Kudos to Jeff Ferjutz for acting as Tournament Director for this event. On behalf of the club, Jeff would like to thank everyone who came out to fish, the weather was great for fishing. The storms they were calling for must have missed Leesville. This is a throwback tournament, biggest fish wins. 27 anglers registered with 8 fish being caught. Would like to congratulate Matt Clark who landed a 45″ fish to win the event and Big Fish. Matt also donated $100 back to the Minnow Fund from the big fish pool. Thank you Matt. Hope to see everyone at the Summer Contest at Piedmont on July 21st and July 22nd. Other successful anglers and the fish caught were:
Rick Simposon 30.5″
Syl Trunkett 32″
Will Shawgo 34″
Will Tolerton 34.5″ and 38″
David White 41.5″
Seige Bostick 36″
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.
The rod is paired with a Calcutta 400B reel spooled with 80# Power Pro line.
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.
No 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.
The value of this package is $2,000. Tickets are only $20 each or 3 for $50.
Links to various media covering the event from June 6th, 2014.
Art Holden – The Daily Record – Wooster, Ohio
D’Arcy Egan – The Plain Dealer – Cleveland, Ohio
Dan Armitage – The Outdoor Hub – Columbus, Ohio
We are also anticipating an article by Robert Lowendick – President of the Outdoor Writers of Ohio.
Finally, OHMC Treasurer – John Ringenbach was on the Buckeye Sportsman radio program hosted by Dan Armitage during the Saturday, June 14th program. The interview with John is available via podcast at the link below. The muskie portion begins at about 22:00 and John did a fantastic job !
Dan Armitage – Buckeye Sportsman Radio Program – Podcast from June 14th, 2014.
It’s really nice to get some good PR for Ohio’s muskie program.
The Ohio DNR has broadcast a Webinar of the Muskellunge Program in our state. The seminar covers the Introduction to the Species, the Muskellunge Program in Ohio, Angler Collaboration, and the new Tagging Study. The Webinar is a little over an hour in length and can be viewed at this location: