What a great weekend…..The Tribe clinches home field for the playoffs, the Browns win big at home, and the weather was absolutely gorgeous for a muskie fishing tournament at West Branch. A total of 49 anglers signed up to fish the Minnow Fund. With the money raised this weekend and past events and donations, OHMC has over $4,000 to contribute to next year’s ODNR stocking effort.
The muskies were caught, probably not as many as we would have hoped, but 14 legal fish came to the net. The winner of the event with a 37.75″, 37.5″ and 32.5″ was Jeff Belcher. You will have to talk with Jeff to find our his secrets for putting fish in the boat. Second Place with two fish, 38″ and 35″ was John Proch. OHMC has records going back to 1961, not sure this is a first, but John caught all of his fish from a kayak. Given the success of a number of our members with kayaks, they clearly are a force.
Big fish was caught by our Past President, Fred Lederer with a 44.5″ beast earning Fred a pool payout of $225.
The remaining fish caught are:
Jerry Rice 31.75″
Jeff Ferjutz 36.75″
Ray Elkins 36.75″ and 33.5″
Daniel Bruyrie 35″
Jeff Giles 33″
Jeff Dvorak 38″
Joe Tenebria 34″
A big thank you for all who came out and supported the event. Our next event is the Muskie Munch October 24 at Salt Fork Lake. This is a one day event where the longest fish caught is the winner.