Spring Outing Steak Order Deadline

As can be seen in the post below, the Spring Outing is coming up quickly, May 4th and 5th.  We are having a steak fry Saturday night at 7 pm at Camping site 191.   Please order your steaks by this coming Saturday, April 27th by calling , texting Jeff Ferjutz at 440-478-7838 or by Facebook Messenger.

OHMC Spring Outing

This event will be held at West Branch Reservoir on May 4th and 5th for OHMC members and their guests. Registration will be held in the state campground at site 191. You can pre-register Friday night from 6-8:30 pm. Registration Saturday morning will be held from 6 am-8 am at site 191. Fishing will begin at 7 am Saturday morning, ending at 3 pm Sunday. Fish MUST be turned in by 3:30 pm, NO later, at the parking lot next to the camping office.

If anyone misses registration or can just fish Sunday, please get  hold of a trustee or board member. The club will be monitoring channel 68 on the radio. There will be a steak dinner at site 191 Saturday night at 7 pm. If you would like to purchase a steak ($12), please contact Jeff Ferjutz no later then April 27th by calling, texting or FB message, 440-478-7838. Please bring a covered dish for the dinner if you can.
After the dinner, we will have the clubs raffles.
Entry fee for this event is $15, there will also be a $5 Big Fish pool.

In 2018, there were 917 muskies posted in the Muskie Angler Log from West Branch, the number 1 lake in Ohio.  Plus 15% were over 42″ in length. 


Hope to see you there!

OHMC is on Instagram

Ohio Huskie Muskie Club is officially on Instagram! Follow us at @OhioHuskieMuskieClub. Want to be featured on our profile? Tag us in your pictures or captions, or use #OHMC_Muskies and we will reshare your photos.
We are just starting out so it will take a bit to build the page but sharing your photos with us of your recent catch, a day on the lake, or your favorite lure to use on Ohio waters will help us build our content and grow our following! Don’t have instagram but still want us to share your photos? Send them to MB.OHMC@gmail.com and we will make sure they get on there!

58th Annual OHMC Awards Banquet

The OHMC held our 58th annual awards banquet at McCalls banquet center in Canton on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019.

During the Business Meeting, elections of officers occurred. Officers for 2019 are as follows:

President – Paul Anderson
1st Vice President – Jeff Ferjutz
2nd Vice President – Rick Simpson
Secretary – Tim Smith
Treasurer – John Ringenbach

Staff members from the ODNR were on hand to answer any questions. The following staff members were in attendance:

Peter Novotny, Assistant Chief, ODNR, Division of Wildlife

Scott Hale, Executive Administrator of Fish Management & Research, Central Office
Kevin Kayle, Fish Hatchery Program Administrator, Central Office
Nick Cola, Fish Management Unit Leader, District Four
Curt Wagner, Fish Management Supervisor, District Three
Kevin Page, Fisheries Biologist, Inland Fisheries Research Unit

Votes were taken for the location of the 50th annual OHMC Summer Contest to be held in July of 2020. The event will be held at Piedmont lake if camping is available otherwise West Branch Lake.

Award winners:

Joe Blackwell Mister Muskie Award – Chad Harmon
Woman of the Year Award – Kortney Harmon

Pooch Curry Award for 2018 with a 52.20 inch muskie caught and released at West Branch was Mr. Greg Bozick.

Doc Dunmire Awards.

This award is for those anglers who caught 3 or more Huskie muskies 42” in length and longer, whether the Muskie was harvested or released.

Sherman Champlin 3
Linda Hannen 3
Lee Himes 3
John Lent 3
Sam Reichenbach 3
John Ringenbach 3
Timothy Smith 3
Jim Cook 4
Phillip Jarvis 4
William Lambert 4
Josh Marshall 4
Chuck McKnight 4
Linda Zonker 5
Brock Bohley 6
Jeff Claxon 6
Bob Marshall 6
George Weber 6
Bill Zonker 6
Bill Schultz Jr. 7
Ray Elkins 8
Jim Mayberry 8
Chuck Land Sr. 9
Mike McKenzie 9
David Baio 10
Kathy Mitchell 10
Chad Harmon 11
Dennis Mitchell 11
Will Tolerton 11
John Thompson 22
Kyle Jones 25
John Olesick 26
Greg Bozick 32
David White 37
Chuck Harmon 39
Patrick Klingensmith 61

Fifty-Inch Award 2018 (First Time 50” Catch)
Jeff Claxon
John Olesick

Pat Klingensmith

Matthew Smith Memorial Award for Juniors 2018

Boys “Released” Brock Bohley – 46.00”

Girls “Released” Ashley McCartney – 42.00”

