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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

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!

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