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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!

OHMC is on Instagram

Ohio Huskie Muskie Club is officially on Instagram! Follow us at @OhioHuskieMuskieClub. Want to be featured on our profile? Tag us in your pictures or captions, or use #OHMC_Muskies and we will reshare your photos.
We are just starting out so it will take a bit to build the page but sharing your photos with us of your recent catch, a day on the lake, or your favorite lure to use on Ohio waters will help us build our content and grow our following! Don’t have instagram but still want us to share your photos? Send them to MB.OHMC@gmail.com and we will make sure they get on there!

2019 Summer Contest Raffle

The Ohio Huskie Muskie Club will be kicking off the 2019 Summer Contest Raffle at the Ohio Musky Show January 11th thru January 13th.   The prize will include a one week stay at the Studio Cabin donated by Leesville North Fork Marina.  Newly remodeled (see pictures below), the cabin is a great home base to chase Leesville’s muskies.   While fishing, you will be able to cast to your heart’s content with a custom rod built by Excalibur Rodworks’ Fred Lederer.  Check out the pictures below, the rod is built on a St. Croix blank with the finest components.   The rod will be perfect for jerk baits and jigging and is equipped with a Calcutta 400 B reel spooled with 80# Power Pro line.  To store those jerk baits and Bondy baits, you will have a fantastic tackle box built by Muskie Train’s Mike Mordas.   The box is perfect for storing all size baits and is built to give you a view of everything in the box at one time.   By the time you receive your prize, the tackle box will be full of new lures from a wide selection of great lure manufacturers.  To measure your giant, you will also receive a brand new bump board from the folks at MuskieBumper, the best boards out there.   Finally, to keep you cool and hydrated during those hot summer days, you will have a Yeti cooler to keep sandwiches, drinks and snacks cool and fresh donated by InCom Supply of Pittsburgh.  The retail value of this grand prize easily exceeds $2,000.  Tickets will be $20 each or 3 for $50.

OHMC 2019 Events

Ohio Muskie Show

January 11-13

Makoy Center, Columbus, OH

 

58th Annual OHMC Awards Banquet

March 23

McCalls Banquet Center, Canton, OH

 

Muskie Max

March 2-3

Printscape Arena, Canonsburg, Pa.

 

OHMC  Spring Outing

May 4-5

West Branch, Portage County

West Branch Reservoir

 

 

 

Leesville Lungefest

June 8

Leesville Lake, Leesville, Oh

 

 

49th Annual OHMC Summer Contest And Division Day

July 19-21

Salt Fork Lake, Cambridge, Ohio

 

 

 

 

7th Annual Minnow Fund Muskie Outing

September 28-29

Pymatuning Lake, Ashtabula County

 

 

 

 Muskie Munch

October 19

Piedmont Lake, Piedmont, Oh

 

 

 

Milton Muskie Munch Results

Saturday turned out to be a typical October day for 2018, heavy mist, drizzle, and rain at times with temperatures from 40 to 45 degrees.  Lake Milton was also in the middle of a major drawdown, probably dropping a couple feet during the week.  With all that being said, 16 hearty anglers gave it a try to catch the longest fish of the day.  Some of the smarter boats had nice enclosures with rumored heaters and even stoves to cook Ramon noddle lunches.  Others had the opportunity to test out a beautiful fiberglass multi species boat just purchased days before.  When all was said and done, John Ringenbach, guided by Tim Smith in that new boat, was able to claim first prize with a very lengthy 31.5″ fish, beating out two catfish and a sub.  Though he was lucky Ricky Bobby Bondy was not able to land two fish most likely stretching beyond 32″. Given the results, the big fish pool was donated to the Minnow fund earmarked for a few more fingerlings to be stocked in Lake Milton next year.  This was our last event of the year, thanks to all for supporting OHMC throughout the year, and see you and the banquet in 2019.

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