Ohio Huskie Muskie Club Royalty 2018

King “Released” Pat Klingensmith – 51.75”

King “Trophy” Greg Bozick – 52.25”

Queen “Released”

Kathy Mitchell – 47.00″

Linda Hannen – 47.00″

Linda Zonker – 47.00″

10 or More Release Awards:

Jim Prettyman 10 Muskies
Jerry Rice 10 Muskies
Jeff Claxon 11 Muskies
Fischer Himes 14 Muskies
John Ritter 14 Muskies
William Lambert 15 Muskies
John Lent 15 Muskies
Mike Sandridge 16 Muskies
Tony Crisp 17 Muskies
Rick Simpson 17 Muskies
Timothy Smith 17 Muskies
Linda Zonker 17 Muskies
Brock Bohley 18 Muskies
John Dennis 22 Muskies
Chuck McKnight 24 Muskies
Patrick Andino 25 Muskies
Josh Marshall 25 Muskies
Kathy Mitchell 25 Muskies
Dennis Mitchell 26 Muskies
Chuck Land Sr. 28 Muskies
Lee Himes 31 Muskies
Chad Harmon 33 Muskies
Bill Zonker 33 Muskies
Phillip Jarvis 34 Muskies
Thomas Morris 35 Muskies
John Ringenbach 36 Muskies
Jim Cook 38 Muskies
Sherman Champlin 39 Muskies
David Baio 49 Muskies
Ray Elkins 49 Muskies
John Olesick 59 Muskies
Bob Basic 60 Muskies
Jim Mayberry 62 Muskies
George Weber 71 Muskies
Sam Reichenbach 74 Muskies
Kyle Jones 76 Muskies
Bill Schultz Jr. 82 Muskies
Bob Marshall 85 Muskies
Tim Ritter 91 Muskies
Will Tolerton 92 Muskies
John Thompson 95 Muskies
Mike McKenzie 132 Muskies
David White 162 Muskies
Chuck Harmon 189 Muskies
Greg Bozick 201 Muskies
Patrick Klingensmith 357 Muskies


Event Winners:

Spring Outing
May 5th & 6th, 2018
Clear Fork
1st Place – Jeff Clark
2nd Place – John Ringenbach

Leesville Lungefest
June 9th, 2018
Leesville
1st Place – Matt Clark

Summer Contest
July 21st & 22nd, 2018
Piedmont
1st Place – Scott Donahew
2nd Place – Phil Cummings
3rd Place – Phil Jarvis

Minnow Fund Outing
September 29th & 30th, 2018
Salt Fork
1st Place – Fred Lederer
2nd Place – Phil Jarvis
3rd Place – Phil Cummings

Muskie Munch
October 27th, 2018
Lake Milton
1st Place – John Ringenbach

2018 Overall Tournament Winner
Phil Cummings
7 Muskies

Brock Bohley and Tim Smith

Jeff Ferjutz and Pat Klingensmith

Phil Cummings and Tim Smith

Fred Lederer and Tim Smith

Tim Smith and Phil Jarvis

Scott Donahew and Tim Smith

Phil Cummings and Tim Smith

Tim Smith and Phil Jarvis

Linda Hannen, Kathy Mitchell, Linda Zonker

Tim Smith and Pat Klingensmith

Tim Smith and Ashley McCartney

Chad and Kortney Harmon

2019 Summer Contest Raffle

The Ohio Huskie Muskie Club will be kicking off the 2019 Summer Contest Raffle at the Ohio Musky Show January 11th thru January 13th.   The prize will include a one week stay at the Studio Cabin donated by Leesville North Fork Marina.  Newly remodeled (see pictures below), the cabin is a great home base to chase Leesville’s muskies.   While fishing, you will be able to cast to your heart’s content with a custom rod built by Excalibur Rodworks’ Fred Lederer.  Check out the pictures below, the rod is built on a St. Croix blank with the finest components.   The rod will be perfect for jerk baits and jigging and is equipped with a Calcutta 400 B reel spooled with 80# Power Pro line.  To store those jerk baits and Bondy baits, you will have a fantastic tackle box built by Muskie Train’s Mike Mordas.   The box is perfect for storing all size baits and is built to give you a view of everything in the box at one time.   By the time you receive your prize, the tackle box will be full of new lures from a wide selection of great lure manufacturers.  To measure your giant, you will also receive a brand new bump board from the folks at MuskieBumper, the best boards out there.   Finally, to keep you cool and hydrated during those hot summer days, you will have a Yeti cooler to keep sandwiches, drinks and snacks cool and fresh donated by InCom Supply of Pittsburgh.  The retail value of this grand prize easily exceeds $2,000.  Tickets will be $20 each or 3 for $50.

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