The 2014 Muskellunge Program Summit was held at the Makoy Center on January 25,2014 during the Ohio Musky Show. At the summit were a number of representatives from the Division of Wildlife, OHMC and the Muskies Inc. chapters throughout the state. At the summit, the following topics were presented and discussed:
Production and Stocking Update by Nick Jamison (Fish Administration with Division of Wildlife)
Minnow Fund Update by Elmer Heyob (Minnow Fund Coordinator)
Muskie Angler Log Update by Curt Wagner ( District 3 of Division of Wildlife)
Escapement and Tagging Study by Kevin Page (IFRE with the Division of Wildlife)
The full summary of the meeting is provided below:
Saturday, March 8 and Sunday March 9 will be the Muskie Max show in Butler, Pennsylvania at the Days Inn on Route 8. Admission is $8 with kids 12 and under, accompanied by a paid adult, getting in Free. See the information posted below as well as the discount admission coupon. More information is available at
March 22, 53rd Annual OHMC Awards Banquet at Prime 93 Banquet Hall, N. Canton Ohio
May 3, 4 Minnow Fund Muskie Outing at Salt Fork Lake, Cambridge, Ohio
June 6 Division Day at Clearfork Reservoir, Lexington, Ohio
June 7, 8 Spring Outing at Clearfork Reservoir, Lexington, Ohio
July 12, 13 Open Summer Contest at Salt Fork Lake, Cambridge, Ohio
August 23 Nite Bite at Leesville Lake, Bowerston, Ohio (co-op with M/I CH19)
September 27,28 Fall Outing at East Fork Lake, Bethel, Ohio
The Ohio DNR has broadcast a Webinar of the Muskellunge Program in our state. The seminar covers the Introduction to the Species, the Muskellunge Program in Ohio, Angler Collaboration, and the new Tagging Study. The Webinar is a little over an hour in length and can be viewed at this location:
Musky Road Rules was started in 2005 by fishing guides Tony Grant and Gregg Thomas. They have traveled the country putting on informational Musky fishing clinics and seminars with the purpose of educating and entertaining the public. They have now taken over the Ohio Musky Show and look forward to your support. Come and enjoy this great event!
KIDS DAY WILL BE ON SUNDAY JAN. 26, 2014 AT THE OHIO MUSKY SHOW.
Every child 15 and younger will receive a free door prize and t-shirt (provided by the NPAA) from the show, plus be eligible for the “Kids Casting Contest” that will take place in the seminar hall. The winner of the casting contest will receive an additional door prize that will be presented to them after the contest. On Sunday kids must be accompanied by parents.
Musky Swap Meet will be on Saturday Jan. 25, 2014 at the HAMPTON INN & SUITES lobby following the musky Show
The swap meet will take place at the show host hotel. All the money raised will be given to support “The Ohio Minnow Fund” which provides feeder minnows to the game fish in the state hatcheries. There will be door prize tickets and refreshments that will be available to purchase at the event. For more information contact Mike Money 740-255-6702 or Gabe Rosplock 440-796-9926.
Here are the muskie stocked at each of the Ohio lakes in 2013:
Alum Creek 3,322
Caesar Creek 2,806
Clear Fork 1,080
East Fork 2,118
Lake Milton 1,694
Salt Fork 3,037
West Branch 2,621
This is the 6th year in a row for stocking East Fork; should be seeing some nice size to the 2008 stocking
By Fred Lederer (OHMC President)
It has come to the attention of the Board of Officers that no one utilizes the the clubs message forum. It has been voted on and determind by the board that it is no longer needed and simply occupies sever space . Just about everyone in Ohio whether OHMC or M/I uses the Esoxeast site to gather information and ask questions. It has been decided to close up the existing message forum and soon when you click on the “Forum” you will be directed to the Esox east site. You will need to register to utilize this new message board. If you have any information or photos on our current board that you would like saves, please copy and paste them to your own computer.
For a preview please click on the following link:
By John Ringenbach (Trustee)
The final outing of the year took place at Piedmont with great fall weather leading the way. A total of 35 fishermen participated with 30 fish caught. Tim Smith and Rick Simpson got everyone primed Friday night with a kielbasa and seafood boil washed down with an assortment of beverages. The folks at Piedmont Marina put on a very filling breakfast buffet Saturday and Sunday morning and Jerry Rice did a “top chef” quality job on the steaks for the afternoon steak fry. For those of us who didn’t catch any fish, the food was worth the trip. The 30 fish were caught by 14 of the 35 fishermen.
Leading the way with 5 fish was Chuck Land (30″,40″,39.5″,38″ and 37″) total 54.5 points. In 2nd place was Elmer McLure with 4 fish (38″,39″,35″ and 33″) total 41 points. In third place was Paul Anderson also with 4 fish (37.5″,40″,30.5″, and 33.75″) total 37.75 points. Big fish was a tie, with Greg Starkey and Jake Lederer each catching a 43″ fish.
The remaining fish were caught by:Greg Starkey (43″,30″,35″, and 31″) Gloria Roberts ( 37.5″ and 36″) Douglas Reed (39.5″ and 40″) Jake Lederer (39″ and 43″) Jerry Rice (30″) Ray Elkins (32″) David Baio (36″) Anna Land (31.5″) Tim Smith (36″) Phil Cummings (40.5″) Matt Clark (40″).
2013 OHMC Events Schedule
March 23, 52nd Annual OHMC Awards Banquet at 356th Fighter Group, North Canton Ohio
May 4, 5 2013 First Annual Minnow Fund Muskie Outing, Salt Fork Lake, Cambridge, Ohio
June 7 Division Day at Clearfork Reservoir Lexington, Ohio
June 8, 9 Spring Outing at Clearfork Reservoir Lexington, Ohio
July 13, 14 Open Summer Contest at Pymatuning Lake Andover, Ohio
August 24 Nite Bite at Leesville Lake, Bowerston, Ohio (date tenatative)
September 28, 29 Fall Outing Piedmont Lake, Cambridge, Ohio (date tenatative)
The following are the dates that I have for muskie stockings. This is not all stockings, just what I have received so far. I think there were a few lake stockings already too. Little glitch.
EAST FORK LAKE
Stage: Adv. Fingerlings
CAESAR CREEK LAKE
Approximate Number: 2,806
SALT FORK LAKE
Stage: Adv. Fingerlings
Stage: Adv. Fingerlings
Approximate Date: 09/25/2012