I also fish that water often, we might have even purchased our setups from the same sales guy..... as I can duplicate your pic, but...(with a smaller sized fish)
. Is that by chance a Rio Line? No pike or walleye from me.......heard susceptible interpreted stories, never seen any proof.
Regardless, (Smalies, Large-mouths, Carp, Gills... Chubs, Cats.... what am I forgetting.) A few hours after a long day at work, this river is what helps keep me stable!
Personally, Just about every aspect of fishing in this area I feel has declined since I was a child. Smallmouth river fishing, I think has improved.