2015 OHMC Division Day, Spring Outing, & Steak Fry

Once again it is time to prepare for our annual Division Day and Spring Outing. The Division Day will be held on Friday, June 5th at Alum Creek Fork Reservoir in Delaware, Ohio. This is the day where members of the club volunteer to take Division of Wildlife personnel and members of the Outdoor Writers of Ohio for a day of Muskie fishing.

Festivities will begin at the Hollenback boat ramp at 7:30 am with coffee and donuts. Partners will then be assigned and we will hit the water until about 12:00 pm. Upon our return to the pavilion we will be treated to hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. An award plaque will be presented to the guest who catches the largest Muskie in length. We are in need of club members with boats who are available to serve as guides for the Division Day activities. If you can guide for the day, please contact OHMC President Paul Anderson at 740-381-8181 or by E-mail: ohmc.paul@yahoo.com by Monday, June 1st. Once again last year there was great cooperation between all the guide boats and as a result, we had another great event. We plan on working together again this year and hope to do even better!

The Spring Outing and Steak Fry will follow at Alum Creek Reservoir on Saturday, June 6th & Sunday, June 7th. This outing is for club members, their families, and invited guests. Guests must fish with a club member to be eligible for awards. For this event there is a $15 registration fee per person to help cover the cost of the event. Please remember to buy 50/50, and raffle tickets as these also support the event. The registration will be set up at the Hollenback boat launch ramp. You may register Saturday from 6:00 am to 8:00 am. If you plan on fishing Sunday only, please notify an officer or trustee of the club in advance or contact one of us on the water. We will be monitoring VHF channel 71. You must register before you start fishing!

We will have a shore lunch with MI Chapter 41 at 12:00 at the boat ramp. Also, at 8:00 pm Saturday we will have a potluck dinner. The club will furnish plates, utensils, and napkins. Make sure to bring a covered dish, your appetite, and a smile. This dinner will also feature a steak fry as usual. The ribeye steaks cost $13.00 and must be ordered in advance. Please mail your check and a note indicating how many steaks you want by Friday, May 29th.   Make checks payable to “Ohio Huskie Muskie Club” and mail to: OHMC, 111 Anderson Lane, Bloomingdale, Ohio 43910.

The outing will end on Sunday at 3:00 pm. All caught Muskie MAL cards must be turned in to an OHMC officer at the launch ramp by 3:30 pm on Sunday to     qualify. YOU are still responsible for reporting your catches to the MAL. 1st and 2nd place trophies will be awarded at our 55th annual awards banquet in March 2016 based on total points earned.

 

2015 Minnow Fund Outing Results

2015 Minnow Fund Muskie Outing Summary:

68 Anglers Registered
29 Fish Caught

$2,091 event profit.

Youth Big Fish: Jake Wickline (36.00”)
First Place: Chuck Kuhlman (36.00”, 39.00”,43.00”) (40.00 Points)
Second Place: Patrick Vogel (36.00”, 37.00”, 39.50”) (34.50 Points)
Third Place: Steve McCloud (32.00”, 35.00”, 36.50”) (25.50 Points)
Big Fish (Tie): Chuck Kuhlman (43.00”) and Jack Moga (43.00”) ($275.00 Each)

Friday Night: Beverages and Registration
Saturday Morning: Breakfast and Registration
Saturday Evening: Dinner & Door Prizes with DNR Personnel.
Sunday Afternoon: Awards, Door Prizes, Raffles for Rod & Reel, 50/50, Lure Board, and Baits.

All Fish Caught:
Chuck Kuhlman: 36.00” and 39.00” and 43.00”
Patrick Vogel: 39.50” and 37.00” and 36.00”
Steve McCloud: 32.00” and 35.00” and 36.50”
Kevin LaRoche: 38.00” and 38.00”
Sylvester Trunkett: 39.00” and 37.00”
Jack Moga: 43.00”
Scott Hale: 34.50” and 33.00”
Chuck Land, Sr.: 41.25”
Jeff Clark: 40.00”
Guy Bechter Jr: 31.00” and 33.50”
Chris Silverthorn: 37.75”
Phil Ringenbach: 37.00”
Ken Miller: 37.00”
David Zimmerman: 36.50”
Jake Wickline: 36.00”
Patrick Andino: 33.00”
Elmer Heyob: 32.75”
Jeff Ferjutz: 31.00”
Bob McCloud: 30.50”

Thank you to everyone that came out to support the event, to those that donated to the event, and to those that dedicate their time to run the event. This does not happen without your participation and it is truly appreciated. Also, thank you Rosie, Syl is a lucky guy to have such a great gal.

