi with a swim jig in 2008.
This time her fishing skills certainly made a believer out of us while loading the boat on some quality large mouth bass on Kissimmee Chain. Heidi’s adaptability on learning new fishing techniques carries a remarkable and respectable amount of weight, she had several nice slabs of quality fish in the boat and never once lost a fish. Her efforts of just slow retrieving and reeling a stick bait (Senco) back to the boat made no difference to the bass. Boom, ba da ba boom! ><>
Losing a love one is never easy and my cousin Paul F. Shenep, Heidi’s husband, left us to be with our Father recently. They both became close family by the persistence of Heidi’s work with genealogy in early 1990’s and many visits to Wisconsin and Hawaii. Just like her mobility and depth with fishing, she brought the family much closer to the truth where bonding took on a new measure.
My warning to those who fish with Heidi Shenep, prepare to be humbled. Bring your “A” game or get hammered by a lady who can go all day, rarely bird nest a bait casting reel, nor waste any efforts trying your techniques. Thanks for visiting and God Bless the Shenep family.
In memory of Paul F. Shenep
11 April 1960 — 21 September 2014