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58th Annual OHMC Awards Banquet

The OHMC held our 58th annual awards banquet at McCalls banquet center in Canton on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019.

During the Business Meeting, elections of officers occurred. Officers for 2019 are as follows:

President – Paul Anderson
1st Vice President – Jeff Ferjutz
2nd Vice President – Rick Simpson
Secretary – Tim Smith
Treasurer – John Ringenbach

Staff members from the ODNR were on hand to answer any questions. The following staff members were in attendance:

Peter Novotny, Assistant Chief, ODNR, Division of Wildlife

Scott Hale, Executive Administrator of Fish Management & Research, Central Office
Kevin Kayle, Fish Hatchery Program Administrator, Central Office
Nick Cola, Fish Management Unit Leader, District Four
Curt Wagner, Fish Management Supervisor, District Three
Kevin Page, Fisheries Biologist, Inland Fisheries Research Unit

Votes were taken for the location of the 50th annual OHMC Summer Contest to be held in July of 2020. The event will be held at Piedmont lake if camping is available otherwise West Branch Lake.

Award winners:

Joe Blackwell Mister Muskie Award – Chad Harmon
Woman of the Year Award – Kortney Harmon

Pooch Curry Award for 2018 with a 52.20 inch muskie caught and released at West Branch was Mr. Greg Bozick.

Doc Dunmire Awards.

This award is for those anglers who caught 3 or more Huskie muskies 42” in length and longer, whether the Muskie was harvested or released.

Sherman Champlin 3
Linda Hannen 3
Lee Himes 3
John Lent 3
Sam Reichenbach 3
John Ringenbach 3
Timothy Smith 3
Jim Cook 4
Phillip Jarvis 4
William Lambert 4
Josh Marshall 4
Chuck McKnight 4
Linda Zonker 5
Brock Bohley 6
Jeff Claxon 6
Bob Marshall 6
George Weber 6
Bill Zonker 6
Bill Schultz Jr. 7
Ray Elkins 8
Jim Mayberry 8
Chuck Land Sr. 9
Mike McKenzie 9
David Baio 10
Kathy Mitchell 10
Chad Harmon 11
Dennis Mitchell 11
Will Tolerton 11
John Thompson 22
Kyle Jones 25
John Olesick 26
Greg Bozick 32
David White 37
Chuck Harmon 39
Patrick Klingensmith 61

Fifty-Inch Award 2018 (First Time 50” Catch)
Jeff Claxon
John Olesick

Pat Klingensmith

Matthew Smith Memorial Award for Juniors 2018

Boys “Released” Brock Bohley – 46.00”

Girls “Released” Ashley McCartney – 42.00”

Ohio Huskie Muskie Club Royalty 2018

King “Released” Pat Klingensmith – 51.75”

King “Trophy” Greg Bozick – 52.25”

Queen “Released”

Kathy Mitchell – 47.00″

Linda Hannen – 47.00″

Linda Zonker – 47.00″

10 or More Release Awards:

Jim Prettyman 10 Muskies
Jerry Rice 10 Muskies
Jeff Claxon 11 Muskies
Fischer Himes 14 Muskies
John Ritter 14 Muskies
William Lambert 15 Muskies
John Lent 15 Muskies
Mike Sandridge 16 Muskies
Tony Crisp 17 Muskies
Rick Simpson 17 Muskies
Timothy Smith 17 Muskies
Linda Zonker 17 Muskies
Brock Bohley 18 Muskies
John Dennis 22 Muskies
Chuck McKnight 24 Muskies
Patrick Andino 25 Muskies
Josh Marshall 25 Muskies
Kathy Mitchell 25 Muskies
Dennis Mitchell 26 Muskies
Chuck Land Sr. 28 Muskies
Lee Himes 31 Muskies
Chad Harmon 33 Muskies
Bill Zonker 33 Muskies
Phillip Jarvis 34 Muskies
Thomas Morris 35 Muskies
John Ringenbach 36 Muskies
Jim Cook 38 Muskies
Sherman Champlin 39 Muskies
David Baio 49 Muskies
Ray Elkins 49 Muskies
John Olesick 59 Muskies
Bob Basic 60 Muskies
Jim Mayberry 62 Muskies
George Weber 71 Muskies
Sam Reichenbach 74 Muskies
Kyle Jones 76 Muskies
Bill Schultz Jr. 82 Muskies
Bob Marshall 85 Muskies
Tim Ritter 91 Muskies
Will Tolerton 92 Muskies
John Thompson 95 Muskies
Mike McKenzie 132 Muskies
David White 162 Muskies
Chuck Harmon 189 Muskies
Greg Bozick 201 Muskies
Patrick Klingensmith 357 Muskies


Event Winners:

