OHMC 45th ANNUAL SUMMER CONTEST

It is time to prepare for our 45th annual open summer contest to be held at Piedmont Lake, Piedmont, Ohio on July 11th and 12th, 2015.  Registration will be held at the marina parking lot.  Registration will be open on Friday, July 10th from 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM and will resume on Saturday, July 11th from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM.  We will also have registration on Sunday as-needed.  Please contact an officer ahead of time if you know you will only fish on Sunday.  Entry fee registration donations will be $20.00.  As always this contest is open to the public.  Fishing hours are from 6:00 AM Saturday until 2:00 PM Sunday.  All fish must be turned in to the club president by 3:00 PM Sunday.

Please remember that Piedmont is a limited horsepower lake with a variety of users.  All boating safety equipment is required.  All state and local boating rules and regulations shall be observed.

There will be trophies awarded for the top three places for fish released.   Remember, our awards are based on a point system (4 points for the first 30” with a point for each additional inch).  Each boat will be given a boat packet containing contest information, PLEASE READ THE CONTEST RULES CAREFULLY.

Each angler who registers will be given a ticket at registration for the door prizes that will be drawn at the event conclusion. The award ceremony and the Grand Prize drawing will start at 3:00 PM sharp after fishing closes on Sunday, at the old marina.  You will need a raffle ticket to participate in the drawings.  The last few times we were at Piedmont we have enjoyed some great fishing and fantastic camaraderie.

We again this year have many other raffle prizes and door prizes such as rods and reels, and gift certificates.  We will be auctioning some custom built one-of-a-kind baits .  Winner of the grand prize drawing need NOT be present to win.   For all other drawings the winner must be present.

During the Summer Contest this year, we will be conducting a steak cookout at the parking area on Saturday Evening at about 8:00.  We will be pre-ordering steaks as we traditionally do for the Spring and Fall Outings.  The steaks will be 16 oz Delmonico Cut Ribeyes and cost $13.00 each.  If you would like to join us and want a steak, your order must be received no later than Friday, July 3rd.  Please send your check made payable to “OHMC” to:  OHMC, 111 Anderson Lane, Bloomingdale OH 43910.  If you plan on coming, please try to bring a side dish.

If you have any questions, please contact Paul Anderson by e-mail: ohmc.paul@yahoo.com or by phone:740-381-8181

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 OHMC Division Day & Spring Outing

The Ohio Huskie Muskie Club hosted our 2015 annual Division Day and Spring Outing from Friday, June 5th through Sunday June 7th, at Alum Creek Reservoir.  Festivities kicked off on Thursday with a boat axle replacement for Past President Fred Lederer.  His weekend would get better!  On Friday Morning, Members of the Outdoor Writers of Ohio, The Ohio Division of Wildlife, and the OHMC, all met at the Boat ramp for a day of Muskie fishing.  Soon, an error on my part by having brought the wrong supply tote, created an opportunity for the strength of our Board of Trustees to be displayed.  Everyone came together to get a list of needed items, and Trustee Stephanie Neville stepped up to get us re-stocked in time for lunch.  As I have indicated in the past, our club is truly blessed to have such a great group of trustees.  Thank you all.

With the glitches behind us, we hit the water and the nets started getting wet immediately.  We had four guests boat their very first muskie, including one tagged fish from the emigration study.  During Division Day, we had 11 OHMC members serve as guides for 9 Division of Wildlife personnel and 3 writers.  There were a total of 9 fish caught by 9 different guests.  After the fishing concluded, we all enjoyed a grilled lunch and a mutual Thank you from each group.  Our winner this year was Dan Kovalaske, the Castaila Fish Hatchery Coordinator.  Dan caught his first muskie, which was a 42” fish, while being guided by club member Phil Cummings.  Congratulations gentlemen!

The weather for all three days was just dandy as we enjoyed our first rain-free Spring Outing in many years.  The air temperatures ranged from 55 to 80 degrees with a mix of clouds to sunny skies.  Our Spring Outing event was conducted simultaneously with a Muskies Inc. Chapter 41 event and both groups enjoyed the atmosphere of cooperation.  With a medical emergency by a club member on the water, many persons came together and got him transported to the hospital where he was treated and released the same day.  Thanks to everyone that helped, it’s nice to know that our membership will drop everything to help a friend in need.

Our clubs had a joint shore lunch together which was catered by a local Boy Scout troop and they did a fantastic job!  We had burgers, brats, corn, cookies, brownies, and many other tasty treats.  Later, in the evening, we had our steak fry and once again, Jerry Rice did a fantastic job cooking all of our steaks.  We enjoyed 16 oz ribeyes and some of the best coleslaw I have had in a long time (Thanks Holly)!  Tim smith cooked us fresh corn-on-the-cob and some members that traveled from more than 4 hours away, took time to bring us side dishes.  Thank you to everyone that contributed to a wonderful meal.  We conducted our traditional raffle prize drawings afterwards and our winners were as follows:  Seth Ferrel won the Rod and Reel, Rick Simpson won the Lure Board, and Doug Miller won the 50/50.

We had 45 persons sign up and had 22 fish of 30” or greater turned in.  We also had many sub-30” fish caught and at least 3 of those fish were successfully scanned with PIT tag readers.   When the results were in, they showed that Fred Lederer had put on a clinic.  He boated 4 fish to take 1st place.  Lou Spezio won 2nd place and the big fish side pot.  Congratulations to our winners, they will receive their trophies at our annual awards banquet next March.

All fish caught are as follows:  Fred Lederer (32.50”, 34.25”, 34.50”, 36.00”)(33.25 Points); Lou Spezio (41.00”, 43.00”)(32.00 Points); Elmer Heyob (38.75”, 40.00”)(26.75 Points); Anna Land (30.00”, 33.50”, 38.00”)(23.50 Points); Bronson Gundlach (35.00”,38.00”)(21.00 Points); John Ringenbach (39.00”)(13.00 Points); Rick Simpson (31.50”, 32.00”)(11.50 Points); Cliff Honeycutt (35”)(9.00 Points); Jack Moga (34.75”)(8.75 Points); Holly Neville (34.00”)(8.00 Points); Tom Watson (34.00”)(8.00 Points); Jeff Ziol (32.00”)(6.00 Points); William Neville (31.00”)(5.00 Points)

Thank you to everyone that came and I hope to see you all next month at Piedmont.

Dan Kovalaske

Fred Lederer

Lou Spezio

 

 

Jack, Holly, and William Neville

Kevin Kayle

Dean Silverthorn

John Ringenbach

Mike Greenlee

Jill Connor

Paul Anderson

Tim Parker

John Ringenbach

Jack Moga

Jerry Rice

Tim Parret

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

Chuck KuhlmanChris SilverthornJeff Ferjutz

2015 Minnow Fund Muskie Outing

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