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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Our final tournament of the year will be a 1 day event at Lake Milton Saturday, October 27th. Registration will be held at the Pointview ramp starting at 6:30 am. Fishing times will be from 7am-5pm with fish being turned in NO later than 5:30pm. Entry will be $15 with a $5 Big Fish pool. The event is open to all. The longest fish of the tournament will determine the winner. Hope to see everyone there!!
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.
The value of this package is $2,000. Tickets are only $20 each or 3 for $50.