Spring Outing
May 5th & 6th, 2018
Clear Fork
1st Place – Jeff Clark
2nd Place – John Ringenbach

Leesville Lungefest
June 9th, 2018
Leesville
1st Place – Matt Clark

Summer Contest
July 21st & 22nd, 2018
Piedmont
1st Place – Scott Donahew
2nd Place – Phil Cummings
3rd Place – Phil Jarvis

Minnow Fund Outing
September 29th & 30th, 2018
Salt Fork
1st Place – Fred Lederer
2nd Place – Phil Jarvis
3rd Place – Phil Cummings

Muskie Munch
October 27th, 2018
Lake Milton
1st Place – John Ringenbach

2018 Overall Tournament Winner
Phil Cummings
7 Muskies

Brock Bohley and Tim Smith

Jeff Ferjutz and Pat Klingensmith

Phil Cummings and Tim Smith

Fred Lederer and Tim Smith

Tim Smith and Phil Jarvis

Scott Donahew and Tim Smith

Phil Cummings and Tim Smith

Tim Smith and Phil Jarvis

Linda Hannen, Kathy Mitchell, Linda Zonker

Tim Smith and Pat Klingensmith

Tim Smith and Ashley McCartney

Chad and Kortney Harmon

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.

48th Annual O.H.M.C. Open Summer Contest Results

The OHMC held our 48th annual Summer Contest on Saturday, July 21st and Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 at Piedmont Lake. The weekend seemed to be plagued with many anglers having a variety of boat trailer problems. These issues once again displayed the true character of our club. First, past president Fred Lederer had problems on the highway on Thursday evening. But Chad Harmon, Kevin LaRoche, Phil Cummings, and Greg Eichen all jumped in and helped in their own way. A new member showed up with his sons and had a trailer weld break in the marina parking lot. Our trustees jumped into action and walked the trailer to the ramp to ensure the repair could be made. We had two other members with further trailer problems, but you get the idea, in each instance, our members stepped up and banded together to get everyone on the water. We really do have a wonderful group that I’m proud to be affiliated with.

On Friday evening, we began to assemble and soon laughter, handshakes, and stories began to fill the air. It’s always special to see old friends and new at these events. The weather for the weekend looked ominous with forecasts of heavy non-stop rain dominating the predictions. In typical fashion, trustees Rick Daniels and Kevin Proffit showed up with a tent suitable for all members to have shelter available.

The rain started early on Saturday morning but didn’t last long, we would only see minor sprinkles a couple times for the entire event thankfully. The cooler temps and partly cloudy skies made for perfect weather for this event. Many locals had warned us about the poor fishing recently at Piedmont and the dire predictions seemed to indicate we would struggle for slime in this event. We had 40 anglers set out in search of an opportunity to use their net.

We assembled on Saturday evening for some fantastic steaks, thanks to Rick Simpson, Fred Lederer, and Jerry Rice. Tim Smith once again cooked fresh corn-on-the-cob and there were many other great side dishes to fill our bellies with yummy goodness. We drew our raffle winners, including Rich Daniels winning our lure board and Fred Lederer winning our 50/50. Some of the members went out after dinner, while others elected to enjoy a great evening with a cold beverage and good friends.

By Sunday afternoon, we assembled to see if anyone had cracked the code. Indeed, out of 40 anglers, we had 31 fish reported as being caught. Chuck Land turned in the biggest fish at 45.50 inches and collected $195 for his accomplishment. Scott Donohew turned in 6 fish to claim first place, Phil Cummings turned in 5 fish to earn second place, and Phil Jarvis turned in 4 fish to claim third place. Our winners will get their trophies at our banquet next Spring.

All fish caught: Scott Donohew (32.00, 36.00, 43.00, 33.50, 33.50, 36.00) 58.00 points; Phil Cummings (32.50, 33.25, 32.75, 34.75, 34.50) 43.75 points; Phil Jarvis (31.25, 31.50, 34.50, 38.00) 29.25 points; Dave White (40.00, 36.00) 24.00 points; Chuck Land (45.50) 19.50 points; Jerry Rice (42.00) 16.00 points; Rich Reeves (39.00) 13.00 points; Fred Lederer (37.50) 11.50 points; Seige Bostwick (37.00) 11.00 points; Greg Eichen (36.00) 10.00 points; Elmer McClure (35.00) 9.00 points; Kyle Jones (33.50) 7.50 points; David Baio (33.50) 7.50 points; Tim Smith (33.00) 7.00 points; Bill Zonker (32.00) 6.00 points; Linda Zonker (32.00) 6.00 points; Troy Oliver (32.00) 6.00 points; Jeff Clark (32.00) 6.00 points.

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LungeFest Results

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″

 

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