Two beautiful days greeted 37 anglers at Pymatuning Lake this past weekend for the outing to support the Minnow Fund. Friday night Tim Smith and Phil Ringenbach cooked up perfectly cooked walleye and freshly cut french fries to a gathering of about 25 anglers. A few beers might have been consumed also. Saturday morning , final sign up was at the Duck N Drake who provided fresh coffee and a nice donation in support of the Minnow Fund. Pymatuning Lake gave up some of her fish on Saturday, with anglers catching 9 fish for the day, with one boat getting a triple. Saturday evening, Tim Smith and Jerry Rice cooked up hamburgers and hotdogs for a hungry crew, who went above and beyond supporting the raffles of a lure board, rod and reel and 50/50 prize.
Sunday was another great day, with 7 fish caught by 2 pm. The final results were announced at 2:30 at the Duck N Drake with big fish being won by Dave Rankin with a 45″ tank. For the tournament, Paul Anderson won with two fish, a 36″ and 43.75″ and second place was captured by Bob Basic with a 37.5″ and 38″. Here are the remaining fish caught:
Jerry Rice 39″, Jeff Ferjutz 35.5″ and 38.75″, Fred Lederer 38.5″, Matt Clark 32″, Jeff Dvorak 35.5″, Joe Tenebria 35.5″, Al Dawes 30″, Russ Roberts 37″ and 37″ and Phil Cummings 40″.
The outing was able to raise over $1,100 for the Minnow Fund, which will be added to the Club’s Minnow Fund account for donation to the ODNR next spring.
Thank you all for the tremendous support.
Below are some pictures from the event. The one with the special background might have been in reaction to the author of this note checking out the backgrounds on some fish caught the prior weekend. Bob was puzzled about how long it was taking me to look at his pictures.
This outing is to be held September 28-29 at Pymatuning Lake! The OHMC is very happy to be heading back to Andover after not being there for a while! This outing is OPEN to the public.
Pre-registration will be held Friday night the 27th at Ohio State Campground site 116 from 6 pm-8 pm. The clubs officers/trustees will serve a free walleye fish fry to those that sign up.
The OHMC is happy to announce that Duck-N-Drake tackle shop has teamed up with us for this event! Registration Saturday morning will be held at Duck-N-Drake, (7038 Pymatuning Lake Rd. Andover OH. 44003) from 7 am-8 am. Birches boat ramp is directly across the street, please park there and walk over so we don’t fill their parking lot.
Fishing starts at 7 am.
Saturday night the club will provide hotdogs and hamburgers from 6:30 pm-8 pm at the pavilion located at the north beach at the causeway. There will be a rod and reel raffle, a 50/50 raffle and a lure board raffle.
Sunday fishing will end at 2 pm. Catches must be reported NO LATER then 2:30 pm to an officer at Duck-N-Drake.
This outing is $20 with an optional $5 BIG FISH. All funds raised go directly to the Minnow Fund! Hope to see you there
Great time at Salt Fork this past weekend, it was hot but we got through it just fine. 23 anglers signed up, we had lunch Saturday and drew all the raffles.
Winner of the grand prize was Charlotte Fuchs, 50/50 raffle winner was Jeff Clark, and also raffles off a bunch a baits.
There was one legal fish caught by Matt Clark, a 31.5” Muskie which took 1st place and Big Fish! Matt also caught a sub on Sunday.
Next event is also open to the public which is the Minnow Fund Outing at Pymatuning on September 28/29. Hope to see everyone there, this is the one to be at! All proceeds go directly to the state to fund the Muskie program.
Saturday July 20th and Sunday July 21st at Salt Fork reservoir in Guernsey County is the Summer Contest event for the OHMC. This event is open to the public, anyone can fish.
Pre-registration is 6-8pm Friday, July 19th at campsite G9. Cost is $15 with an optional $5 Big Fish Pool.
Saturday morning registration will be held at the Old Marina from 6-8am, if anyone shows up late, the club will be on VHS channel 68. Fishing starts Saturday morning at 7am. There will be a shore lunch provided by the club at 1pm at the Old Marina pavilion. Hotdogs, hamburgers, water, chips will be provided. After lunch, the raffles will begin. The clubs grand prize, ( 1 week stay at Leesville North Fork Marina donated by owner Keith Ott, an OHMC bumpboard donated by Jeremy Sivis owner of Muskiebumper, a custom rod built by Fred Lederer owner of Excalibur Rodworks, a Calcutta 400 B reel filled with Power Pro line, a tackle box donated by Mike Mordas owner of Muskie Train that is filled with baits, and a Yeti cooler donated by InCom Supply of Pittsburgh), a 50/50 raffle and a lure board raffle.
Fishing will go all night. Event ends Sunday at 3pm, fish catches must be turned in NO later than 3:30 pm.
Lots of fish seen by the 33 anglers signed up, here are the ones to the net. Thank you everyone for supporting the club. Summer Contest coming up mid July. Will post soon on it.
Largest fish won. Congrats to Tim Smith.
Everyone that caught fish;
Tim Smith 43.5”
Matt Clark 42.5”
Chris Silverthorn 42.25”, 36.5”
Neil Butara 41.75”
Will Tolerton 39.5”
Kortney Harmon 35”