Jake Wickline

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2015 Minnow Fund Muskie Outing

2015 OHMC Summer Contest Grand Prize

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OHMC has come up with an unbelievable raffle starting with the Ohio Muskie Show and extending on to our Summer Contest. The drawing will be July 12, 2015 and the winner need not be present to win.
The centerpiece of the raffle is a custom built St. Croix rod built by OHMC Trustee Robert Neville. The rod is built on a St. Croix SlingBlade blank with only the highest quality components. Check out the custom handle, wraps and guides in the pictures with this post. The pictures show the custom rod next to a standard St. Croix Slingblade rod. You need to see the rod in person to fully appreciate the craftsmanship.

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The rod is paired with a Calcutta 400B reel spooled with 80# Power Pro line.

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With the rod and reel comes a Lexan Big Bait Tackle Box built by Mike Mordas including 10 fish catching muskie baits. The 10 baits included will have at least one bait built by Ed Latiano and a couple of others with teeth marks in them.

 

 

Finally to give the winner a even better chance to catch a muskie, the raffle includes a full one week stay in a cottage at South Fork Marina on Leesville Lake.

LeesvilleLogoNo matter what week you choose in 2015 or 2016, you can rest after a hard day of fishing in air conditioned comfort on new queen mattress beds while watching a dvd of your fishing highlights.

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The value of this package is $2,000. Tickets are only $20 each or 3 for $50.

2015 54th Annual Banquet

The 54th Ohio Huskie Muskie Clubs Annual Awards Banquet was held on March 28, 2015 at McCalls Banquet Center in Canton, Ohio.  The attendance remained steady compared with the last two years and all those in attendance were treated to good food, friends and laughter.  A total of 90 OHMC members and 6 vendors were in attendance.  Every person in attendance received a complimentary ‘Fish Ohio’ boat towel provided by the ODNR and a fishing bait as a door prize.  We had a trivia contest as extra entertainment again this year.

During the business meeting, members voted on the lake nominations for our 46th Annual Open Summer Contest in 2016.  The winner was West Branch Reservoir, with the event to be tentatively held on July 9th and 10th pending park approval.  Elections for officer positions were held during the business meeting.  The OHMC officers for 2015 are as follows; Paul Anderson, President; Jeff Ferjutz, 1st Vice-President; Rick Simpson, 2nd Vice-President; Tim Smith, Secretary; John Ringenbach, Treasurer.  There are currently several vacancies on the board of trustees, so if you are interested, we could sure use the help.  Please see any trustee or officer.

Before the banquet meal started there was a pause for a moment of silence for all the club members whom had passed last year and for those individuals that are in the military and may be away from their families.  Next, we took a moment for a blessing of the meal by club member Dennis Mitchell.  The food was very good with a buffet that included Baked Chicken, Sausage and Peppers, McCalls Signature Potatoes, Green Beans, Rigatoni, a Garden Salad, Rolls, and Sherbet.  We all had a great time and lots of fun with the fish stories that were being told.

ODNR attendees were Mr. Scott Hale, Inland Fisheries Program Administrator; Mr. Curt Wagner, Fish Management Biologist District Three; Mr. Phil Hillman, Fish Management Supervisor, District Three; Ms. Deb Walters, Fish Management Supervisor District Five; Mike Greenlee, Fish Management Supervisor District Four; Kevin Page, Inland Fisheries Research Unit Research Biologist.  Phil spoke about his personal observations from attending OHMC banquets over so many years.  Also, Scott presented information about the development of fisheries in Ohio, and highlighted the most recent addition to the list of program lakes; East Fork.  The presentation showed a comparative analysis of historical fishery development in Ohio and was very insightful.  Also, the importance of participation in the Muskie Angler Log (MAL) was prominently highlighted.

