OHMC Summer Contest Details!

Saturday July 20th and Sunday July 21st at Salt Fork reservoir in Guernsey County is the Summer Contest event for the OHMC. This event is open to the public, anyone can fish.
Pre-registration is 6-8pm Friday, July 19th at campsite G9. Cost is $15 with an optional $5 Big Fish Pool.
Saturday morning registration will be held at the Old Marina from 6-8am, if anyone shows up late, the club will be on VHS channel 68. Fishing starts Saturday morning at 7am. There will be a shore lunch provided by the club at 1pm at the Old Marina pavilion. Hotdogs, hamburgers, water, chips will be provided. After lunch, the raffles will begin. The clubs grand prize, ( 1 week stay at Leesville North Fork Marina donated by owner Keith Ott, an OHMC bumpboard donated by Jeremy Sivis owner of Muskiebumper, a custom rod built by Fred Lederer owner of Excalibur Rodworks, a Calcutta 400 B reel filled with Power Pro line,  a tackle box donated by Mike Mordas owner of Muskie Train that is filled with baits, and a Yeti cooler donated by InCom Supply of Pittsburgh), a 50/50 raffle and a lure board raffle.
Fishing will go all night. Event ends Sunday at 3pm, fish catches must be turned in NO later than 3:30 pm.

Lunge Fest Results

Lots of fish seen by the 33 anglers signed up, here are the ones to the net. Thank you everyone for supporting the club. Summer Contest coming up mid July. Will post soon on it.

Largest fish won. Congrats to Tim Smith.
Everyone that caught fish;
Tim Smith 43.5”
Matt Clark 42.5”
Chris Silverthorn 42.25”, 36.5”
Neil Butara 41.75”
Will Tolerton 39.5”
Kortney Harmon 35”

Leesville Lunge Fest Saturday June 8th

On June 8th at Leesville Lake in Carroll County is this year’s Lunge Fest, this is a 1 day event that is open to members and their guests. Fishing time will be 7am-5pm. Registration will be from 6-7am at the south public ramp. Fish caught must be turned in NO later than 5:30pm at the ramp. Entry fee is $10 plus there will be an optional $5 BIG FISH pool. Biggest fish wins this event, hope to see everyone there!

Muskie Angler Log and Muskies Inc.

The ODNR and Muskies Inc. have established a link between the Lunge Log and the Muskie Angler Log.  The intent of the ODNR is to encourage anglers not currently using the Muskie Angler Log to give Muskies Inc. the permission to download the data and increase the information available to the ODNR.  The download will take place after the end of each year.  The attached letter outlines the steps necessary to make this happen for an angler.

For those currently recording all their trips, using this feature would not provide the ODNR the information they are currently getting on catch rates.  For those who are reporting all their fish including fish under 30”, this feature would not work.  For those reporting tags or those using readers to identify PIT numbers, this would require an alternative approach to providing that information to the ODNR instead of the Muskie Angler Log.  The ODNR is hoping that the additional information obtained by anglers currently not reporting in the Muskie Angler Log will offset any loss of information from those using the Muskie Angler Log but switching to the download option.

For those who have input fish into the Muskie Angler Log this year, the download would create duplicate information for 2019 and best to wait until 2020.

OHMC is hoping their members would input data directly into the Muskie Angler Log to insure data accuracy and timeliness for annual awards and recognition of significant catches.

Lunge Log data sharing program

Spring Outing results

The Spring Outing was a great success! Weather Saturday changed around 5 times from what they were calling from on Friday but everyone did what they needed to do!
38 anglers signed up and a total of 17 fish were caught. Saturday was windy, little misty for an hour around 11am til 4pm hit and it decided to rain til 9pm. The steak dinner was great, with Elmore McClore winning the lure board and Jeff Dvorak winning the 50/50 raffle.
Sunday was much better weather, thinking the fishing would be better, turns out Saturday produced more fish. That’s Muskie fishing though. Thank you everyone who attended. Our next event is a 1 day event at Leesville, June 8th. We will post info on it soon.

3rd Place Patrick Andino 37”, 31”= 16 pnts
2nd Place Ethan Erb 42.5”= 16.5 pnts
1st Place Mike Adamski 36.5/35.5”= 20pnts
Steve McManaway 39” (Big Fish), 33”= 20 pnts. Congrats guys! Other fish fish caught,

Robert Basic 31”/36”. 15 pnts
Jeff Ferjutz 37”. 11 pnts
Chuck Land Sr 37”. 11 pnts
Mark King 36.5”. 10.5 pnts
Robert McCloud 35”. 9 pnts
Paul King 35”. 9 pnts
Mark Herring 34.25”. 8.25 pnts
Jason Basic 32”. 6 pnts
Tanner Grant 31”. 5 pnts

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