A special thanks goes out to all the vendors that set up a booth at the banquet this year, and also all of the Ohio Huskie Muskie Club supporters who donated to the club.  Please patronize these companies as they make our events a success.  The following were supportive of raffle and door prizes.  Xtreme Muskie Lures,  Marshall Custom Tackle, Musky Fisherman Specialties, Jerry Rice, Jimmy’s Bucktails, and Tuff Shad.

AWARD RESULTS FOR OHIO LAKES, MUSKIES CAUGHT

Ohio Huskie Muskie Club Inc. Annual Banquet Awards Winners, for club member’s recognition of outstanding catches and achievements in the 2014 season.

H.E. Pooch Curry Award   (Largest musky by length only) was presented to Tom Johnson with a 51.00” musky caught at Salt Fork Lake.

The Matthew Smith Memorial awards for juniors were as follows:

Boys Release—Charles Neville with a 45.50” fish.

Girl’s Release—Ashley McCartney with a 45.00”  fish.

 The Royalty Awards

King Trophy Division, a kept muskie, length plus weight by point system. (None)

Queen Trophy Division, a kept muskie, length plus weight by point system. (None)

King Release — Tom Johnson with a 51.00” muskie caught at Salt Fork.

Queen Release –Kathy Mitchell with a 47.00” caught at Piedmont.

Mr. Muskie Award – Guy Bechter

Woman of the Year Award – Charlotte Fuchs

Overall Tournament Champion – Charles Neville

 

First Ever 50-Inch Award

Tom Johnson with a 51.00” from Salt Fork.

David Baio with a 50.50” from Leesville.

 

Dr. Dunmire Plaque Awards

There were (23) Dr. L. G. Dunmire Plaque Awards recognized by the club for those anglers whom caught at least three Huskie muskies measuring 42.00-inches in length or longer. Patrick Klingensmith (37), Greg Bozick (29), David Baio (25), John Ringenbach (10), George Weber (10), David Brown (9), Bob Marshall (9), Chuck Harmon (8), Dennis Mitchell (8), Sam Reichenbach (7), Bill Schultz, Jr. (7), Ray Hinchcliff, Sr. (6), Ray Elkins (5), Nick Smith (5), Chuck Land, Sr. (4), Kathy Mitchell (4), Dennis Braun (3), Sherman Champlin (3), Chad Harmon (3), Joe McManes (3), Charles Neville (3), Philip Ringenbach (3), Tim Smith (3)

10 Or More Release Awards 

There were (37) Plaques Awards recognized by the club for those anglers whom caught 10 or more muskies 30-inches in length or longer and released all of them.  Pat  Klingensmith (211), David Baio (123), Bob Marshall      (110), Greg Bozick (96), Bill Schultz, Jr. (87), Ray Elkins (53), Sam Reichenbach (46), Robert Basic (38), Chuck Harmon (38), George Weber (38), David Brown (37), Tim Ritter (37), John Ringenbach (34), Nick Smith (33), Ray Hinchcliff, Sr. (31), Chad Harmon (27), Josh Marshall (27), Jason Basic (26), Dennis Braun (23), Kathy Mitchell (23), Bill Brant (22), Charles Neville (21), Dennis Mitchell (20), Sherman Champlin (18), Beau Chumley (17), Linda Hannen (17), Jack Worline (16), Tom Morris (16), Chuck Land, Sr.  (15), Tim Smith (15), Tom Johnson (14), Tom Hannen (13), Tony Crisp (12), Jeffery Ulanich (12), Ashley McCartney (11), Paul Anderson (11), Dave Nabb (10),

Raffles:

The Business Meeting 50/50 was won by Greg Eischen.  The Banquet 50/50 was won by Barb Dickson.  The Lure board was won by Mike Reed.  The Rod and Reel was won by Chuck Land, Sr.  The Trivia contest was won by Rick Simpson.

The banquet is now history and it is now time to start some actual muskie fishing, Thank you to everyone that attended and to all of those people that helped make the event such a great success.

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